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    Quote Originally Posted by Helpmeiaminhell View Post
    Pretty sure 'AATCHB' is a Fragile outtake.....The booklet lists the credits and Keith Hillebrandt is listed. He only worked with NIN up til 2000 and left after the Fragility tour ended....I think ninwiki even listed it as a Fragile outtake
    Hillebrandt is listed for tdtwwa which was recorded in 2000

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    My YT page had this today and thought it was cool:

    https://imgur.com/a/31VB616

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    Can't wait for a Still reissue remaster so I can make my own Fragile expanded. Also need Things Falling Apart reissued and remastered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helpmeiaminhell View Post
    Pretty sure 'AATCHB' is a Fragile outtake.....The booklet lists the credits and Keith Hillebrandt is listed. He only worked with NIN up til 2000 and left after the Fragility tour ended....I think ninwiki even listed it as a Fragile outtake
    Hillebrandt is listed on every Still song for programming. There's no way to differentiate the chronology from the album credits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasonsinthesky View Post
    Hillebrandt is listed on every Still song for programming. There's no way to differentiate the chronology from the album credits.
    There was a Direct TV interview from 2002. I thought it was in that interview where he mentioned recording it after the tour. I skimmed through it on YouTube, but didnít hear that part. Does that sound familiar to anyone else? I feel like it was longer when I saw it originally than what is on YouTube.

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    Hillebrandt is also on Deep, fwiw

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    It took me about twenty years of listening to the album version of "Sin" to figure out what the high-pitched squealing noise was on the introduction (just as the hi-hat pattern enters, it starts on the left side of the stereo image, then pans to the other side and back; crops up again several times throughout). Always thought maybe it was a violin sample, or something like that, but then TR casually dropped a truth-bomb in a recent interview that there was "sax on Pretty Hate Machine" and my brain — after a few moments of "WTF is he talking about, 'Purest Feeling' isn't on the album" — went "oh fuck, that noise is a saxophone played in the altissimo range with over-blowing". If you pitch shift it down a couple of tones this is easier to hear, but I'm pretty sure now that's exactly what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    It took me about twenty years of listening to the album version of "Sin" to figure out what the high-pitched squealing noise was on the introduction (just as the hi-hat pattern enters, it starts on the left side of the stereo image, then pans to the other side and back; crops up again several times throughout). Always thought maybe it was a violin sample, or something like that, but then TR casually dropped a truth-bomb in a recent interview that there was "sax on Pretty Hate Machine" and my brain — after a few moments of "WTF is he talking about, 'Purest Feeling' isn't on the album" — went "oh fuck, that noise is a saxophone played in the altissimo range with over-blowing". If you pitch shift it down a couple of tones this is easier to hear, but I'm pretty sure now that's exactly what it is.
    i had that same thought and then never got around to investigating it so THANK YOU!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    It took me about twenty years of listening to the album version of "Sin" to figure out what the high-pitched squealing noise was on the introduction (just as the hi-hat pattern enters, it starts on the left side of the stereo image, then pans to the other side and back; crops up again several times throughout). Always thought maybe it was a violin sample, or something like that, but then TR casually dropped a truth-bomb in a recent interview that there was "sax on Pretty Hate Machine" and my brain — after a few moments of "WTF is he talking about, 'Purest Feeling' isn't on the album" — went "oh fuck, that noise is a saxophone played in the altissimo range with over-blowing". If you pitch shift it down a couple of tones this is easier to hear, but I'm pretty sure now that's exactly what it is.
    you are a gentleman & a scholar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    It took me about twenty years of listening to the album version of "Sin" to figure out what the high-pitched squealing noise was on the introduction (just as the hi-hat pattern enters, it starts on the left side of the stereo image, then pans to the other side and back; crops up again several times throughout). Always thought maybe it was a violin sample, or something like that, but then TR casually dropped a truth-bomb in a recent interview that there was "sax on Pretty Hate Machine" and my brain — after a few moments of "WTF is he talking about, 'Purest Feeling' isn't on the album" — went "oh fuck, that noise is a saxophone played in the altissimo range with over-blowing". If you pitch shift it down a couple of tones this is easier to hear, but I'm pretty sure now that's exactly what it is.
    oh my fucking GOD

    He used the saxophone for every kind of weird sounds. Like in Eraser; all the sound effects were created by breathing into the mouthpiece of a sax. Trent even did this live when they performed TDS in full.

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    Maybe, in the end, the real Bad Witch is dat saaaax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizfan View Post
    oh my fucking GOD

    He used the saxophone for every kind of weird sounds. Like in Eraser; all the sound effects were created by breathing into the mouthpiece of a sax. Trent even did this live when they performed TDS in full.
    I always pictured him making the Eraser sucking sounds with a straw, a mouthpiece of a sax makes more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtifer View Post
    I always pictured him making the Eraser sucking sounds with a straw, a mouthpiece of a sax makes more sense.
    We all thought it was a straw (check the old versions of the Eraser article on nin.wiki), but then Trent proved us all wrong with that live performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizfan View Post
    We all thought it was a straw (check the old versions of the Eraser article on nin.wiki), but then Trent proved us all wrong with that live performance.
    The straw sound isn't the same as what he does with the sax. The bug noises are sax, the straw noises we still don't know. They play them pre-recorded live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtifer View Post
    I always pictured him making the Eraser sucking sounds with a straw, a mouthpiece of a sax makes more sense.
    As someone who used to play a brass instrument, I thought the sax on Eraser was common knowledge. Guess I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    It took me about twenty years of listening to the album version of "Sin" to figure out what the high-pitched squealing noise was on the introduction (just as the hi-hat pattern enters, it starts on the left side of the stereo image, then pans to the other side and back; crops up again several times throughout). Always thought maybe it was a violin sample, or something like that, but then TR casually dropped a truth-bomb in a recent interview that there was "sax on Pretty Hate Machine" and my brain — after a few moments of "WTF is he talking about, 'Purest Feeling' isn't on the album" — went "oh fuck, that noise is a saxophone played in the altissimo range with over-blowing". If you pitch shift it down a couple of tones this is easier to hear, but I'm pretty sure now that's exactly what it is.
    Holy shit.

    I always thought it was Kinda I Want To that had some sax buried in there somewhere.
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    I dream of NIN tour with Dave Grohl on drums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Hard to say. "Adrift And At Peace" seems possible since Trent mentioned that it serves as a conclusion to La Mer. My guess is that the other instrumentals were pieces that evolved from the aborted One Hour Photo score.
    Fuck, i almost forgot about that One Hour Photo Score that never was!

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    I'm curious if "the makeup hides the bruise" in "Branches/Bones" is a possible reference to "Hand Covers Bruise" in the score for "The Social Network".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    I'm curious if "the makeup hides the bruise" in "Branches/Bones" is a possible reference to "Hand Covers Bruise" in the score for "The Social Network".
    i feel like they almost have to at least come from the same line of thought, you know? It's sort of the same image. I definitely thought about that immediately.

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    Sitting here imagining NIN performing Clouser's versions of Ruiner and Heresy Live.. Oh My!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    I'm curious if "the makeup hides the bruise" in "Branches/Bones" is a possible reference to "Hand Covers Bruise" in the score for "The Social Network".
    It's possible. It may also be Trent assuming the persona of someone abused. From the opposite perspective: "I left her on the bathroom floor".
    This is highly likely, especially given the discovery of the schizophrenic person's blog.

    Or it might simply be the broader idea of hiding yourself, wearing masks, make-up, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    How am I now only hearing this song?? Jesus it's like PHM's long lost twin.

    Sister Machine Gun - Sins of the Flesh
    This is pretty dope! Thanks for the share.

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    The official NIN Vimeo account remains a true goldmine. I wish they would upload some new stuff to that account.
    https://vimeo.com/ninofficial

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    Together... 'The Day The World Went Away' (The Fragile, Still, Quiet) is the best song Trent has ever written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    Together... 'The Day The World Went Away' (The Fragile, Still, Quiet) is the best song Trent has ever written.
    'The Day The World Went Away' (The Fragile, Still, Quiet) is the best song Trent has ever written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    Together... 'And All That Could Have Been' (Still) is the best song Trent has ever written.
    I fixed that for ya.

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    I'm Not From This World has grown on me so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribbitman View Post
    I'm Not From This World has grown on me so much
    I love the entire thing but this is definitely my favorite on the album.

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    So I read this on the wiki for I'm Not From This World

    Although an instrumental, the following lyrics are embedded in the digital version, and can very faintly be heard in the song. They seem to reference the additional, unsung lyrics from "God Break Down The Door".

    I'm Not From This World
    Not Anymore


    where do you hear this in the song?

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