Nine Inch Nails - The Wretched
Well… that was interesting.
There’s really no easy way to cover a NIN song. My original intent was to record a completely stripped down acoustic version, but somewhere along the line I lost my way and took it too far. Trying to actually recreate a song via Reznor’s original formula is just a recipe for humiliating yourself. That dude has some monster synths at his disposal, but more importantly, he knows what the fuck he’s doing with them. Plus, he’s a damn good pianist and that’s something I definitely cannot say about myself. I can hold my own on just about any other instrument, but stick me in front of some keys and I’m mostly useless.
So I guess this falls somewhere between an acoustic guitar arrangement and an attempt at capturing the key tones of the original. I ran out of time at the end and the synth drums are what ended up suffering the most and then I had to rush the final mix.
File this one under: “40 in 40 Songs I’d Like To Revisit Without A Deadline”
Originally recorded: March 28, 2011