Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Music As Torture
"It’s difficult for me to imagine anything more profoundly insulting, demeaning and enraging than discovering music you’ve put your heart and soul into creating has been used for purposes of torture. If there are any legal options that can be realistically taken they will be aggressively pursued, with any potential monetary gains donated to human rights charities. Thank GOD this country has appeared to side with reason and we can put the Bush administration’s reign of power, greed, lawlessness and madness behind us." -Trent Reznor
Honestly Trent, come on, this isn't that ludicrous. Your music is awesome, but it is dark and disturbing, and will drive people crazy in large doses. Especially people who are going through hell.
Why do you think drug addicts are huge fans of NIN? They heighten their senses and then accompany the affects with the distorted layers and lyrics in your compositions. I've had a hand full of friends in high school tell me about the subliminal messages they heard in your songs, and the sick and twisted pictures they've seen in your CD art.
I love you to death, but haven't you tortured your own fans emotionally with your music? Wasn't that the point of it? So these messed up kids would have something to relate to - self-loathe a bit.
I read that the Barney theme song, Dr. Dre, and Eminem are being used as torture too. Won't this just make the prisoners angry and crazy instead of defeated and powerless?