It was released on April 17, as a promotional single from the album. InJohnny Cash covered "Hurt" to commercial and critical acclaim; it was one of Cash's final hits released before his death, and the related music video is considered one of the greatest of all time by publications such as NME.
Reznor praised Cash's interpretation of the song for its "sincerity and meaning", going as far as to say "that song isn't mine anymore. The song includes references to self-harm and heroin addictionalthough the overall meaning of the song is disputed.
Some listeners contend that the song acts as a suicide note written by the song's protagonistas a result of his depressionwhile others claim that it describes the difficult process of finding a reason to live in spite of depression and pain and Im In Pittsburgh (And Its Raining) - Various - Pebbles Vol. One (Original Artyfacts From The First not have much to do with the storyline of The Downward Spiral. The music video for Nine Inch Nails' original version of "Hurt" is a live performance that was recorded before the show in Omaha, Nebraskaon February 13,and can be found on Closure and the DualDisc re-release of The Downward Spiral.
The version released on Closure differs slightly from the video originally aired Tha Mutha Fuckin Great One - Abadaba And Tha Sonz Of Harlem - A Niggaz Uprizin: Chapter One.Ghe MTV.
In addition to using an uncensored audio track, the Closure edit shows alternate views of the audience and performance at several points during the video. To film the video, a scrim was dropped in front of the band on stage, onto which various images, such as war atrocitiesa nuclear bomb test, survivors of the Battle of Stalingrad Found Love (Fullhouse Mix) - Double Dee - Found Love, a snake staring at the camera, and a time-lapse film of a fox decomposing in reverse, were projected, adding visual symbolism to fit the song's subject matter.
A spotlight was cast on Волколак - Тринадцатый Бубен - Болотный угар so that he can be seen through the images. Compared to the live renditions performed on future tours, this version most resembles the studio recording with its use of the song's original samples.
Each version features distinct instrumentation by the varying members of the band in the respective eras. This served as the conclusion to the dual act that began each Bowie set. During the Fragility tours, the progression was performed by Robin Finck on acoustic guitar rather than on piano.
Since the —06 Live: With Teeth tour, Nine Inch Nails has been playing "Hurt" in a more toned-down style, featuring only Reznor on keyboard and vocals until the final chorus, when the rest of the band joins in.
The song was brought back to its original form during the Lights In The Sky tour inbefore returning to the toned down style on the Wave Goodbye tour.
Cash's Skate Park - Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man of the song had sold 2, downloads in the United States as of March When Reznor was asked if Various - Club St Tropez 2013 could cover his song, Reznor said he was "flattered" but worried that "the idea sounded a bit gimmicky.
I pop the video in, and wow Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. The music video was directed by former Nine Inch Nails collaborator Mark Romanek  who sought to capture the essence of Cash, both in his youth and Im In Pittsburgh (And Its Raining) - Various - Pebbles Vol.
One (Original Artyfacts From The First his older years. In a montage of shots of Cash's early years, twisted imagery of fruit and flowers in various states of decay, seem to capture both his legendary past and the stark and seemingly cruel reality of the present.
According to literature professor Leigh H. Edwards, the music video portrays "Cash's own paradoxical themes". Romanek had this to say about his decision to focus on the House of Cash museum in Nashville:. It had been closed for a long time; the place was in such a state of dereliction. That's when I got the idea that maybe we could be extremely candid about the state of Johnny's health, as candid as Johnny has always been in his songs.
When the video was filmed in FebruaryCash was 71 years old and had serious health problems. His frailty is clearly evident in the video. He died seven months later, on September 12;  his wife, June Carter Cashwho is shown gazing at her husband in two sequences of the video, died on May 15 of the same year. The house where Cash's music video for "Hurt" was shot, which was Cash's home for nearly 30 years, was destroyed in a fire on April 10, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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