Friday, April 17, 2009

NIN "Closer" video given a closer look

In the early 90's, I only had a small dose of NIN, and a small does of Nine Inch Nails was more than enough for a 4th-6th grader to want to run back to church and ask the priest for forgiveness. Now that Im old enough to understand human nature, adult rated ideas, and artistic value, my meetings with the priest have become unnecessary (although I should do confession..). Anyways, the original uncensored version of Nine Inch Nails' Closer is a bit weird to the normal mind, but I watched it numerous times now and could almost feel like it belongs in an art museum.

The song is definitely awesome, not because of all the disgusting remarks, but because of they way everything flows together; the art, the sounds, the words, the emotions. Everything compliments eachother and builds a classic.

The "Making.." video is a bit long, but its interesting how an idea becomes a masterpiece. All this thought and work into one video is amazing.. and they have to try and make this type of impact EVERYTIME! tough.

First, the video.

Nine Inch Nails: Closer (Uncensored) (1994) from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

Second, the story behind it.

NIN: The Making of the "Closer" Video from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.