"Hunt For The Fragile"
a compilation of bizarre
new nine inch nails music i made for myself.
this cd contains rare and unreleased
new nin. it also contains music previously
only available on cassette or vinyl, as well as fake "nin" songs created
by anonymous internet fans. it is divided into three parts (and 2 bonus
tracks). everything comes from my mp3 collection except for the 2 songs
from the halo 13 cd which i own.
part one: all
part two: the
missing third disc
||1998 mtv commercial for
album (aka "ninetynine")
parts 1 + 2 + extra music)
||one, part 3
||metal, clip 1
||metal, clip 2
||the great below (mtv
||1999 mtv commercial for
album (aka "the fragile commercial")
||the fragile (live at
the 1999 mtv video music awards)
addicted to noise
||the fragile (keith hillebrandt's
||10 miles high
||the new flesh
||please + appendage
||starfuckers, inc. (with
original disc ending)
||the day the world went
||the day the world went
away (porter ricks)
no, you don't (fake nin songs)
||something sweet (full
||into the void
||the dirt that i am
||starfuckers, inc. ("i
love you" backmask mix)
||puff daddy, notorious
b.i.g. & busta rhymes - "victory" (nine inch nails remix)
1, 6, 7, 8 from mtv
2, 3, 5, 9, 16, 17, 18 exclusively from nin.com
4, 27 are real nin music donated or discovered by internet users
10, 11 from the vinyl release of the nin album "the fragile"
from the cassette version of the album
13, 14 from the cd release of the single "the day the world went away"
from the vinyl release of that single
19, 20, 21, 22, 23 created by unknown musicians (these are fake clips)
24, 25, 26 created by internet user "trake adams" (also fake)
from the puff daddy cd-single "victory"
is an ultra-rare commercial aired only once during the 1998 mtv video music
awards. it contains unreleased alternate takes from the nin songs "la mer"
and "into the void" as well as a tiny bit of "where is everybody?".
2 and 3 are clips of the song "the way out is through".
4 and 5 are exclusive clips of the unreleased song "metal", which
was written by gary numan. this cover was supposed to go on the x-files
movie soundtrack, but trent decided to pull it out once he found out filter
was on the album. the clips leaked out through a nin.com hidden directory
and from a nin fan.
is a short clip of "the great below" which had been unheard until the 1999
mtv video music awards pre-show interview with trent.
the current advertisement for the new album. it was premiered during the
1999 mtv vma's and it contains clips of "just like you imagined" and "the
way out is through".
the first live performance by the band in years. they played the song "the
fragile" at the 1999 mtv vma's, which was 12 days before the album was
released in america. "the fragile" is not the single.
a remix by nin engineer keith hillebrandt. it was offered as an exclusive
download for a while, then it was removed.
10 and 11 are only available on vinyl. they are full new songs.
track 10 appears as a short 20 second clip before the song "please" on
the cd version of the album.
the song "please" but with 3 extra minutes. this is only available on the
cassette version of the new album. the appendage was added so that each
side of the tape would be about even.
13 and 14 are from the cd release "the day the world went away".
track 13 is a completely different version of "the day the world went away"
and track 14 is the same "starfuckers, inc." that appears on the album
except the halo 13 mix has a longer ending (a crowd cheering as gene simmons
of kiss screams "thank you, goodnight!" followed by a few notes from the
nin album instrumental "complication").
a remix of "the day the world went away" by techno artists porter ricks.
this was only on the vinyl version of "the day the world went away".
16, 17 and 18 were all .aiff sound files found at nin.com/fragile/.
they're a bunch of static noises, but they are organized into actual music,
if you want to call it that. it is unknown if these are performed by nin,
but they were at the official website until the webmaster took it down
(when he found out that the .aiff's had been found).
a full song posted onto nineinchnails.net
because the webmaster thought it was real. it's not a bad song, but it's
definitely not by nin, and it wasn't on the album.
20 and 21 were emailed to the
nin hotline by an anomyous hotmail user calling himself "adrian sherwood"
(which is the name of a long time nin remixer). they're fake, but they're
still pretty cool.
22 and 23 were submitted to the dalnet irc channel #nin99 by a guy
named pelgrim, which was a name clearly inspired by "pilgrimage", a song
name disclosed by rolling stone magazine in their summer article on nin.
the clips are fake but are weird atmospheric creepy music!
24, 25 and 26 were clips that fooled many people. "la mer" and "into
the void" are real song names, although "the dirt that i am" is not.
is a backmasking of a certain section of the song "starfuckers, inc." #nin99
user pinkfloid discovered that when playing the song backwards it kind
of sounds like trent's singing "still love you". judge for yourself, as
this track is the clip played forward then backwards twice.
is a remix trent did for puff daddy in 1998. it appeared on his cd-single
"victory". it's a damn good remix, although many don't like it because
they hate rap music. the remix makes it a really mean techno/rock song
with spooky atmospheric keyboards and hard hitting drums.
these are songs that are not on
the cd because i couldn't find them anywhere.
extended edits from vinyl
the day the
world went away
inc. from the cassette version of halo 13 ("the day the world went
away" single). this song is the same as the one from the halo 13 and halo
14 cd's, except the song ends with a different ending. the crowd chants
"nine inch nails!".
this together (radio edit) from the promotional cd-single "we're
in this together" (aka halo 15). it's nearly 3 minutes shorter, and not
as good as the album version. it cuts out the cool static/ambient intro
and the last minute and a half of piano.
all songs are from mp3's
but are in great quality. i made this album for myself, but if you want
a copy i can pay someone to make one for you (if your price is right hehe).
this is not an official release.
i sold 1 copy for $16.60,
1 for $43, 1 for $46, 1 for $20 and am trying to sell my last copy but
the following people keep stopping me:
reznor he emailed me
to the council of trent.