CD/Vinyl release on July 22. It looks like the site's promise was pretty much precise. I would've done pre-sale but was not only late to the punch but I'll have to travel to the venue this time. Oh well, it at least isn't as ridiculous as the admission for some of Coldplay's tickets.
I got the physical copy at my local independent store. I realized later that the CD's are all numbered; I wonder if they do that for the vinyl in a couple weeks as well. I was suprised at one place that I saw carrying the record.
I played this once at a friend's house when I told her what it was, and on my own it's just been individual songs that I've listened to.
My brother happened to be visiting Sunday. We watched Batman Begins on Monday and went and saw The Dark Knight later that afternoon. So he decided to stick around through Tuesday morning to buy his own copy of The Slip with me.
Best Buy was the only place we knew had it for sure, so we were the first ones to buy it that morning right when they opened.
I listened to my free download of it once and liked it more than Year Zero at least. Otherwise I've been too busy to even unwrap it yet. (I still haven't even unwrapped The Black Parade Is Dead! from the first of the month. Played the hell out of the new Alkaline Trio, though, so that's something.)
By the way, I got No. 174,875. My brother happened to get No. 174,923
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On the note of Alk3, I heard that this fall they'll be on tour with Rise Against and Thrice. They haven't announced the dates, but I'll be sure to get there if I can. And refresh myself the latter three RA albums.
My copy of the physical release is No. 93,814. I thought it was kind of strange how he put the more accessible and rocking stuff in front and put the more ambient and instrumental stuff at the end. I sure am lovin' "Discipline" these days.
Saw 'em in Houston on Saturday and it was one hell of a show. The opening act, A Place to Bury Strangers, is not really worth talking about. Especially the seizure-inducing blinking lights. All of this album's first six songs were played, as well as three "Ghosts" songs and seven tracks from Year Zero. Surprisingly, just one song from With Teeth and no, they didn't do "The Hand That Feeds."
The set list, with chronology to the best of my memory (I know the first ten songs and the end is right, at lest): 999,999 1,000,000 Letting You Discipline March of the Pigs Head Down The Frail The Wretched Gave Up Closer The Warning Survivalism Terrible Lie The Big Come Down Vessels II Ghosts 14 I Ghosts 6 I Ghosts 8 (?) Piggy The Greater Good Pinion Wish Only My Violent Heart Reptile Head Like a Hole Echoplex God Given Hurt In This Twilight
I was mostly satisfied. Not with the price of the t-shirts though! ($35?...) They did the screen a bunch around the Ghosts tracks which was really awesome. Some of the images were too clear to the song titles, which gave me a mixed reaction. For example, the lighting during "God Given" was well done but that pistol cross is pretty close enough to the song and almost had my eyes rolling, especially at the people who cheered it on so much. "Closer" and "Only" are played the same arrangement as in '05. "The Big Come Down" was a plesant surprise, but I never really hear the songs I like most from that album live. On the whole it was more worth it than not but if I see NIN again it'll have to be a bit closer to home, like Austin or SA close.
999,999 1,000,000 Letting You Discipline March of the Pigs Head Down The Frail The Wretched Gave Up Closer -------------------------- Me, I'm Not The Great Destroyer -------------------------- (Ghosts track) (Ghosts track) (Ghosts track) Piggy ------------------- Pinion Wish Survivalism (Ghosts track primarily featuring Robin Finck) The Big Come Down Only Terrible Lie God Given Head Like a Hole --------------------- Echoplex Love Is Not Enough Reptile Hurt In This Twilight
As far as I can recall that's the correct order of the 30 songs, marked by stage setup. I'll write more later, but I need to get to bed soon.
But yeah, A Place to Bury Strangers kind of bored me, then pissed me off when their last song or two (one long song?) was just constant strobes. I'm already a seizure risk. Thanks a lot, assholes.
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2. 1,000,000 3. Letting You 4. Discipline 5. March of the Pigs 6. Head Down 7. The Frail 8. The Wretched 9. Closer 10. Gave Up
11. The Warning 12. Vessel
13. 1 Ghosts I 14. 21 Ghosts III 15. 19 Ghosts III 16. (Ghosts) Piggy
17. The Greater Good
18. Pinion 19. Wish 20. Terrible Lie 21. Survivalism 22. The Big Comedown 23. 31 Ghosts IV 24. Only 25. The Hand That Feeds 26. Head Like A Hole
27. Echoplex 28. God Given 29. The Good Soldier 30. Hurt 31. In This Twilight
I left the show with a degree of admiration of the quality of the performance I'd never felt before. Anyone can play music, but Trent has a vision. That made up my mind in buying the "censored for your protection" shirt and not really caring much about the cost.
They played in Toledo yesterday and I wasn't there, but I came damn close to trying to buy a walk-up ticket and watching them again. They skipped the whole Ghosts interlude though, which eased the pain of buying the Detroit ticket only to have them announce a show two weeks later here at home.
Well it's not like you have to worry since there's 250k copies and sales are at a recession. These days, 250k means a real hit album and I think it'll be some time before The Slip even reaches that. Not because it's bad but it only had one hit and it was also available for free any time. Some people might not enjoy their download enough to upgrade.
This isn't my favorite NIN album but it's something I like fine enough. I'm overall satisfied by both '08 recordings of Rez.
4/5. 01. Discipline 02. Lights in the Sky 03. Letting You 04. The Four of Us Are Dying 05. Echoplex 06. Head Down 07. 1,000,000 08. Demon Seed 09. 999,999 10. Corona Radiata
I learned on Pulse that apparently "1,000,000" was the second single. They play here in my city next Thursday.