Saturday, August 02, 2014

Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails @ Jones Beach 8/2/14

Okay look, I'm not sure why my film production blog is also the place I journal some of my concert experiences. And I'm not sure why half the shows I go to, I forget to include in here. But I saw a pretty epic show last night, I'm here, you're here, let's do this.

Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails are currently touring together celebrating the 20th (!!!) anniversary of their definitive albums, Superunknown and The Downward Spiral, respectively. I was an angst-ridden teen when these albums hit so like many people my age, they became the soundtracks of my teenage years. I personally was more of a Soundgarden fan at the time but these days I'm still rocking out to both, and I'm a fan of the new material they put out as well.

I'd never seen either band in concert before, so the opportunity to knock off two bucket-list shows in one night was irresistible to me. So last night I saw them under the stars at the Jones Beach theater (good seats too brag brag). And reader, you and I both know I don't do in-depth reviews here. So I'll just say it was one of the greatest shows I'd personally ever seen: Soundgarden sounded tight and knocked it out of the ballpark, and NIN's set was like an industrial rock party that should never end. 

As usual, set list is below. Personal favorites for me from Soundgarden were Blow up the Outside World and The Day I Tried to Live. And from NIN that would be Copy of A, Terrible Lie (which is a song meant to be heard live), and then of course Hurt, which was worth the price of admission alone.

Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Been Way Too Long
The Day I Tried to Live
Black Hole Sun
Jesus Christ Pose
Blow Up the Outside World
Fell on Black Days
A Thousand Days Before
Rusty Cage
Beyond the Wheel

Nine Inch Nails:
Copy of A
Came Back Haunted
March of the Pigs
Terrible Lie
Gave Up
Me, I’m Not
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

If anyone should stumble upon this blog with an audio download link to this show, yes please.

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