|Single by Nine Inch Nails|
|from the album Pretty Hate Machine|
|B-side||"Get Down Make Love"|
|Released||October 10, 1990|
|Nine Inch Nails singles chronology|
|Halo numbers chronology|
"Sin" is the third single by American artist Nine Inch Nails from the album Pretty Hate Machine . Released in October 1990, the song peaked at number 35 in the UK Singles Chart.
In the music industry, a single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album.
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, founded in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.
Pretty Hate Machine is the debut studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on October 20, 1989 by TVT Records. The album is compiled of reworked tracks from the Purest Feeling demo, as well as songs composed after its original recording. Production of the record was handled by Flood and Trent Reznor, among other contributors.
"Sin" has been commonly a staple of Nine Inch Nails live performances for many years; setlist.fm lists it as the artist's eighth most played live song.Its versions on the single differentiate heavily from the album cut, with more an EBM sound with distorted vocals and alternate instrumentation that became the foundation for its many live renditions, as opposed to the synth-pop style featured on Pretty Hate Machine.
Nine Inch Nails, an industrial rock band fronted by Trent Reznor, did various live performances throughout the world, including tours in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. While Reznor controls the creative and musical direction of Nine Inch Nails in-studio, the touring band performs different arrangements of the songs in live settings. In addition to regular concerts, the band has performed in both supporting and headlining roles at festivals such as Woodstock '94, Lollapalooza 1991 and 2008, as well as many other one-off performances including the MTV Video Music Awards. Prior to their 2013 tour, the band played 938 gigs.
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Stylized as 5in, it is the fourth official Nine Inch Nails release and final single for Pretty Hate Machine , containing three variations of the track and Nine Inch Nails' first cover song. The spine of the US version refers to the single as "Sin Long, Dub & Short". The lyric "Stale incense, old sweat, and lies..." directly quotes the short story "In the Hills, the Cities" by Clive Barker, from Books of Blood . All three versions were produced by Keith LeBlanc and Adrian Sherwood of Tackhead.
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"Get Down, Make Love" is a cover of the Queen song originally released on News of the World . This version of "Get Down, Make Love" samples Dan O'Herlihy from The Cabinet of Caligari , as well as a brief snippet of "We Will Rock You" in the final seconds. It was co-produced by Al Jourgensen of Ministry under the alias of Hypo Luxa and was later released again as a bonus track on the 2010 remaster of Pretty Hate Machine.
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The single was included in the Record Store Day–Black Friday exclusive box set, Halo I–IV .
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Halo I–IV is a box set by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released exclusively for the Black Friday Record Store Day on 27 November 2015. The box set contains the 1989 original version of the band's debut studio album, Pretty Hate Machine, on 180-gram black vinyl, as well as the original 12-inch singles for "Down in It", "Head Like a Hole", and "Sin" on 120-gram black vinyl.
A music video, directed by Brett Turnbull and produced by Sarah Bayliss was released, using the "(short)" remix of the song. It features two girls dancing with each other at the beginning, cutting to a black-and-white footage of a woman, naked except for what looks like straps to spelunking gear and a halogen lamp, walking a wrist-bound Trent Reznor with a bag over his head through what looks like an industrial warehouse complex and eventually to strap him into an Aerotrim where he spins him throughout the video. These scenes are intercut with two young gay lovers, a man and woman wearing ritualistic dressings and dancing, as well as visuals of a pierced phallus and clitoris, all reflecting the song's dark, sexual aspects.
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Though the video never aired, an edited version appears on Closure . The original video later became available through TVT's website.
|1.||"Sin" (long)||Adrian Sherwood, Keith LeBlanc||5:51|
|2.||"Sin" (dub)||Sherwood, LeBlanc||5:00|
|3.||"Get Down, Make Love"||Engineered by Jeff "Critter" Newell, Al Jourgensen, Trent Reznor, Sean Beaven||4:19|
|4.||"Sin" (short)||Sherwood, LeBlanc||4:19|
|1.||"Sin" (short)||Sherwood, LeBlanc||4:19|
|2.||"Sin" (long)||Sherwood, LeBlanc||5:51|
|3.||"Get Down, Make Love"||Engineered by Jeff "Critter" Newell, Al Jourgensen, Trent Reznor, Sean Beaven||4:19|
|4.||"Sin" (dub)||Sherwood, LeBlanc||5:00|
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