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"'''March of the Pigs'''" (also known as '''''Halo 7''''') is a single for the song of the same name released in 1994.  It was released as a teaser single prior to the album ''[[The Downward Spiral]]''.
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==Song==
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'''''March Of The Pigs''''' (also known as '''''[[Halo numbers|Halo 7]]''''') is a single for the song of the same name released on February 25, 1994.  It was released as a teaser single prior to the album ''[[The Downward Spiral (halo)|The Downward Spiral]]''.
"March of the Pigs" has one of the most unique metres of any song to enjoy popular radio play, alternating three bars of 7/8 time with one bar of 4/4 time (in effect, a 29/8 time signature. The song has a BPM rate of 269.)
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It is presumably about society... or Trent's fans.
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==Track listing==
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''March Of The Pigs'' is available for download on [http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=pjokBXbLTmg&offerid=146261.112315&type=2&subid=0 iTunes] and [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VZFTU0?ie=UTF8&tag=thniinnawi-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000VZFTU0 Amazon MP3].
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===US version===
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[[Image:MarchofthePigsPart1.jpg|thumb|''March Of The Pigs'' - Halo 7 UK Part 1 Cover]]
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[[Image:MarchofthePigsPart2.jpg|thumb|''March Of The Pigs'' - Halo 7 UK Part 2 Cover]]
  
===Lyrics===
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# "[[March Of The Pigs (song)|March Of The Pigs]]" – 2:54
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# "[[Reptile#Reptilian|Reptilian]]" (remixed by [[Skinny Puppy|Dave Ogilvie]]) – 8:39
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# "[[March Of The Pigs (song)#All The Pigs, All Lined Up|All the Pigs, All Lined Up]]" – 7:25
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# "[[A Violet Fluid]]" – 1:05
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# "[[Reptile#Underneath The Skin|Underneath The Skin]]" (remixed by Dave Ogilvie) – 7:13
  
step right up
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===UK version===
march
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==== Disc 1 ====
push
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# "March Of The Pigs" (clean version) – 2:54
crawl right up on your knees
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# "All the Pigs, All Lined Up" – 7:25
please
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# "A Violet Fluid" – 1:03
greed
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# "[[Big Man With A Gun]]" – 1:36
feed (no time to hesitate)
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i want a little bit
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i want a piece of it
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i think he's losing it
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i want to watch it come down
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don't like the look of it
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don't like the taste of it
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don't like the smell of it
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i want to watch it come down
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all the pigs are all lined up
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==== Disc 2 ====
i give you all that you want
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# "March Of The Pigs" (LP version) – 2:54
take the skin and peel it back
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# "Underneath The Skin" – 7:14
now doesn't it make you feel better?
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# "Reptilian" – 8:39
  
shove it up inside
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====9" Vinyl====
surprise!
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Limited to 5000 copies. Same artwork as CD pt. 1.<br>
lies
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A1&nbsp; "March Of The Pigs" (clean version) – 2:54<br>
stains like the blood on your teeth
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A2&nbsp; "All the Pigs, All Lined Up" – 7:25<br>
bite
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B1&nbsp; "A Violet Fluid" – 1:05<br>
chew
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B2&nbsp; "Underneath The Skin" – 7:13<br>
suck (away the tender parts)
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Also released on 7" with the title track on the A-side and "A Violet Fluid" on the B-side, limited to 5000 copies as well. Most vinyl versions typo B1 as "A Violent Fluid."
i want to break it up
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i want to smash it up
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i want to fuck it up
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i want to watch it come down
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maybe afraid of it
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let's discredit it
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let's pick away at it
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i want to watch it come down
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all the pigs are all lined up
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<br clear=right>
i give you all that you want
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take the skin and peel it back
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now doesn't it make you feel better?
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the pigs have won tonight
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they can all sleep soundly
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and everything is all right
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==Music videos==
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==About==
A music video was made for this song, directed by [[Peter Christopherson]] and released in March 1994The video features the band performing the song live in front of a white wall backdropThis video was the last video to be played on MTV2's ''Increase the Beat'', on Memorial Day weekend 2002. At 269 BPM, it had the fastest tempo of the 400+ videos that were played that weekend.
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''March Of The Pigs'' is the seventh official [[Nine Inch Nails]] release and a single for the album ''The Downward Spiral''It contains the album version as well a [[Remixes|remix]] of "March Of The Pigs", two remixes of "Reptile", and an instrumentalA two-disc version was released in the UK, which added a radio edit of the title song and "Big Man With A Gun" from ''The Downward Spiral''. All tracks from this release, with the exception of "A Violet Fluid", are available on [[remix.nin.com]].
  
A previous version of the video was partially shot but abandoned, and is included on the ''[[Closure]] '' DVD. The band performs the song in a red cave-like set with water at their feet, and a midget appears.
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==Album Credits==
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*"Reptile" reconstructions by [[Dave Ogilvie]]
  
==Live==
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==Artwork==
Being a staple NIN song with its high energy segued by two piano breakdowns, there is a live performance video of "March of the Pigs" on each of their live releases: ''[[Closure ]]'', ''[[And All that Could Have Been]]'', and ''[[Beside You in Time]]''.  In the live set, the band extends the song by including an amped up version of "All The Pigs, All Lined Up" at the end of every performance.
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On his website[http://www.russellmills.com/mills/installations/committere.html], [[Russell Mills]] detailed the ideas and materials that went into the painting (titled "The Possible Slow Fuse") used for the cover:
  
In most(?) performances in the pre-With Teeth eras, the songs starts with the same high pitched squeal it does in the performance video for the song. Since the start of the [[With Teeth]] tour, the song now starts with a synth line that matches the one played behind the second set of measures for the song originally (this section now completely omitted from the song, the guitars coming in completely along with they synth after the first drum run through.)
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<blockquote>"This piece came out of my reading about the lives of the early Christians in Roman times. One of the many ways that the Romans subjugated the Christians, apart from forcing them to live in the ghetto that was the Catacombs, was to forbid them to wear any emblems or jewellery of religious iconography or idolatry. However the Christians developed an ingenious method of subverting this ruling by collecting rose petals, hardening them in candle smoke and threading 165 to make, what looked to the Romans like cheap jewellery, which held no significance, no meaning and no threat. These were in fact the first Rosary beads. The Latin - Sub Rosa, which literally means ''under the rose'', has also come to mean ''in secret''. I admired this act of quiet, non-violent subversion and felt it to be a relevant metaphor for the 5 track single ''March of the Pigs''.  The work is made of plaster, acrylics, oils, gold leaf, metal and smoked rose petals on a wooden panel."</blockquote>
  
===Live lyrics===
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The inner cover of the US version and the disc art of the UK version features a rolled-up millipede, an image that was also used as the disc art for ''The Downward Spiral''. The master image from which these images were made was used for the cover of ''[[Closer To God (halo)|Closer To God]]''.
* ''and all you miserable muddy fuck heads... are alright'' ([[woodstock]] '94)
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* (after unsung first refrain) ''hey can someone fucking turn the microphone''<br>
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(second verse) ''maybe afraid of it, let's di... hey fuck FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK... can you say '''fuck'''?'' (Tokyo 2000-01-11 [http://youtube.com/watch?v=JVoRm0QCnO4 YouTube video])
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* ''and every little fucking pig... is alright'' (numerous shows)
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==Albums it appears on==
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==Releases==
 
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*[[Nothing Records]] / [[TVT Records]] / [[Interscope Records]] / Atlantic Records 95938-2 - US CD
Versions of this song appear on:
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*March of the Pigs
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*[[The Downward Spiral]]
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*[[Closer To God]]
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*[[Closure]]
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*[[And All That Could Have Been]]
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*[[Beside You In Time]]
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==Versions==
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*March of the Pigs
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*March of the Pigs (Clean)
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*All The Pigs, All Lined Up
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*March of the Fuckheads - not-confirmed?
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==Single==
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"March of the Pigs" is the seventh official Nine Inch Nails release and a single for the album ''[[The Downward Spiral]]''.  It contains "March of the Pigs," a remix of this song, two remixes of "Reptile," and an instrumental.  A two-disc version was released in the UK, which added a radio edit of "March of the Pigs" and "Big Man With a Gun" from ''The Downward Spiral''.
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The disc art for this single features a rolled-up millipede, an image that was later used on the cover of the single "[[Closer to God]]".
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===Releases===
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*[[Nothing Records]] / [[TVT Records]] / [[Interscope Records]] / [[Atlantic Records]] 95938-2 - US CD
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*[[TVT Records]] / [[Interscope Records]] INTDM-95938 - US CD Re-release
 
*[[TVT Records]] / [[Interscope Records]] INTDM-95938 - US CD Re-release
*[[Island Records]] CID 592 854 001-2 - UK CD 1
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*Island Records CID 592 854 001-2 - UK CD 1
*[[Island Records]] CIDX 592 854 003-2 - UK CD 2
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*Island Records CIDX 592 854 003-2 - UK CD 2
 
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===Track listing===
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====US version====
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#"March of the Pigs" – 2:54
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#"Reptilian" (remixed by [[Skinny Puppy|Dave Ogilvie]]) – 8:39
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#"All the Pigs, All Lined Up" – 7:25
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#"A Violet Fluid" – 1:05
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#"Underneath the Skin" – 7:13
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====UK version====
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(disc 1)
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#"March of the Pigs (clean version)" – 2:54
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#"All the Pigs, All Lined Up" – 7:25
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#"A Violet Fluid" – 1:03
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#"Big Man With a Gun" – 1:36
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(disc 2)
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#"March of the Pigs (LP version)" – 2:54
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#"Underneath the Skin" – 7:14
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#"Reptilian" (remixed by Ogilvie) – 8:39<br clear=right>
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==Covers==
 
==Covers==
"March of the Pigs" has been covered by Owl, [[Mae]], and [[fordirelifesake]].
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"March Of The Pigs" has been covered by Owl, Mae, and fordirelifesake.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.nin.com nin.com]
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*[http://www.russellmills.com/mills/installations/committere.html Russell Mills commentary on the art]
*[http://www.nincollector.com/archive/releases/halo_07/halo07.htm Halo 7 at NINCollector.com]
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*[http://nincatalog.com/march-of-the-pigs/ ''March Of The Pigs'' at nincatalog.com]
*[http://www.discogs.com/release/4402 discogs.com: ''March of the Pigs'' (US CD5")]
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*[http://www.nincollector.com/archive/releases/halo_07/halo07.htm ''March Of The Pigs'' at nincollector.com]
*[http://www.discogs.com/release/82623 discogs.com: ''March of the Pigs'' (US 10")]
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*[http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb%5Fnoss%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dnine%2520inch%2520nails%2520march%2520of%2520the%2520pigs%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=thniinnawi-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957 ''March Of The Pigs'' at Amazon]  
*[http://www.discogs.com/release/120254 discogs.com: ''March of the Pigs'' (UK 2xCD5")]
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*[http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5574848848&toolid=10001&campid=5336384580&customid=&icep_uq=nine+inch+nails+march+of+the+pigs&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg ''March Of The Pigs'' at eBay]
*[http://www.discogs.com/release/307910 discogs.com: ''March of the Pigs'' (UK 7")]
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[[Category:NIN Songs]]
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[[Category:NIN Discography]]
 
[[Category:NIN Discography]]

Latest revision as of 03:46, 21 December 2016

Halo 7 - March Of The Pigs
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March Of The Pigs (also known as Halo 7) is a single for the song of the same name released on February 25, 1994. It was released as a teaser single prior to the album The Downward Spiral.

Track listing

March Of The Pigs is available for download on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

US version

March Of The Pigs - Halo 7 UK Part 1 Cover
March Of The Pigs - Halo 7 UK Part 2 Cover
  1. "March Of The Pigs" – 2:54
  2. "Reptilian" (remixed by Dave Ogilvie) – 8:39
  3. "All the Pigs, All Lined Up" – 7:25
  4. "A Violet Fluid" – 1:05
  5. "Underneath The Skin" (remixed by Dave Ogilvie) – 7:13

UK version

Disc 1

  1. "March Of The Pigs" (clean version) – 2:54
  2. "All the Pigs, All Lined Up" – 7:25
  3. "A Violet Fluid" – 1:03
  4. "Big Man With A Gun" – 1:36

Disc 2

  1. "March Of The Pigs" (LP version) – 2:54
  2. "Underneath The Skin" – 7:14
  3. "Reptilian" – 8:39

9" Vinyl

Limited to 5000 copies. Same artwork as CD pt. 1.
     A1  "March Of The Pigs" (clean version) – 2:54
     A2  "All the Pigs, All Lined Up" – 7:25
     B1  "A Violet Fluid" – 1:05
     B2  "Underneath The Skin" – 7:13
Also released on 7" with the title track on the A-side and "A Violet Fluid" on the B-side, limited to 5000 copies as well. Most vinyl versions typo B1 as "A Violent Fluid."


About

March Of The Pigs is the seventh official Nine Inch Nails release and a single for the album The Downward Spiral. It contains the album version as well a remix of "March Of The Pigs", two remixes of "Reptile", and an instrumental. A two-disc version was released in the UK, which added a radio edit of the title song and "Big Man With A Gun" from The Downward Spiral. All tracks from this release, with the exception of "A Violet Fluid", are available on remix.nin.com.

Album Credits

Artwork

On his website[1], Russell Mills detailed the ideas and materials that went into the painting (titled "The Possible Slow Fuse") used for the cover:

"This piece came out of my reading about the lives of the early Christians in Roman times. One of the many ways that the Romans subjugated the Christians, apart from forcing them to live in the ghetto that was the Catacombs, was to forbid them to wear any emblems or jewellery of religious iconography or idolatry. However the Christians developed an ingenious method of subverting this ruling by collecting rose petals, hardening them in candle smoke and threading 165 to make, what looked to the Romans like cheap jewellery, which held no significance, no meaning and no threat. These were in fact the first Rosary beads. The Latin - Sub Rosa, which literally means under the rose, has also come to mean in secret. I admired this act of quiet, non-violent subversion and felt it to be a relevant metaphor for the 5 track single March of the Pigs. The work is made of plaster, acrylics, oils, gold leaf, metal and smoked rose petals on a wooden panel."

The inner cover of the US version and the disc art of the UK version features a rolled-up millipede, an image that was also used as the disc art for The Downward Spiral. The master image from which these images were made was used for the cover of Closer To God.

Releases

Covers

"March Of The Pigs" has been covered by Owl, Mae, and fordirelifesake.

External links

Discography
Previous release - "Fixed" Halo number: 7 Next release - "The Downward Spiral"
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