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| album =''[[Broken]]''
 
| album =''[[Broken]]''
 
| length =5:07
 
| length =5:07
| versions =Suck<br>Throw This Away<br>Suck (''[[And All That Could Have Been (halo)|And All That Could Have Been]]'')
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| BPM = 91
| live =[[Self-Destruct]] through present
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| versions =Suck<br>Throw This Away<br>Suck (Pigface version)<br>Suck (Live)<br>Suck (''[[And All That Could Have Been (halo)|And All That Could Have Been]]'')
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| live =[[Hate Tour]] through [[NIN 2013 Festival Tour]],<br>[[Cold And Black And Infinite Tour]]
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}}'''"Suck"''' is the second hidden track on 1992's ''[[Broken]]'' EP. Originally packaged with "[[Physical]]" on a Mini CD sold with the EP, it was later incorporated onto the EP as a hidden track after allegations that some music stores were removing the Mini CD and selling it separately. "Suck" is track 99 on ''Broken'' while "Physical" is track 98.
  
'''''Suck''''' is the second hidden track on 1992's ''[[Broken]]'' EP. Originally packages with "[[Physical (You're So)]]" on a Mini CD sold with the EP, it was later incorporated onto the EP as a hidden track after allegations that some music stores were removing the Mini CD and selling it separately. "Suck" is track 99 on ''Broken'' while "Physical (You're So)" is track 98.
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"Suck" was originally written and performed by Pigface, a band lead by [[Martin Atkins]] and featuring [[Trent Reznor]] as well as many other notable industrial musicians. Other notable singers of the song within Pigface include Nivek Ogre of [[Skinny Puppy]], who even shared the song as a duet with Reznor. Since 1994, it has become one of the regular songs played by [[Nine Inch Nails]].
  
"Suck" was originally written and performed by [[Pigface]], a band lead by [[Martin Atkins]] featuring [[Trent Reznor]] as well as many other notable Industrial musicians. Other notable singers of the song within Pigface include [[Nivek Ogre]] of [[Skinny Puppy]], who even shared the song as a duet with Reznor. Since 1994, it has become one of the regular songs played by [[Nine Inch Nails]].
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According to a previously unreleased interview Reznor did with ''Melody Maker'' magazine, "Suck" was supposed to be a "tongue-in-cheek" cover. The [[multitracks]] for the original Pigface version of the song were released for a remix contest. While this song appears on ''[[The Definitive NIN - The Singles]]'', it was never released as a single or promo.
  
 
===Song Credits===
 
===Song Credits===
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*''[[Fixed]]''
 
*''[[Fixed]]''
 
*''[[And All That Could Have Been (halo)|And All That Could Have Been]]'' (CD/DVD/VHS)
 
*''[[And All That Could Have Been (halo)|And All That Could Have Been]]'' (CD/DVD/VHS)
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===Seeds===
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*''The Definitive NIN - The Singles''
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*''[[The Definitive NIN - Heavy Tracks]]''
  
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
*Pigface, ''The Best of Pigface'', ''Gub''
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*Pigface, ''The Best of Pigface'', ''Gub'', ''Truth Will Out'' (live version)
 
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==Versions==
 
==Versions==
 
===Suck===
 
===Suck===
This is the version found on the ''Broken'' EP.
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This is the version found on the ''Broken'' EP. A loud and guitar-driven, screamed chorus contrasts with a danceable and funky verse throughout the song, mediated by a quiet, bass-led bridge that eventually builds into a loud synthesizer solo before the final chorus. Afterward, the song returns to the funky verse, but remains instrumental. The beat stops, then is cut up and spliced as Reznor whispers the final lyrics, ending the song.
  
 
===Throw This Away===
 
===Throw This Away===
This remix, found on ''Fixed,'' combines both "Suck" and "[[Last]]."
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'''''Running Time: 4:13'''''
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This minimalist remix, on ''Fixed,'' contains elements from both "[[Last]]" and "Suck." Opening with bubbling synthesizer loops, it mostly consists of the bass riff from the middle of "Suck," which is repeated throughout the track. Layered below it are various quiet vocal samples from both songs. Eventually, the drum beat featured at the very end of the original bridge in "Suck" is looped and fades in, eventually segueing directly into the ending of Butch Vig's mix of "Last."
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====Song Credits====
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*Remixed by Trent Reznor and Chris Vrenna (section A), Butch Vig (section B)
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===Suck (Pigface version)===
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This original recording features Reznor on guest vocals. Musically, the song is nothing like the Nine Inch Nails recordings of the song, characterized instead by drums and bass. Its multitracks were those released for a remix contest by Pigface.
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===Suck (Live)===
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This live soundboard recording is from a Nine Inch Nails performance at an unknown date, likely from the [[Sin_Tour|Sin]] or [[Hate_Tour|Hate]] tours.  It was originally released on the [http://www.discogs.com/Various-TVT-Sampler-Summer-1991/release/1563615 TVT Sampler Summer 1991] cassette, but as that was a promo with limited distribution, it was popularized in the NIN fanbase by its inclusion on the [[Halo 00]] and, later, [[Demos and Remixes]] bootlegs.
  
 
===Suck (''And All That Could Have Been'')===
 
===Suck (''And All That Could Have Been'')===
This live version is similar to the album version, but the ending is very different, with Reznor shouting "Suck!" repeatedly rather than singing the song's final lyrics.
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This live version is similar to the album version, but the ending is shortened, with Reznor shouting "Suck!" repeatedly rather than singing the song's final lyrics or returning to the verse beat and bassline. Also, the line "I'm Jesus Christ on ecstasy", Trent changes to "I'm Jesus fuck on ecstasy".
  
 
==Live==
 
==Live==
"Suck" has been played regularly since the first leg of the [[Self-Destruct Tour]] in 1994.
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"Suck" was played occasionally during the [[Pretty Hate Machine]] era, and has become a regular in the set since the [[Self Destruct Tour]]. It is most consistently played the way it appears on ''And All That Could Have Been.''
  
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
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     Once I could see now I am blind
 
     Once I could see now I am blind
 
     Don't want the dreams you try to sell
 
     Don't want the dreams you try to sell
     This disease I give it to myself
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     This disease I give to myself
 
      
 
      
 
     How does it feel?
 
     How does it feel?
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     I get too tight I come undone
 
     I get too tight I come undone
 
     I bow my head to confess
 
     I bow my head to confess
     The temple walls are made of flesh
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     Her temple walls are made of flesh
 
     Runs up my arm till I'm on track
 
     Runs up my arm till I'm on track
 
     Itches the skin right off my back
 
     Itches the skin right off my back
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     Suck suck suck
 
     Suck suck suck
 
      
 
      
     I feel so dirty on the inside
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     I am so dirty on the inside
 
     I am so dirty on the inside
 
     I am so dirty on the inside
 
      
 
      
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     I want to do terrible things to you
 
     I want to do terrible things to you
  
[[Category: NIN Songs]]
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==Links==
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*[http://ninremixes.com/multitracks.php Pigface's "Suck" multi-tracks]
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| title=[[Broken#Track listing|Broken]] 
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| before=  [[Physical]]
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| after= N/A: Final Track
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| track= 99
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}}[[Category:NIN Songs]][[Category:Covers]][[Category:NIN Songs Released as Multitracks‎]]

Latest revision as of 23:55, 4 February 2019

"Suck"
Album: Broken
Length: 5:07
Tempo: 91 BPM
Versions: Suck
Throw This Away
Suck (Pigface version)
Suck (Live)
Suck (And All That Could Have Been)
Live: Hate Tour through NIN 2013 Festival Tour,
Cold And Black And Infinite Tour

"Suck" is the second hidden track on 1992's Broken EP. Originally packaged with "Physical" on a Mini CD sold with the EP, it was later incorporated onto the EP as a hidden track after allegations that some music stores were removing the Mini CD and selling it separately. "Suck" is track 99 on Broken while "Physical" is track 98.

"Suck" was originally written and performed by Pigface, a band lead by Martin Atkins and featuring Trent Reznor as well as many other notable industrial musicians. Other notable singers of the song within Pigface include Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy, who even shared the song as a duet with Reznor. Since 1994, it has become one of the regular songs played by Nine Inch Nails.

According to a previously unreleased interview Reznor did with Melody Maker magazine, "Suck" was supposed to be a "tongue-in-cheek" cover. The multitracks for the original Pigface version of the song were released for a remix contest. While this song appears on The Definitive NIN - The Singles, it was never released as a single or promo.

Song Credits

  • Writing: Trent Reznor, Pigface
  • ©1991 Thumbless music, Leaving Hope and TVT Music, Inc.
  • Production: Trent Reznor

Appearances

Halos

Seeds

Other

  • Pigface, The Best of Pigface, Gub, Truth Will Out (live version)

Versions

Suck

This is the version found on the Broken EP. A loud and guitar-driven, screamed chorus contrasts with a danceable and funky verse throughout the song, mediated by a quiet, bass-led bridge that eventually builds into a loud synthesizer solo before the final chorus. Afterward, the song returns to the funky verse, but remains instrumental. The beat stops, then is cut up and spliced as Reznor whispers the final lyrics, ending the song.

Throw This Away

Running Time: 4:13

This minimalist remix, on Fixed, contains elements from both "Last" and "Suck." Opening with bubbling synthesizer loops, it mostly consists of the bass riff from the middle of "Suck," which is repeated throughout the track. Layered below it are various quiet vocal samples from both songs. Eventually, the drum beat featured at the very end of the original bridge in "Suck" is looped and fades in, eventually segueing directly into the ending of Butch Vig's mix of "Last."

Song Credits

  • Remixed by Trent Reznor and Chris Vrenna (section A), Butch Vig (section B)

Suck (Pigface version)

This original recording features Reznor on guest vocals. Musically, the song is nothing like the Nine Inch Nails recordings of the song, characterized instead by drums and bass. Its multitracks were those released for a remix contest by Pigface.

Suck (Live)

This live soundboard recording is from a Nine Inch Nails performance at an unknown date, likely from the Sin or Hate tours. It was originally released on the TVT Sampler Summer 1991 cassette, but as that was a promo with limited distribution, it was popularized in the NIN fanbase by its inclusion on the Halo 00 and, later, Demos and Remixes bootlegs.

Suck (And All That Could Have Been)

This live version is similar to the album version, but the ending is shortened, with Reznor shouting "Suck!" repeatedly rather than singing the song's final lyrics or returning to the verse beat and bassline. Also, the line "I'm Jesus Christ on ecstasy", Trent changes to "I'm Jesus fuck on ecstasy".

Live

"Suck" was played occasionally during the Pretty Hate Machine era, and has become a regular in the set since the Self Destruct Tour. It is most consistently played the way it appears on And All That Could Have Been.

Lyrics

    There is no god up in the sky tonight
    No sign of Heaven anywhere in sight
    All that was true is left behind
    Once I could see now I am blind
    Don't want the dreams you try to sell
    This disease I give to myself
    
    How does it feel?
    Suck suck suck
    
    She makes it sweeter than the sun
    I get too tight I come undone
    I bow my head to confess
    Her temple walls are made of flesh
    Runs up my arm till I'm on track
    Itches the skin right off my back
    I'll heal your wounds
    I'll set you free
    I'm Jesus Christ on ecstasy
    
    How does it feel?
    Suck suck suck
    
    I am so dirty on the inside
    I am so dirty on the inside
    
    How does it feel?
    Suck suck suck
    
    A thousand lips
    A thousand tongues
    A thousand throats
    A thousand lungs
    A thousand ways to make it true
    I want to do terrible things to you

Links


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