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Trent Reznor playing alto saxophone during "Subterraneans" on 10/21/1995

"Subterraneans" is a song by David Bowie, performed live by Bowie and Nine Inch Nails frequently on the Dissonance Tour in 1995. The song was resurrected for the Cold And Black And Infinite Tour.


  • David Bowie - Low
  • The version of this song live with NIN has never been released



When performed live with NIN, Bowie sang lyrics from his song "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" slowly and in his lower register instead of the album lyrics. Trent Reznor played saxophone during these performances. This song was always lead in by "Eraser" and followed by "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)."

In 2018, a version of the song was performed during the Cold And Black And Infinite Tour, still with a saxophone, incorporating lyrics from "God Break Down The Door" and "Over And Out" into it, and notes from "The Frail" at the end.


   Share bride failing star

   Care-line driving me
   Shirley, Shirley, Shirley own

   Share bride failing star

When performed live with NIN on the Dissonance Tour, these lyrics were replaced with lines from "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)," which always followed this song:

    She had an horror of rooms she was tired you can't hide beat
    When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home
    Well she could've been a killer if she didn't walk the way she do, and she do
    She opened strange doors that we'd never close again

During the Cold And Black And Infinite Tour, lyrics from "God Break Down The Door" and (slightly modified) lyrics from "Over And Out" were sung in a similar way as the above "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)":

    God break down the door
    God break down the door
    My time is running out
    I don't know what I'm waiting for
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