We're In This Together

Originally published in Q Magazine on October 1, 1999

London cabbies are not given to letting common sense get in the way of an opinion, but occasionally their blinkered bluntness hits the spot. "I don't like grunge," one told me recently. "They should string 'em all up, apart from Nirvana - so much guts and balls." And if every genre has at least one standout act or song then We're In This Together is the first great industrial song.

Yes, it is obviously NIN but more structured, more melodic. It kicks off with crackling vinyl and something like grandfather clocks ticking on fast forward. Eerie and atmospheric, it's ideal for a Hollywood chiller. Add some primeval screaming guitars, a Rage against the Machine baseline and Galaxy 500 sound-loops and you're halfway to understanding what this track is all about. The energy of it all is immense, the impact thermonuclear.

Reznor should be applauded for creating one of the most original songs for some time. Strap down your prejudices and give this a pop: you won't be disappointed.

Track list:
1. We're In This Together
2. TBC
3. TBC

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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