It’s no stretch to say that 1994 cult-horror classic, The Crow boasts one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. From Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, the Rollins Band, and more – the star-studded, 14-track compilation is a hair-raising ride.
One of the soundtrack’s crowning moments is Nine Inch Nails' harrowing take on Joy Division's 1979 track, "Dead Souls." The one-off cover quickly became a cult-hit in its own right, making regular appearances at Nine Inch Nails' shows throughout the Nineties and beyond. Perhaps the band’s most ‘filthy’ rendition of the track is this mash-up with their own "Help Me I Am In Hell" off 1992’s Broken EP, at during this muddy as hell Woodstock performance on August 13th, 1994. Watch below.
Nine Inch Nails | “Dead Souls/Help Me I'm In Hell” [Woodstock ‘94]
The release peaked at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and went platinum three times over – giving the goth institutions that spent decades bubbling up from the deep underground a well-earned moment in the spotlight.
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