Hurt (5:00)

Cover of The Downward Spiral

From The Downward Spiral and 141 other releases

“Hurt” is a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album The Downward Spiral. In 2002, Hurt was covered by Johnny Cash to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.

Reznor’s comments after seeing the video of the Cash version of his song were:

“I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.” Here is a link to the Johnny Cash video cover.

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  • benbalik

    you are full of shit.

    14 Apr 8:14pm Reply
  • EvilMaleKikyo

    ImI

    13 Apr 10:56pm Reply
  • Anacorreal

    Timeless song, after so many years still gives me chills.

    7 Apr 6:03pm Reply
  • Grycho

    Both versions are perfect in two completely different ways. Be quiet.

    3 Apr 8:50pm Reply
  • Matti81

    Cashs cover is so damn perfect that NINs original could be a cash cover...

    28 Mar 11:13am Reply
  • inthesameroom

    nice cover but the Cash original is far superior [2]

    28 Mar 7:45am Reply
  • _218_5_

    Tagging this song as "cover" must be the highest level of ignorance. [3]

    27 Mar 8:48pm Reply
  • sqrb3ar

    <3

    25 Mar 7:20am Reply
  • samjw84

    lol @inthesameroom~_~ cash didnt really do the original, that honor goes to NiN, if confused by my previous post, sarcasm does not relay in text, but I tried ^_^

    19 Mar 1:35am Reply
  • inthesameroom

    nice cover but the Cash original is far superior

    14 Mar 9:05pm Reply
  • samjw84

    @bd007h2 hmm and here I though Johnny Cash did the original version lol ^_^

    16 Feb 2:42am Reply
  • Rud-Johns

    Tagging this song as "cover" must be the highest level of ignorance. [2]

    5 Feb 11:06pm Reply
  • bd007h2

    @dannylopezlv Except this version isn't a cover. The Nine Inch Nail's version is the original.

    29 Jan 7:38am Reply
  • dannylopezlv

    good version but, Sevendust does a shit load of a better Job! Both great covers, just prefer 7Dust's

    6 Jan 4:53pm Reply
  • mrpaweu

    Tagging this song as "cover" must be the highest level of ignorance.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • achromes

    <3

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • acousticninja91

    beautifully chaotic

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • matfcb

    fucking perfect [2]

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ngk44

    That discordant wham of guitar at the end always scares the shit outta me. [3]

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ngk44

    I like Johnny Cash's version a lot, but this is the original and the best.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
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