Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Nine Inch Nails heatrash

The victory of the CD over vinyl greatly reduced the wriggle-room for visually interesting product. Out when the range of coloured and shaped singles and albums, and cussedly impossible to play sizes and speeds. The novelty disappeared from the record shop to the extent where one label recently made a great deal over the fact they were using coloured jewel cases.

So, hats off the Nine Inch Nails for bringing back some of the - admittedly pointless - magic. The new CD has a thermal coating, and when you play it for the first time, the heat of your CD player reveals a secret message. A really dull one, but a secret nevertheless.

Of course, the heat your CD player generates will also help obliterate a few Polynesian islands.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Of course, the heat your CD player generates will also help obliterate a few Polynesian islands."

yet another reason not to listen to Nine Inch Nails... or attend a "charity" concert...

part of me hopes that the first person to discover this was actually trying to melt the cd with a lighter but that's probably wishful thinking...

Franco said...

I'm going down to Ladbrokes at lunch to ask for their odds on the secret message being "sheepfucker". My second guess would be that the band's name is written over with the words "Past-it Publicity-seekers".

That's got to be better odds than when Chinese Democracy will be released.

RichardE said...

"yet another reason not to listen to Nine Inch Nails... or attend a "charity" concert..."


or broadcast your lame sense of humour to the rest of the internet

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