Listen: St. Vincent and Dave Grohl cover Nine Inch Nails’ Piggy
Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth also took on NIN’s Closer.
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The song arrives in a series of original tracks commissioned by Amazon to celebrate this year’s Rock Hall inductees. Take a listen to Piggy below:
Piggy first appeared on NIN’s second studio album, 1994’s The Downward Spiral. The song is also one of St. Vincent’s “favourite Nails songs to this day”.
“I am obsessed with the slinky tambourine that is just a little lazy in feel. And when I took this song apart to cover it, it took me a long time to really understand the immensity of the groove,” she said in a statement.
“It’s a dark, industrial reggae. Muscular, but never as distorted as you imagined it when you think of it in your head… They made a complicated thing seem easy and made big, bold sonic choices.”
The Amazon song series also saw Real Estate tackle the Doobie Brothers’ What a Fool Believes, The Kills offer their version of T. Rex’s Cosmic Dancer, Eyelids take on Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence, and Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth perform a rendition of NIN’s Closer.
You can stream the rest of the covers on Amazon Music.
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