Broken (NIN) Easter Egg - Eat Your Heart Out, Steve

1. Load up Broken and skip to track 98 (might be 99, I'm pretty sure it's 98).

2. Turn up the volume and listen closely at the beginning of the song. You should hear Trent Reznor whisper "Eat your heart out, Steve."

Story behind this:
The song is a cover and a guy at NIN's label didn't want to allow Trent to put his cover on the album, for fear of copyright infringement. This pissed Trent off, but he got it on the album somehow, and this is his way of taunting him. Pretty cool, in my own opinion.

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Contributed By: KurtWasKilled on 04-22-2000
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Special Requirements: A copy of Broken
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NINFreak writes:
Even more Steve Bashing fun... Go get Closure, the NIN video set. In the video for "Gave Up," watch the computer screens. One of the titles of a program name or window says "F*** you Steve"
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In the original Physical by Adam and the Ants there is a line which Mr Reznor skipped out. "You get the key to my heart when you get that sweet dress" thats how it goes in Trents version in the Adam and the Ants, it goes "you get the key to my heart when you get that sweet dress... ...you know the short one..." It cacked me up, and I wonder why he didn't add it in... probably becuase it sounds funny.
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jozaozir writes:
Actually all of the above is incorrect. What the comment actually is about is Steve (can't remember last name, sorry..) who ran TVT records, NIN's former label. Trent Reznor wanted out on his contract and Steve wouldn't let him. So Trent went ahead and recorded anyway, and the record ( a year or so later) was put out on Interscope Records. If you want the exact story, check any good NIN faq.
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Mark S. writes:
His name is Steve Gottlieb. And jazaozir is correct. They(tvt)wanted a more commercial album and insisted on producers doing his next album. When Trent refused, they told him his album would never get made nor released and denied studio time. The entire Broken album in turn was recorded and written almost entirely while on tour for Pretty Hate Machine. Trent even talks about how they would mix it in hotel rooms,on computers, and hide the names of the song and material with saved names like "pussyfuck".
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AmylNitr8 writes:
The original song by Adam & The Ants had the line "Eat your heart out Do It, you can't do it." "It is in reference to a law suit over the Do It label releasing a demo version of some of the original Adam and the Ants tunes including Physical." (THANKS TESS!!!!) Also, in reference to the line "You know, the short one", although it is not on the album version, Trent Reznor has sung the line at least once (Fragility Tour, Philadelphia) live.
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expectdelay writes:
I think the reason why he say it at the beginning of the extra tracks is because during he legal battles with TVT, he wasn't allowed to release a full album at that point, but he was allowed release an ep. The album is technically listed as an ep because the last two tracks are treated as hidden bonus material and not part of the cd proper. So Trent was still releasing his album while telling them to f-*& off.
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