Trent Has No Pretty Love For Album Reissue

Most acts would love to sell more copies of their albums but Trent Reznor is warning Nine Inch Nails fans not to spend any of their hard earned cash on a reissue.

On Thursday the NIN frontman logged into his Twitter account to express his disapproval of Tuesday’s re-release of the band’s 1989 debut album, Pretty Hate Machine.

Photo: Doug Seymour
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Ill.

“NIN fans, don’t waste your money on this version of PHM that was just released,” Reznor wrote with a link to a listing of the re-release on

He added that the re-issue was simply “a record label bulls**t move repackaging the old version. Ignore please.”’s listing for Tuesday’s re-release notes that the album is “very similar to original TVT version. This is not a remastered release.”

After originally being released on TVT Records in 1989, Pretty Hate Machine was reissued by Rykodisc Records in 2005. In 2010 a remastered version of the album was released through Bicycle Music Company including new cover art and a cover of the Queen tune “Get Down, Make Love.”

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