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I recognize that there are exceptions to every rule, but parody songs tend to bastardize the original source material beyond the point of recognition.

This isn’t the case for Freddy Scott’s tribute to one of his purported musical heroes, Trent Reznor. Imagination and imitation may very well be the sincerest forms of flattery.

As angry as Reznor was on Pretty Hate Machine or as self-destructive as he sounded on The Downward Spiral, my hunch is that the guy could still find a sense of humor in this. Scott originally posted the lyric video to this song back in January, but recently shot a video for the track (which also features SNL guitarist Jared Blake Scharff), which perfectly encapsulates Reznor’s mannerisms and video production to a ‘T’. My favorite bit is in the opening verse, but when it comes to accurately depicting the Nine Inch Nails videography and Reznor’s blueprint in a less-than-3-minute spoof… well, to paraphrase Scott’s own lyrics: “Yeah, it sounds really awesome.”

“… what the hell was that?”

The song is available at iTunes and Amazon.





laughingman22
03.28.14
but first lets listen to this weird sound.... what the hell was that

Betray
03.28.14
weird guitar!!

PuddlesPuddles
03.28.14
Gahhh do we have to acknowledge this at this point? :(

protonjon
03.28.14
We need to go deeper! I'm going to do a Freddie Scott parody and call it 'copy of a'.

Rowan5215
03.28.14
Hahah so good
"now my voice starts to get LOUDER"

Green Baron
03.28.14
oh my god i loved this

Acanthus
03.29.14
It's funny and fitting.

Green Baron
03.29.14
I wonder if he'll make a sequel

ArsMoriendi
03.29.14
Wow a Copy of "Copy of a" that's amazing.

BeneaththeDarkOcean
03.30.14
I agree that he could've more creative with the melody and chorus than just outright copying "Copy of A". But it was still pretty funny. Along similar lines, Weird Al did a style parody in NIN's heyday called "Germs", which IMO is more interesting than this.

NakedSnake
03.30.14
Could have been a lot better, but worth a chuckle.

EvoHavok
03.30.14
Lol, not bad at all.

BMDrummer
04.14.14
Haha

omnipanzer
04.15.14
/Stare
/Milk Bottle

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