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Just Like You Imagined

"Just Like You Imagined"
Song by Nine Inch Nails
from the album The Fragile
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1999
RecordedNothing Studios
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
LabelNothing Records
Songwriter(s)Trent Reznor
Producer(s)Trent Reznor, Alan Moulder

"Just Like You Imagined" is an instrumental by Nine Inch Nails from their 1999 album The Fragile.

It features Mike Garson on piano, who is known for his work with David Bowie and The Smashing Pumpkins. Additional layers of guitars are performed by Danny Lohner and Adrian Belew.[1] There is a thick fuzz texture to some of the guitar tracks, while others trigger synth patches rather than traditional guitar sounds.[2] The song's time signature is 4/4 in the intro but once the drums enter it changes to 10/4 (4 + 6).

A live video of "Just Like You Imagined" appears on the DVD version of And All That Could Have Been,[3] with some of Garson's technically challenging piano tracks substituted by a theremin played by Charlie Clouser. There is a video of live rehearsal footage at Nothing Studios in New Orleans from 2000 on the Nine Inch Nails website.[4] The song was played during the encore in the Fragility tour.[5]

In popular culture

  • The song was used in trailers for the 2007 film 300.[6][7]


  1. ^ Reznor, Trent (1999). The Fragile (last page) [CD liner notes]. New Orleans: Nothing Records.
  2. ^ Derek Donovan (1999-09-29). "This side up Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile exhibits a refined formula" (fee required). The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
  3. ^ Ted Reinert (2002-02-01). "Reznor and co. shine with new live album". The Bowdoin Orient. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
    Mark Brown (2002-01-25). "Live Nails anything but rusty" (fee required). Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
    Clint Zavodny (2002-01-24). "DVD Review: Nine Inch Nails DVD a Reznor D.I.Y. project" (fee required). Daily O'Collegian. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
  4. ^ Nine inch nails - Just Like You Imagined Rehersal(sic) on YouTube
  5. ^ "'Fragile' not the word for Nine Inch Nails \ Reznor and company blast into centrum" (fee required). Telegram & Gazette. 2000-05-03. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
  6. ^ Tim Swift (2007-03-17). "Dominic West bats '300' in new flick: 'The Wire' actor to answer questions from audience at the Senator tonight". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
    Josh Friedman (2007-03-12). "Word of mouth feeds record debut for '300'; The Spartan-heroism epic scores the highest March opening ever, grossing $70 million" (fee required). Los Angeles Times. pp. C1. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
    Sébastien Delahaye, Bruno Icher (2007-03-14). "Puissance "300"". Libération (in French). Retrieved 2008-02-21.
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