I'm Afraid Of Americans [Us] [Maxi Single]
David Bowie needn't have recruited Trent Reznor to pilot this one-song remix project. His stamp is all over I'm Afraid of Americans' source album, Earthling. But while Bowie's full-length project exhibited a surprising amount of vitality, this U.S.-only maxi-single is just too derivative of Downward Spiral-era Nine Inch Nails to please Bowie-philes, and it only fuels mid-'90s criticism that Bowie was depending too heavily upon Reznor for ideas. Viewed as a Reznor project instead of a Bowie venture, however, it makes much more sense. As with all of Reznor's remix albums, just one cursory spin can bore or even irritate (it's not really necessary to know he's afraid of Americans every 15 seconds, is it?), but repeat listenings reveal each subtle sonic layer, not to mention the meticulous craftsmanship Reznor has poured into this 40-minute sound collage. Kudos also for Photek's minimalist contribution. ~ Christian Huey, Rovi
- Condition: Used - Good
HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
- Sold by: HPB Niles
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- Label: Virgin
- UPC: 724383861828