March of the Pigs

"March of the Pigs"
March of the pigs.jpg
US CD single cover
Single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album The Downward Spiral
B-side"A Violet Fluid"
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1994 (1994-02-25)
Format
Recorded1993
StudioLe Pig (Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles)
GenreIndustrial metal[1]
Length2:58
Label
Songwriter(s)Trent Reznor
Producer(s)
Nine Inch Nails singles chronology
"Sin"
(1990)
"March of the Pigs"
(1994)
"Closer"
(1994)
Halo numbers chronology
Halo 6
(1992)
Halo 7
(1994)
Halo 8
(1994)

"March of the Pigs" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral (1994). It was released on February 25, 1994 as the album's lead single.

Composition

"March of the Pigs" has an unusual meter, alternating three bars of 7/8 time with one bar of 8/8 time (in effect, a 29/8 time signature). According to the liner notes, the song has a BPM rate of 269.[2] The song's high energy (analogous to a previous NIN track, "Wish"), segued by two piano breakdowns, has made it a staple of NIN's live concert performances. It is also one of the band's shortest hit songs, clocking in at just under three minutes.

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