Editor's Note: Having spent many hours perusing the Heard Mentality archives for a Concert Year in Review feature running in the print issue that streets Jan. 1, I compiled a Top 10 list of the coolest shows to come through Orange County in 2009. I'm posting one per day for the rest of the year.
|Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails|
Rather than close with the dark and depressing "Hurt," Nine Inch Nails issued a killer "Head Like a Hole," which became a massive sing along during the anthemic chorus. Savvy move by Trent Reznor, the reformed drug abuser who nowadays appears as disciplined as all those "pigs" and subservient "fuckers" he screams about. Jane's Addiction brought jammy, earnest hard-rock and the mega-watt star power of maniacal Perry Farrell.
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Click to read earlier Top 10 Orange County Concerts of 2009 entries.