NINE INCH NAILS Bassist: 'Star Wars' Sparked My Imagination As A Child

Former MARILYN MANSON and current NINE INCH NAILS bassist Jeordie White recently spoke to about his first band, whose main muse was "Star Wars". Around the late '80s in Florida, White and his friends formed the thrash metal band AMBOOG-A-LARD. Their only album, aptly named "A New Hope", focused entirely on the themes and characters of the original trilogy.

"That band was a blatant tribute to 'Star Wars'," White said. "AMBOOG-A-LARD had members that were hardcore 'Star Wars' fans. We had watched 'Star Wars' literally every day and then wrote songs about Darth Vader and stuff because we were crazy. It sounds very metal like METALLICA or QUEENSRŸCHE."

"'Star Wars' sparked my imagination as a child, it made me want to be creative," White added. "It gave me this whole fantasy world to identify with. As a child it was almost kind of a belief system or a religion. Plus, it was cool toys to play with and a whole entire universe to identify with. I haven't seen anything modern that has that much effect on culture, or kids in general. Something is a fad for six months and then it's gone. I don't see someone hold onto something that came out today as much as when people held on to 'Star Wars'."



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