My dad of all people uncharacteristically put The Downward Spiral in his 6 Disc changer while I was visiting for the weekend. "Son, you've gotta check this out". From his modest apartment stereo system came the most mind blowing sonic assault I'd heard up until 7th grade. I just remember hearing that high pitched noise at the end of Mr. Self Destruct keep building and building and tension and thought, "People can do this with music!?". I went home and started experimenting with recording into an old tape deck.