The demo was shelved until after the success of Nine Inch Nails ''The Downward Spiral'', when it was re-released. The band performed at clubs in and around Northwestern and Central Pennsylvania, and Northern Ohio as often as three times a week. After Reznor departed, the band continued on as a power trio with Smith on lead vocals. At this point, the band began performing a number of additional original songs penned by Smith and Nordstrom. Option 30 broke up in 1986. The band only released one self-titled album consisting of demos from 1983.
The album was re-released in 1997 by Shriek Records, with bonus interview clips with the band from 1984. The re-release was short-lived, however, as only 1000 copies were pressed. Despite his later career, Reznor had little songwriting input; all songs were written by Smith and Nordstrom, with the exception of "'Ice House" (a cover of an Icehouse song), "Lies" (a cover of a song by Thompson Twins), and "'Der Kommissar" (a cover, with English lyrics, of a song by Falco). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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