The Innocent (band)

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The Innocent
OriginCleveland, Ohio, United States
GenresPop rock, hard rock
Years active1983-1985
LabelsCBS, Red Label
Past membersAlan Greenblatt
Kevin Valentine
Rodney Cajka
Albritton McClain
Trent Reznor

The Innocent was the band Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails played with after leaving Option 30. He then moved on to the Exotic Birds before creating his own band, Nine Inch Nails.[1] The other members were Alan Greenblatt (as Alan Greene), Kevin Valentine, Rodney Cajka (as Rodney Psyka) and Albritton McClain. Valentine and McClain were both members of Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, and they had just recently opted to go on their own way from the band. The band's sole album was released on the regional Red Label Records.

After releasing their only album, Livin' in the Street, Reznor left the band. He joined Exotic Birds and contributed to the local band Slam Bamboo, before eventually forming Nine Inch Nails.

Livin' in the Street[edit]

Livin' in the Street
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Studio album by
The Innocent
GenrePop rock, hard rock, new wave
  1. "Livin' in the Street" – 3:47
  2. "Freeway Ride" – 4:08
  3. "Dora" – 4:41
  4. "With You" – 3:50
  5. "Heartzone" – 4:57
  6. "Top Secret" – 4:01
  7. "Love'll Come Knockin'" – 4:39
  8. "Back in My Life" – 4:10 *On some editions of the album, this track is unlisted and "Queen Of The Border" is listed as the eighth track in its stead.
  9. "Queen of the Border" – 4:42
  10. "The Names Have Been Changed" – 3:43


  1. ^ Berelian, Essi (2005). The rough guide to heavy metal. Rough Guides. ISBN 1843534150.

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