Nine Inch Nails Appear On Dance Party USA

This was filmed 22 years ago and is probably the equivalent of Cradle of Filth appearing on Top of The Pops or something.

This is actually what Nine Inch Nails looked like twenty two years ago.

Like most of you out there, I follow Trent Reznor on twitter. What, just me? How can you not follow the genius behind Nine Inch Nails and the Oscar winner behind the score of The Social Network? Yeah I guess it isn’t that hard not to follow him, but he’s probably more interesting to follow then Piers Morgan or lame ass footballers like Joey Barton and Ryan Babel. Actually, no, they’re probably way more entertaining as they’re completely retarded and tweet all the time, whereas Trent Reznor is actually kind of intelligent and doesn’t tweet that often.

Anyway, I’m not reviewing twitters in this post. I was pretty intrigued last week when Trent Reznor posted a long diatribe of tweets that eventually spelled out this message: ‘

Many years ago, a young and naive Nine Inch Nails were asked what TV shows they’d be interested in appearing on. As a joke (and likely drunk), they thought of the most absurd choice they could come up with at the time. They were then informed their bluff had been called and were actually booked on said show… They hopped in their Honda Civic touring vehicle (hatchback) and travelled many miles to (I think) NJ for the big show. They had a laugh making fun of the people, their fashion choices and hairstyles. Life was good. Years later, the internet is discovered… There’s a moral in there somewhere. Come to think of it, Skrillex may indeed owe me some publishing on that hairdo’

I didn’t know what this meant but was instantly intrigued because it mentioned Skrillex. Anyway, a day or so later I found this video floating around the internet, and it is just as funny as you might imagine. NIN are obviously miming (the drummer is playing an electric kit for fvck’s sake!) which isn’t really that bad because you would expect that on a stupid show like Dance Party USA but the main highlight is all the stupid hipster kids doing all these stupid dance moves to the song that just doesn’t make any sense.

Did people actually look, dress and dance like that in the late 80’s? I thought that kind of hipster look only got big in the last couple of years…..or maybe this is just what New Kids on The Block fans actually dressed like back then? Anyone who can shed any light on the situation, hit me up.

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