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Early Video of Nine Inch Nails From "Dance Party USA" Makes it to the Web [VIDEO]

For you old-schoolers, this is awesome! Its a video from the 1980′s with a very young Nine Inch Nails appearing on a cheesy show called “Dance Party USA”. This is reportedly even before “Pretty Hate Machine” was recorded, which is the album it was later on. In discussing the soon to be viral video Trent Reznor tweeted:

“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 traveled 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.”

Nice shout to Skrillex’s hair.

And yes if l you look close enough, that is a VERY YOUNG Richard Patrick from Filter playing guitar. Shortly after the PHM tour, he split to form Filter and do his own thing.

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