Open Post: Hosted By NIN On Dance Party USA

March 29, 2012 / Posted by:

Right before the 1990s were about to begin, the 1980s let civilization know one last time that it will forever remain the most beautifully fucked up decade by sending Nine Inch Nails out to perform on Dance Party USA. Stereogum says that a NIN fan found the buried clip from 1989 and uploaded it to YouTube to remind everyone that the 80s didn’t mess around. Before you begin to guess that NIN only went on the show after they were blackmailed by the producer who found a dead hooker in their van, let me stop that thought before it starts and let Trent Reznor explain this mess:

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…

You know, I thought I was here just to watch kids in outfits from Charlotte Russe try to figure out how to move their limbs to NIN. But now I know I’m really here for Trent Reznor’s SCRUNCHIE!

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