Here’s Nine Inch Nails Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Nine Inch Nails lead singer Trent Reznor has long projected a dark image for his band. This is apparent in NIN’s often bleak lyrics, steampunk aesthetic and spooky music videos for songs like ‘Closer’ and ‘Hurt.’
Because of this, a show called ‘Dance Party USA’ is about the last place you’d expect Nine Inch Nails to pop up on. But pop up they did. Oh, pop up they did.
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Yup, that’s industrial prince Reznor bopping around like he was a member of EMF, or some other late ’80s/ early ’90s era dance group.
In fact, that is exactly when the performance took place — either late 1989 or early 1990. NIN had just released their debut album, ‘Pretty Hate Machine,’ and Reznor obviously wasn’t above dancing like a madman to promote its lead single ‘Down In It.’
Sadly, ‘Dance Party USA’ was cancelled in 1992. We can only wonder what happen to that fantastic set.