This is a particularly hilarious bit of footage that’s just surfaced: Check out a pony-tailed Trent Reznor leading Nine Inch Nails (and dancing like a madman) through a lip-synched performance of debut single “Down In It’ on the wonderfully dated “Dance Party USA.” The clip, presumably from late 1989 or early 1990, was posted today on the message board Echoing the Sound and has been re-posted on Pitchfork (and by now, probably everywhere else on the known Internet) after someone bought the video tape was bought for $100.
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