Vintage Video — August 10, 2011 at 8:04 am

Vintage Video: A young Trent Reznor covers Billy Idol’s ‘Eyes Without a Face’

This has been online for a couple years now, but it didn’t come to our attention until this week: It’s a clip of future Oscar winner Trent Reznor in one of his mid-’80s, pre-Nine Inch Nails bands performing a fairly faithful cover of the Billy Idol hit “Eyes Without a Face.” And give him credit; Reznor certainly gives With Sympathy-era Al Jourgensen a run for his money in terms of faux Brit vocal affectations. To see more delightfully dated footage of Reznor during his Cleveland, Ohio, cover-band days, head over to Dangerous Minds. 







  1. Hilarious! Love the eighties dance moves…

  2. I’ve watched this several times today. Not only is it hilariously awesome, but it’s also just…awesome! Love it.

  3. Johnny Eyeballs

    … And he’s using the legendary PPG Wave synth.

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