Watch Nine Inch Nails Play Dance Party USA, 1989

By Corban Goble / March 28, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Via the message board Echoing The Sound, here’s a clip of Nine Inch Nails performing on the live dance show Dance Party USA from December 2, 1989. According to Pitchfork, the clip was ripped from a first-generation recording bought for $100 by some huge NIN fan/huge sucker. Watch below.

(via Pitchfork)

So is this better or worse than the Flaming Lips on 90210?

UPDATE: Trent tweets:

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…