Nine Inch Nails’ Bureau Of Morality

That Trent Reznor is such a multimedia prankster. Those getting their hands on copies of Nine Inch Nails’ Year Zero have noticed a PMRC-styled sticker from the “Bureau Of Morality” saying:

Consuming or spreading this material may be considered subversive by the United States Bureau of Morality. If you or someone you know has engaged in subversive acts or thoughts, call 1-866-445-6580. BE A PATRIOT- BE AN INFORMER!

How very Arcade Fire! If you call Trent’s 866 number, this is what you’ll hear…


Bureau Of Morality – “1-866-445-6580″ (MP3 via sendspace)

According to the NINWiki page, the statute invoked by the BOM (§ 24.12.2) was also found on the back of a NIN tour shirt in Germany, which seems to be the spawning place of most of Reznor’s cryptic antics. Also worth noting: If you press “*” during the message and enter 445-6580 at the prompt (followed by another “*”), you’ll hear:

Please leave your name, phone number and any message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Thank you for calling.

Tell us if you crank yank Trent. He’s sorta asking for it.