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Finding old friends (with benefits) on Facebook, buying that lube you love that was discontinued because by the FDA, ordering a Russian mail-order bride, and steeling music from your favorite artists--all these things are wonderful and quite frankly encouraged things to do with the Internet.

I mean, you could use that brain power to investigate alternative sources of news or find out the molecular properties and dangers of aspartame or even discover ways to better improve the energy efficiency of your house but we all know you're gonna search instead for free porn.  That's cool.

Nine Inch Nails on Dance Party USA
Trent Reznor and Richard Patrick (now the front man for Filter) show off just how their anti-social behavior doesn't fit in on "Dance Party USA" lip syncing "Down In It."

A phenomena I love about the Internet--that series of tubes created by former Vice President Al Gore--are the many examples of lost Rock Star artifacts.  One recently resurfaced and unearthed video features Nine Inch Nails circa 1988 or 1989 on the television show "Dance Party USA" playing the song "Down In It" from the album Pretty Hate Machine.  Watch the video to the right.

The recently discovered video had reared it's ugly head in only a few veiled references.  The more hardcore a NIN fan one was, the more likely they were to  seek out gems similar to this beauty. 

The NIN Hotline reports on some places hardcore Nails fans would have been able to take in the essence of this horrid video:

"The only evidence of the existence of this clip, for a long time, was the sample "Let's hear it for Nine Inch Nails, woo! They're good!" on the US Head Like a Hole single. Over a decade later, a Closure DVD set surfaced on The Pirate Bay, and it contained a short clip of the performance. Now the whole thing has been uploaded to YouTube"

So, ten years ago, if you were a die-hard fan you would have known of this by talking with other Nine Inch Nails pen pals or maybe even on an AOL chat room (did they even have those ten years ago?).  But now that the internet is so pervasive, you're just stumbling upon it by checking out my blog here on WQLZ.com.  Kinda takes away the mystery doesn't it?




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