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Goofy, young Trent Reznor playing a Billy Idol song in an early 80s ‘New Wave’ cover band
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Trent Reznor

Who’s this fresh-faced New Waver with the asymmetric poodle hairdo? (Hint: It’s not one of the Thompson Twins).

Nope, it’s future Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor back in the early 1980s playing and singing a cover of Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face” with his Cleveland, OH band-mates in “The Urge.”

Both astonishing and completely ridiculous.

And there is more where that came from…
Option 30 (what a shit name for a band) doing a cover of Joe Jackson’s “Look Sharp.”

Reznor in the background during this TV performance by horrible Cleveland group, Slam Bamboo:

TV interview with Trent Reznor of Cleveland’s Exotic Birds in 1985.

Thank you kindly Michael Backes!

Posted by Richard Metzger
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