Video of the Day: Early-’80s Trent Reznor Covers Billy Idol


We’re not prepared to say that this video is either “good” or “bad” — what’s important is that it actually exists. What you see below is pop-industrial god Trent Reznor singing Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face” in his early-’80s cover band, The Urge. The video quality here is poor, but you’ll still be able to make out his nigh-on-Flock-of-Seagulls haircut. As funny as this (and the other ’80s Reznor clips Dangerous Minds digs up) may be, let’s remember that most of us have probably had some fairly humiliating early-career moments that we wouldn’t want to see surface on YouTube should we ever get famous.