Dude, this is so two months ago! Shut the fuck up, you fun murderer. It has been brought to our attention on a slow news day that film editor David Williams has slipped some clips he shot, professionally, of Nine Inch Nails’ 1995 tour with David Bowie onto Vimeo.
At the time, Bowie had just released Outside, while the masses packing arenas on the sold out tour were ecstatic with anticipation to see Nails unleash The Downward Spiral. It was a furiously intense union of two icons, each an inspiration to the other.
For a decade and a half the only footage we’ve seen from the legendary shows has been grainy bootlegs.
Here’s Bowie and Reznor playing NIN’s Hurt, part of the transition between the two sets. The two bands would intermingle throughout the evening, as the following clips show.
Halo Space Boy:
Heart’s Filthy Lesson:
That last one’s all Nine Inch Nails, despite the title.