This Nine Inch Nails Parody Video Is Insanely Accurate

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“This Is A Trent Reznor Song” is a Trent Reznor song, basically.

by Liam Mathews

It wasn’t enough for comedian Freddy Scott to make a perfect parody of a Nine Inch Nails song. He had to make a perfect parody of a Nine Inch Nails video, too. He nails all of Trent Reznor’s signature sounds and images, from the whisper-to-a-scream dynamics to the “weird guitar” to the sepia-toned stock footage of creepy crawlies. He even got the goggles from the “Closer” video. It’s uncanny. It’s also a pretty spectacular songwriting tutorial.

Freddy Scott figured out the formula for one of the most successful musical auteurs of the past thirty years. This is what Trent Reznor does, explained simply. And, as Scott says, it’s “very awesome.” Next I’d like to see Freddy Scott take on the “Happiness in Slavery” video (don’t click that link if you are not a fan of the Saw franchise).

Here’s the video for “This Is A Trent Reznor Song.” Below that is “Copy Of A,” the NIN song “This Is A Trent Reznor Song” is based on, so you can tell just how crazliy accurate the parody is.

BONUS: Comedian Jon Daly’s parody of some other ’90s icons with mad ‘gevity, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This came out right before the Peps’ Super Bowl performance, and it is arguably the funniest thing that has ever existed. I listened to it like eight times in a row the day it came out.

[h/t Rolling Stone]

Image via Youtube.