Music Video of the Day: Burn by Nine Inch Nails (1994, dir by Hank Corwin and Trent Reznor)


I like Burn, even though it’s not exactly subtle song.  I mean, Trent Reznor has never exactly been the most low-key of songwriters but Burn is a bit heavy-handed by even his standards.  That said, it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it and it’s fun to music to play while you’re setting a fire or trying to freak out a boomer.

The video was apparently included on a special VHS tape of Natural Born Killers.  And now it’s on YouTube so watch it while you can because I have a feeling this video will probably get yanked down for copyright reasons in another month or so.  Stuff like that just makes me want to burn it all down.  The video pretty much follows the Natural Born Killers aesthetic.  It’s a type of style that’s good for music videos but a bit much for a 2 hour-plus film.  Natural Born Killers is one of those films that I always get bored with before it ends but the soundtrack’s pretty good.

Enjoy!