MTV's "rock 'n' roll fashion show" Fashionably Loud resulted in many surreal, very-of-the-era moments. Limp Bizkit providing the live soundtrack to bikini-clad models working the catwalk in Negril, Jamaica, comes in mind.
Another standout? Industrial-rock mavens Filter, led by former Nine Inch Nails member Richard Patrick, rocking a fashion show in 1996 while their singer wore a sling around his broken arm. Even better, written on the bandages: "I met Cindy and all I got was this sling," a snide reference to supermodel to Cindy Crawford, specifically, and the proceeding, in general. But best of all was Filter's scathing, seething performance. Patrick and Co. tore through two songs off their 1995 debut, Short Bus, "Under" and "Hey Man, Nice Shot," delivering both with visceral ferocity belying their manicured surroundings. Watch above.
As it turns out, Patrick was none too happy to play the show, which might explain some of the evident vitriol in his presentation.
"We HATED doing Fashionably Loud because we thought it was frivolous," the Filter frontman commented on Facebook in 2017. "We ended up reaching millions of fans because they could tell by our performance that we were just some angry young punks playing it out of protest."