NIN Live: 1990

April 10, 1990, Boston, MA, Citi Club

Terrible Lie
That's What I Get
Get Down Make Love
Down In It
Head Like a Hole

Show Memorabilia

04/10/1990 Boston Ticket

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD (Sony Clip-On Mic + Sony Cassette Recorder)
Taper: cr8ed
Time: 40 minutes
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Sin, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 261.2 MB
Added to Archive: February 09th, 2020
First released February 8th, 2020. Crazy to think that almost 30 years had gone by before this tape had circulated. Below is what the taper wrote on the torrent release in quotations. Hopefully they have a few more NIN tapes. This recording is really good for the time and sounds stellar. In my opinion, this tape could really use a proper transfer with a good cassette deck to mitigate some of the low hiss heard on the tape. I would love to be able to work on this some more and get a 24-bit version, if possible. I have reached out to the taper to see if they’d be willing to send some tapes my way to work on. Also, their released version of this show was a bit too fast. So I slowed down the tape to the proper speed (-2.7 from the original) and also cut out at the beginning and end the loud pops from the tape when they started/ended recording. Other than that, and some simple tagging of the files, nothing else was done to them.

“In their first Boston appearance, NIN opened for Peter Murphy at CITI Club. I actually went to this show to see them and they were amazing. I recorded them on a Sony Portable Cassette Deck, I know you purists like to know the model, but apologies because I do not remember. It did have extended mics, which I did the old trick of attaching them to my glasses.

This is the first time offered, because I have never transferred this before. After so many years, I finally bought a cassette player with USB and am trying to teach myself Audacity. I have over 100 shows from 1988-94, mostly from the Boston area (lots of Channel shows) which I will be converting. But this is the first, so please let me know the quality ( i will post some samples in the comments) and how it sounds on your end.”