NIN Live: 1990

April 11, 1990, New York, NY, The Ritz

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

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD (Sony WM-D6 + Unknown Mic)
Taper: Unknown
Time: 35 minutes - Incomplete
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Ringfinger, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 214.4 MB
Added to Archive: September 04th, 2013
Great recording, this is an upgrade from the tape we have on the archive for this date now. This is from the master tape and sounds wonderful. Huge upgrade. Would like to know more about who taped this and with what mic. It is almost complete, Terrible Lie has only the last minute recorded and Ringfinger has a slight dropout in the right channel, but I assume that is on the master tape.

Source 2: Audio - AUD, Unknown
Taper: Unknown
Time: 30 minutes - Incomplete
Rating: 3 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Terrible Lie, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 148.3 MB
Added to Archive: September 11th, 2010
Drop outs during "Terrible Lie" and "Down In It" is cut at about 30 seconds, missing "Head Like a Hole."

Source 3: Video - AUD, Unknown Video
Taper: Nine Inch Nails
Time: 38 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Download the Full Show: .zip file Mp4 - 480p, 300 MB
Added to Archive: April 26th, 2019
I found this on YouTube and this is a VHS tape that was made by Trent Reznor for a fan named Michelle in St. Louis. She had written them a bunch of times and missed out on a show in Chicago. So Trent personally made a video for her to watch their performance from 04-11-1990 at the Ritz in New York City! NIN filmed this from the balcony, center. It’s good footage with the camera’s audio. He also included in the video the long music video of Down In It. Pretty cool to see that he made this for a fan. I have tried contacting nicolasflyer (to where this video came from) on YouTube, but I have never heard back. I would love to have this video from the raw source. But at the moment, this will be the best version that is available. To my knowledge, I have not seen it prior to it being uploaded to YouTube.