NIN Live: 1991

January 22, 1991, Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club (9 pm show)

Terrible Lie
Something I Can Never Have
That's What I Get
The Only Time
Get Down Make Love
Down In It
Head Like a Hole

Known Recordings

Source 1a: Audio - PRO (Soundboard Audio from in-house feed)
Taper: Teresa Stubs
Time: 58 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Sin, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file M4A, 81.2 MB
Added to Archive: February 17th, 2019
Sometimes, I am not sure why I forget to add things to the archive. But this was one of them. This is the soundboard audio that was ripped from the mp4 files I received from the DC Public Library archive of NIN's show at the 9:30 Club from Teresa Stub. The club's camera operator for the in-house feed. This is the only soundboard that is in circulation from the 1991 tour rotation.

Source 1b: Video - PRO (In-house feed w/ soundboard audio)
Taper: Teresa Stubs
Time: 58 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Download the Full Show: .zip file MP4 - 480p, 1.36 GB
Added to Archive: April 26th, 2016
Out of everything I have added onto the archive, this may be my absolute favorite addition up to this point. Thanks to a NIN fan who emailed me about a news article of a woman who donated a handful of video tapes she recorded at the old 9:30 club to be preserved at the DC Public Library, there were two NIN tapes from the early days in there! To make a long story short (full story is in the text file) I was able to obtain the mp4 files from the DC Public Library of these in-house feeds! The first one being the 07/11/1990 footage that you can see on NIN's vimeo page for the re-release of 'Pretty Hate Machine' a few years back. These come from the 3/4" master tapes and were digitally tranferred by a company that specialized in AV archival preservation. Sadly, this tape is a bit beat up at points with wobbling and warping in the picture. But, the video can be very clear at times and the audio is from the stereo in-house feed! There is some static and dropouts in the audio, mainly during the first two tracks and at the end of the show. In the defense of the tape, these have basically not been played since 1991! The quality is excellent for how long it has been sitting. There could be more of these shows like this out there. As it can be implied that NIN would ask venues if they could have copies of their in-house feeds. As I would assume that was how the Video Bar Dallas recording got out there. I'd like to send a huge thanks to D for sending me the email about the Washington Post article, John Kelly for writing this piece and replying to my initial email, Michele from DCPL for helping me obtain the footage for the archive from their DC Punk Archive, and of course Teresa Stubs for filming the footage every night from 9:30 Club and donating these tapes to DCPL and allowing me to host them here at NIN Live. Enjoy the footage!