NIN Live: 1994

December 29, 1994, Dayton, OH, Hara Arena

Mr. Self Destruct
March of the Pigs
Gave Up
Happiness In Slavery
The Downward Spiral
The Only Time
Down In It
Head Like a Hole
Dead Souls
Something I Can Never Have

Known Recordings

Source 1a: Audio - AUD (Radio Shack Mic + Sony TCD-D7)
Taper: Jerry B. aka "The Govner"
Time: 98 minutes
Rating: 4 out of 5
Hear a Sample: The Only Time, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 599.8 MB
Added to Archive: April 03rd, 2014
This is the same source as the one that is on the silver CD, "Homeboy Reznor." But this is the first time (at least for me) that I have seen a full recording. There was no confirmation that they played an encore this night. The silver CD ends at "Head Like a Hole" and is missing the encore completely. This comes from a 1st gen cassette tape that was dubbed from the DAT Master. Big thanks to smores for lending me the tapes. In terms of sound, I think the quality is better than the Silver CD! Very good recording. At this point, I am trying to obtain a DAT copy from The Govner. Hope some time down the road we can get it for the archive.

Source 1b: Audio - AUD (Silver CD - "Homeboy Reznor")
Taper: Unknown
Time: 75 minutes - Incomplete
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: The Only Time, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 415 MB
Added to Archive: December 01st, 2009
The recording has a good amount of hiss present on it. The performance is good though and the sound is not bad at all. This comes from a Silver CD version and I bet if you found a version of this close to the master tape the hissing will go down a considerable amount (EDIT: Very true, see source 1a). This tape is also incomplete. Missing the encore, as to fit on one CD.

Source 2: Audio - AUD (Sony ECM-737 + Sony TCD-D7)
Taper: David K.
Time: 96 minutes
Rating: 3 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Suck, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 734.3 MB
Added to Archive: May 01st, 2014
First released May 2014, I just want to send out a big thanks to David K for getting in contact with me and send me his uncirculated master tape to be transferred! It was a nice surprise to get this email and work on it! Taped from the floor in front of the soundboard, just left of the stage. I want to give this a higher rating than a 3 so bad.. This recording was done with "high gain" selected on the D7. This was David's first recording out with the D7 after using the D6 for a long time and the D6 would attenuate at -20db. This would be the last time he used this setting as it brickwalled the louder points of the concert. The brickwall is not as bad as some other concerts I've heard. Taping is all about trial and error, right? Yes, the tape is brickwalled in certain areas, but some of the quieter songs are still listenable with out any brickwall. Besides that, it would have been quite a tape! Again, thanks to David K for sending me the tape.