NIN Live: 1990

May 22, 1990, Palo Alto, CA, The Edge

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

Show Memorabilia

05/22/1990 Ticket

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD, Unknown
Taper: Unknown
Time: 58 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Head Like a Hole, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 346.6 MB
Added to Archive: May 09th, 2013
This was a 1st gen copy from Sal E. There was some confusion when this was traded that Sal E. was the taper, but this is not true. He just had a copy from the master tape. Average recording, this show date was not listed on ninhistorian. This is actually a warm-up show for the tour. This show is the live debut for "Suck."

Source 2: Video - AUD, Unknown Video Recording
Taper: AnitMusick - DeAnza College
Time: 6 minutes
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Download the Full Show: .zip file MP4, 27.8 MB
Added to Archive: November 15th, 2019
This was uploaded to YouTube about 10 years ago by AntiMusick. From what I can gather from the comments and description, this was filmed by DeAnza College students (I assume AntiMusick was part of it). It was broadcasted in the Bay Area on public access. I’ve tried reaching out to them to see if I can get a full recording, but it’s been very difficult to track them down as it seems the channel is inactive.Also in the comments, it mentions that this was a surprise warm up show. Here is a recollection of a fan who went, “this was the unannounced concert before the 1990 Hate tour officially started the next night in SF. Just a few days before the show, djs on 89.7 KFJC were dropping hints like " if you like raw industrial music," (like was played on Mr Meanor's shows) "you better make sure and get to The Edge really early tomorrow night!" They wouldn't say who was playing, and there were no presales at all, just show up and get in line.” This includes soundboard audio. Which I know circulates on its own to very few people. If you have this soundboard audio, I would swap this for the KROQ 2005 or Rome 2009 soundboard audio I currently have here on the archive.