NIN Live: 1989

June, 26, 1990, Dallas, TX, The Video Bar

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 1: Audio - PRO/Silver CD (Soundboard - "Hammer Hard")
Taper: E-Ron Productions/Home Records
Time: 51 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Head Like a Hole, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 294.4 MB
Added to Archive: January 31st, 2010
This is the only soundboard available from 1990 and notably the earliest soundboard recording of NIN. This is from the silver CD's "Hammer Hard." There is some hiss in the recording. I am guessing because this audio source is ripped from the Pro-Shot video that they did this night as well. I bet if you got this from the actual DAT/Cassette soundboard master it will sound flawless. Another note is that many list this as being the Detroit, St. Andrews Hall show in July of 1990. This is not true and its mislabeled. But nonetheless this is an essential tape to own if you are a NIN fan. Highlighted on RITC's NIN Recording of the Week.

Source 2: Video - PRO (Multicam)
Taper: E-Ron Productions
Time: 51 minutes
Rating: 3 out of 5
Download the Full Show: .zip file DVD NTSC, 3.66 GB
This is the video that goes along with the soundboard audio. It clearly states at the beginning of the video that it was recorded in Dallas at the video bar. It was a E-Ron production (maybe someone knows who this is)? The video is somewhat grainy and it is sometimes hard to see the band members because of the high generation this tape must be. There is a picture in picture screen at the bottom and there is a lot of mixing shots together.

If you're in to how this tape came about (thanks to user on DIME): "The Video Bar was set up with a basic camera rig, so that they could show the acts on close-circuit TV and so that some of the footage could be used on their cable access show, VideoBah Television. This show happened shortly before the club closed, and the reason Trent mentions it being so hot is because the air-conditioning unit had been stolen off the roof. I think it was over 100 degrees inside, I know that I was so exhausted by the heat that I could barely stand for the show once NIN came on (after one of their notoriously long set-ups). The story I heard about how the tape got circulated was this: Shortly after the club closed, one of the people who was part of the staff sold off some of the masters of shows there, including this set. The show was duped off (very professionally) and sold in your typical notorious mom and pop record stores in the DFW area, where it then leaked to a wider audience."