NIN Live: 1991

July 18, 1991, Phoenix, AZ, Compton Terrace

Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin - *Stopped due to equipment malfunction*

Show Memorabilia

1991/07/18 Ticket

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD, Unknown Audience Recording
Taper: Z. Shad
Time: 6 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Terrible Lie, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File M4A - 128, 8.1 MB
Added to Archive: August 22nd, 2020
This is from YouTuber Z Shad, who seems to be a taper from around this area by the looks of his videos. This recording was uploaded on May 21st, 2009 and I've always wondered if they were the taper. By looking at the comments, it sounds as though this was the first time they had seen NIN. So it's a good base to go off of. This is the only tape I have ever seen out there - and only on YT. Here is what Z Shad said on the youtube video which the link can be found below: "This is the whole NIN performance from the first ever Lollapalooza show in Phoenix, AZ (1991). It contains the super cool Now Im Nothing intro leading into two classics in which they experience equipment failure. After the second song they smashed their gear and left the stage. This show was in the middle of an AZ, summer (HOT!!) and from what MTV (when they were a music channel) reported; the heat damaged their delicate sequencers. Its an interesting listen for a fan and for those who were there a memorably truncated performance." Would love to get in contact with z shad. If you are out there, would love to transfer this tape properly.

Source 2: Video - AUD, Unknown
Taper: MTV
Time: 10 minute
Rating: 5 out of 5
Watch the Clip/Download: Sin, 1 minute
Added to Archive: August 18th, 2010
This is from MTV, which they captured the set up to the point that Trent walks off stage.