NIN Live: 1991

September 07, 1991, Newcastle, England, Newcastle Riverside

Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Physical (You're So)
The Only Time
That's What I Get
Get Down Make Love
Down In It
Head Like a Hole

Show Memorabilia

09/07/1991 Newcastle Setlist 09/07/1991 Newcastle Detailed Event Sheet

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD, Unknown
Taper: Unknown
Time: 54 minutes
Rating: 4 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Head Like a Hole, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 321.1 MB
Added to Archive: September 01st, 2014
This comes from a 3rd gen cassette tape, thanks to Smores. To my knowledge, this is my first time seeing this recording and it's first time being released. There were a few problems throughout the night. Mic dropouts and then during "Down In It" the backing tape cassette decided to stop working. It was then aborted and after some time the show was restarted to Trent saying, "You know, they don't make tape decks like they used to." The recording is quite good as well! Big thanks to Smores for lending me all of his NIN cassettes!

Source 2: Audio - PRO (Soundboard)
Taper: DJ Gordon
Time: 55 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Terrible Lie, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show:
.Zip File FLAC, 659.3 MB - 24-Bit
.Zip File FLAC, 366.7 MB - 16-Bit
Added to Archive: July 9th, 2022
Absolutely blown away by this. Someone had just sent me the setlist and event details sheet via email. I posted it to Instagram and someone who followed the page tagged the DJ (Big Gordon) and he commented, "great night, I have the mixing feed on cassette." I didn't know if he was being full of it or legit. So I messaged them. They said it was in storage and they have no way of transferring it. At this point, I just tossed it up as a loss. Probably to never be heard. Maybe a week or so later, I got another message that they had indeed transferred it years ago and it was on a hard drive! Gordon sent over the raw 24bit/44.1kHZ transfer. Here is some info Gordon could add from the night.

"Just to let you know the description says mics were cutting out ... They weren't. Trent and the boys were trashing the shit out of the equipment and the pops you hear etc are the mics being bounced about on stage - they also requested an industrial sized smoke machine which would have engulfed the room with one blast so the venue had to compromise with them. A lot of gear got wrecked with water being thrown about. Honestly, if they'd have gotten the spec they wanted of fog machine it would have probably rendered everyone unconscious. - 500 cap room but an arena sized machine, haha. After the show we took them all out to a local rock club which at that time was still big on all the 80s metal etc. The gig was just incredible. Like being in a gang fight to music."

Now getting to the board feed. This is the only board feed available of "Now I'm Nothing." With there being no studio version of the song, this may be the closest thing we get. The quality is incredible. I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to transfer the tape. There was a lot of hiss on the cassette that could be reduced if on a proper deck with azimuth adjustment. The set is complete. Down In It was aborted, which the soundboard recording stops during that time. I have spliced in the audience tape from this show in to this release for that break. There is more stuff out there like this, I am sure. I do know of a San Francisco 1991 soundboard that I would love to preserve. Big thanks to Gordon for sharing this and allowing me to preserve this recording for the future. 30 years on, this finally sees the light. So amazing.