Skinny Puppy VIVIsectVI Tour 1988

Nine Inch Nails opened for Skinny Puppy about a dozen times.  There is a lot of uncertainty as to which 10? shows they played at. 

Nine Inch Nails Lineup:
Trent Reznor - vocals, guitar
Chris Vrenna - keyboards
Ron Musarra - drums

Dates taken from NINHistorian and *Skinny Puppy Tour Dates

*1988-10-09  Los Angeles, CA  Variety Arts
*1988-10-14  Austin, TX  Liberty Lunch
*1988-10-15  Austin, TX
*1988-10-16  Oklahoma City, OK
*1988-10-18  Minneapolis, MN
*1988-10-20  Chicago, IL  Cabaret Metro

1988-10-21  Cleveland, OH  Phantasy Theatre
FIRST NINE INCH NAILS CONCERT - video footage on Closure DVD
*1988-10-22  Detroit, MI
1988-10-23  Cincinnati, OH  Bogart's
1988-10-25  Huntington, WV ??
1988-10-26  Columbus, OH  The Newport??
1988-10-28  Richmond, VA  ??
1988-10-??  Pittsburgh, PA  Graffiti
1988-10-??  Philadelphia, PA  ??
1988-10-30  Washington, DC  9:30 Club
1988-10-31  New York City, NY  Irving Plaza     - audio, "Show Up or Throw Up"
1988-11-02  Trenton, NJ  City Gardens
1988-11-03  Cambridge, Ontario??
1988-1?-00  Calgary, Alberta ??
1988-11-05  Montreal, Quebec ??
*1988-11-06  Toronto, ON The Concert Hall

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Studio Demos

1998-November   Pretty Hate Machine demo     - "Purest Feeling"
1988-November   5 additional demos                
- "Demos and Remixes"

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Pretty Hate Machine Promo Tour 1989

Nine Inch Nails Lineup:
Trent Reznor - vocals, guitar
Chris Vrenna - drums
Richard Patrick - guitar
??? - Keyboards

1989-10-??  Pittsburgh, PA  Duquesne University Student Union (Dance-a-Thon)
1989-10-22  Washington, DC  9:30 Club
1989-10-27  New York, NY  The China Club (CMJ Music Marathon)
1989-12-??  Providence?, RI  Metropolis??
1989-12-07  Boston, MA  The Axis Club            - audio, cassette sourced
1989-12-08  New York, NY  Sonic
1989-12-09  Newark, NJ  Pipeline                      - video, VHS sourced
1989-12-28  Cleveland, OH  Phantasy Theatre
1989-12-29  Cleveland, OH  Phantasy Theatre

1990-01-??  Philadelphia Dance Party USA       - partial footage on Closure DVD
 

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VIVIsectVI Tour Recordings

FIRST NINE INCH NAILS SHOW
Cleveland, OH
Phantasy Theatre
October 21, 1988

Sanctified
Sex Dwarf

Footage of these two songs appear on the Closure DVD (halo twelve).

        First Nine Inch Nails show!                   Trent Reznor  - Vocals, Guitar                   Chris Vrenna  - Keyboards                        Ron Musarra - Drums

               

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New York City, NY
Irving Plaza
October 31, 1988

Sanctified
Maybe Just Once
The Only Time
That's What I Get
Ringfinger [Twist]
Down In It

This recording is found on the silver pressed bootleg;

"Show Up or Throw Up"
      

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Studio Demos
There were only 2 silver pressed bootlegs that featured unreleased studio material, all others were just repackages.

"Purest Feeling"  Recorded at "the right track studios"- Cleveland, Ohio  Nov 1988

 

Intro  [This track has appeared in P2P networks at "Theme From Right Track Studios" and "Slate" and is basically an extended beginning for Sanctified]
Sanctified
Maybe Just Once
The Only Time
Kinda I Want To
That's What I Get
Purest Feeling
Ringfinger [Twist]
Down In It

Recorded during the time of their first tour, this is basically a demo for Pretty Hate Machine that was released / leaked / stolen in 1994.   T

"Demos and Remixes"  This was also repackaged as Purest Feeling II

                          

Down In It                               - studio demo Nov 1988         
Sanctified                                 - studio demo Nov 1988    
Kinda I Want To                      - studio demo Nov 1988    
Twist (Version)                         - studio demo Nov 1988    
Down In It (Big Whole Mix)     - studio demo Nov 1988    
Suck (Live)                              - Live from Lollapalooza, soundboard, unknown date
Supernaut (Original)                 - original 1,000 Homo DJs version with unaltered vocals, same as on Wax Trax 13th Aniversary set
Down In It (Demo)                  - on Head Lika a Hole single (halo 3)
Head (Version) Flood Mix       - on Head Lika a Hole single (halo 3) as "You Know Who You Are"
Sin (DJ Edit)                            - from Sin 7" vinyl promo
Head Like A Hole (Go-Go Mix) - on Head Lika a Hole IMPORT single (halo 3) as "Head Like a Hole (opal)"
Wish (DJ Edit)                          - on Wish vinyl promo, bad words replaced with clean words             
Suck (Demo)                            - original Pigface version on Gub
Down In It (Skin Mix)              - on Down In It single (halo 1)

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Pretty Hate Machine Promo Tour Recordings

Boston, MA
The Axis Club
December 7, 1989

Intro (Hate 90)
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
The Only Time
Kinda I Want To
(tape flip misses beginning)
Get Down Make Love
Ringfinger
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

This is a decent cassette sourced audience recording.

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Newark, NJ
Pipeline
December 9, 1989

Intro (Hate 90)
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
The Only Time
Kinda I Want To
(this is the only complete recording of Kinda I Want To)
Get Down Make Love
Ringfinger
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

There are 2 circulating copies of this show.  There is a high generation VHS rip in MPEG (me, gladcarrot) and a low generation VHS rip on DVD (thanks eatyourblud).  The high gen copy includes the intro song, but the DVD version doesn't.  There are a lot of tape problems at the beginning of the recording, but the date can be seen in this picture I took of my tv set playing the VHS tape.  I long ago lost the MPEG file I made but it was on Demonoid for a while.  This footage came packaged together in the same tape and subsequent DVD with video of the Miami July 4, 1990 show.

photo of TV screen, VHS             DVD screen caps                          Richard Patrick -  Guitar              Trent Reznor - Vocals, Guitar           Who is this guy on Keyboards?

No good closeups of drummer Chris Vrenna.

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Philadelphia, PA
Dance Party USA
January ?, 1990

Down In It (lip synched)

A few seconds of this "performance" can be found on the Closure DVD (halo 12).  Surprisingly, the entire show has not surfaced yet.  See most wanted recordings.

  

There is a hidden 11th track on the Head Like a Hole single (halo 3) of Kelly Ripa, then dancer on Dance Party USA, shouting "Let's Hear it for Nine Inch Nails!  Woo!  They're good!"