Dead Pledge from Auburn, CA. 1983 demo.
Since I am awaiting yet another video to finish processing to 4k, here is an amazing early document from the sac punk scene. In fact, is this the earliest video document from a Sacramento area punk band, I think. The youtube post says “Place High”, but I bet this is Placer High School since they were from the area. It looks like a school auditorium and that is an obvious school chair side stage.
Thanks to Ken Doose for telling me this existed.
Here’s an OLD demo from Dan Pettit’s collection. Here’s what he has to say about it:
“Really cool Westchester/Putnam county NY band, this tape is super rare, near and dear to me as I went to high school with the drummer.
Barbie wants a real man and Surfing Commandos are stand out tracks…This tape is awesome and really deserves to be properly archived.”
You now have all the info I have. The demo contains the pictured J-“card”(actually paper) and a Maxell XLII tape.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Here is another rare treat from Tom Soriano. After having a grand total of ONE Club Minimal show in my collection for 30+ years, here is #4, with 3 coming in the past month. I am unsure about the date- when you look at Danny Ensele’s GREAT concertarchives site, it looks like Subhumans played Minimal on 4/15/84. Do any of the old timers know if they played there more than once?
Recorded by: Tim Soriano
Equipment used: Vintage Boombox
Transferred to CDR by ?
Here’s a real treat, courtesy of Tim Soriano! He lent me a CDR with this demo, which has 2 more tracks than the version posted by the GREAT sacramentopunkshows youtube channel.
Forced Tradition’s members were:
Tim (chim-chim) Soriano: Vocals
Charlie (cheese) Stratford: Drums
Mike Tyack: Guitar
James Butler: Guitar
Jay Hyde: Bass
PS: If you check the photo of this upload, there’s a sneak peek into tomorrow’s post! 🙂
During lockdown, I have been trolling Ebay more often than usual and I saw this tape for auction. It was listed as “Metallica Demo”, but when I saw the tape, I knew exactly what it was… and I know Ron’s handwriting from trading tapes with him back in the 80s. I was able to snag it for kinda cheap to share here. This is the best quality recording I have heard from the old Rampage Radio shows.
Side note: You will hear Ian or Ron talk about The Sweet at one point- this video was blocked because of the Sweet content, so I had to edit it out.
Recorded by: Ron Quintana
1st gen tape transferred by Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card