Dead Pledge- Placer High School, Auburn Ca. 1983

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.

Live Concert Video

Kaos- Demo 1983 xfer from Master/1st Gen Demo Tape Westchester/Putnam county NY

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

Audio Demo

Subhumans- Club Minimal, Sacramento Ca. 1983 xfer from master or low gen audiotape

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 ?

Audio Live Concert

Forced Tradition- 8 Song Demo 1983 Sacramento Punk

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! 🙂

Audio Demo

Rampage Radio Show- KUSF, San Francisco Ca. Early 80s xfer from 1st gen Audio Tape Anvil Chorus AIIZ

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

Audio Demo Live Concert