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.
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