This is going to be a TL/DR. Sorry.
Josh Pappe passed away. I did not know him well, but I met him a few times and partied with him at the infamous Discharge Club Can’t Tell show. He was a nice guy. My friend Matt Polish was friends with him. He was the bass player responsible for my favorite D.R.I. era.
A lot of punk musicians/fans my age have been hit with health problems lately, with Reed and now Josh passing away. It makes me think about my own mortality and my place in life now, especially since I didn’t take great care of myself in my teenage years. Hoping I am around for a while for my kids, especially the 9 and 4 year old.
On to the details about the recording. This comes from Eric Mcintire’s collection- thanks for trusting me with the tapes. I worked on this for about an hour in Izotope RX to boost guitar/bass/drums and to remove hiss. Eric, that’s why it is taking me so long! If you all heard the original version, you would be shocked at the difference.
Izotope RX is an unbelievable tool- it takes audio and allows you to rebalance the instruments. I can’t believe something like this exists, and now I am going to be busy for YEARS remixing my old DAT soundboards. Haha.
HUGE thanks to Carl Sylvester for telling me about the app.
Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Remaster in Izotope rx7, boost bass/drums/guitar & remove hiss