D.R.I.- Club Can’t Tell, Sacramento Ca. 8/25/85 Audio Recording xfer from master tape

Here is something that I posted to youtube in 2016 but it somehow didn’t get posted to the sac music archive. Ugh, I hate that. Who knows how much more from my YT channel is missing from the website. I even re-digitized it today. Annoying.

Anyway, I don’t usually do the “on this day” type of thing, but this one was a life changer. I was a total metalhead at the time and went to see Slayer, but D.R.I. was opening the show. I had never seen a band play this fast- I was hooked immediately. I bought “Dealing with It” right after the show and it was my soundtrack for the rest of the year. Then came the obligatory purchases of Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Adrenalin O.D, Crucifix, and so many more. So thank D.R.I. for the crash course (or is it thrash course) into punk.

I told the A.O.D. guys that they were on of my gateway bands because they were mentioned on one of Anthrax’ liner notes. They joked that that was a great trade- Anthrax plays arenas and they got Shayne in return.

Oh, it seems like the Slayer show from this date is not in the pile of 4,000 tapes I have here in my collection… but I think I saw Ron Quintana post a pic of a stack of cassettes recently with that show in there. Maybe we can convince him to stop teasing us and post it! 🙂

Recorded by: Mark Martin

Equipment used: Panasonic consumer handheld recorder

Audio Live Concert