Here’s another nice sounding board tape from Eric Mcintire’s collection. The band plays a killer set and they even played a couple Zero Boys songs at the end- apparently they had one of the members of the band touring with them. Great set. By the way, there are over 30 of Eric’s tapes that I am working now. I am posting the shows that sound good enough right now, without the need for post production. Expect more later- possibly even enhanced versions of stuff I have already posted.
Huge thanks to Jozef Becker for letting me borrow and digitize his Thin White Rope videos. This one appears to be a 1st gen VHS dub- the quality is really nice. The audio is not as distorted as most TWR videos!
The biggest Venom fan I have ever met(virtually or otherwise), Joseph Reinsbach, messaged me and introduced himself in late February. He let me know that this Venom show was uncirculated, which was surprising. So he waited for 3 months, through my shoulder surgery and other projects, and I was finally able to lift and pull the trays off the shelf and digitize the tapes for him. It was split over 3 tapes and I am not sure if this is the complete show of what was circulating at the time. Here is the background on this recording: On April 2nd 1986 Venom played a gig together with Black Flag at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey. Legend has it that Black Flag roadie Joe Cole recorded the entire show and cut all the songs out of Venom’s set except for a few seconds of intros and outros, leaving behind the between-song stage banter of Venom’s frontman Cronos. In 1991 Ecstatic Peace released the result on a 7”. This is 45min of that show. Joe and Henry were best friends. So if the above is true, this is probably a 2nd gen from master tape or 3rd if Rollins had a copy of Joe’s tape.
PS: $6.66 at the door. HAHA! I hope Randy Now had 34 cents times about 500 ready.
Recorded by: Joe Cole? Digitized by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon Cassette Deck, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Enhanced in Izotope Rx7 (boost vocal, guitar, bass, drop the drums)