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)