Sentinel Beast- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/13/86 Record Release Show xfer from Beta Master

Here’s the Sentinel Beast set from their record release show. Great filming, great sound (for the time) and nice camerawork. 75 minute set- the longest set I have on record by them. SO happy to help unearth this one!

Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder

Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.

Live Concert Video

Critical Mass- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/13/86 xfer from Beta Master tape

Here is an awesome time capsule from the 80s. Look at the crowd- heavy metal parking lot reincarnate! Observe the gaudy neon decor inside the el dorado.

Critical Mass was a thrash band from sac in the mid-80s. Vince played guitar (he’s the only guy I knew) and I was told that Mike Farrell played the guitar as well, but that doesn’t look like him.

Also includes a backstage cameo of Barry Fischel, warming up for the show.

Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder

Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.

Live Concert Video

Critical Mass- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/13/86 xfer from Beta Master tape

Here is an awesome time capsule from the 80s. Look at the crowd- heavy metal parking lot reincarnate! Observe the gaudy neon decor inside the el dorado.
 
Critical Mass was a thrash band from sac in the mid-80s. Vince played guitar (he’s the only guy I knew) and I was told that Mike Farrell played the guitar as well, but that doesn’t look like him.
 
Also includes a backstage cameo of Barry Fischel, warming up for the show.
 
Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder
 
Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.
Live Concert Video

G.B.H. – Oasis Ballroom, Sacramento Ca. 7/16/86 xfer from Master or 1st gen cassette Audio GBH

alright, I got my Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck back and I had to test it out, so here are a couple of shows for you. GBH is coming to Sacramento tomorrow- thanks to Brian for bringing them for the first time in a while. Here is a tape from the archive, done with the old non-pro setup. It doesn’t sound that terrible, given the room and the recorder. Taped by with Mark Martin or Ricky. Mark, do you know if you taped this? Is this tape the master?

 

Recorded by: Mark Martin (I think)

Equipment Used: Panasonic recorder (I think)

Audio Live Concert