Kilslug- The Rat, Boston Ma. 9/17/86 xfer from 1st gen audio tape Dirge Upsidedown Cross Adolf Satan

For those unfamiliar with the genius of Kilslug, I have a story for you.
Back in the 80s, we had no internet to give us instant music recommendations. I was a big fan of Ron Quintana’s Metal Mania zine and would pay close attention to their record reviews. They reviewed Kilslug’s “Answer the Call” and called it “Death Death Metal”. I was like, holy shit, how heavy can this be? So I bought it and brought it home…. and I was like “What the fuck is this SHIT?”. It was this dirge of noise and Larry Lifeless’ wailing about being a worm and stuff. Over time, I forced myself to listen to it because I spent money on it… and I started to like it. I have been a fan ever since.
In the early 90s, I found a cassette trader with a bunch of Kilslug master audio recordings so I snagged them all. It looks like only 1 or 2 are on YT so far, so you all get to be abused with Kislug the rest of the week.
Listen to the “Answer the Call” album for the properly recorded versions of these songs.

Recorded by: I can’t remember
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile card

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Ramones- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 9/14/86 Audio Recording xfer from master or 1st gen

My friend Agelos asked me to start transferring some of the old cassettes in the archive for him, so I decided to post the ones that are significant to Sacramento or Bay Area. Here is a Ramones tape from el dorado. Picture courtesy of John Muheim, recorded by Mark Martin. This is from the master or 1st gen tape. Recorded with a consumer panasonic recorder- this is by no means professional quality! I hope you can still enjoy it, despite the flaws.

Recorded by: Mark Martin

Equipment Used: Panasonic recorder


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D.R.I.- Club Can’t Tell, Sacramento Ca. 9/8/86 xfer from master audio cassette

This is going to be long. So, I went to this show with Matt Polish. In the 1984-1987 time frame, I was a mess. When I would hang out with Matt, we were like the Wonder Twins of debauchery.
I was the hugest DRI fan at the time. I knew every word to every song off the first 2 albums. Kurt saw me singing and gave me the mic during “nursing home blues”- I sang the “got no wife” line. Yes, you can’t hear me because I didn’t know how to sing into a mic. D’oh.
So Matt finds some of the guys from Cactus Liquors and has me pull my car behind the CCT, into a parking space in the alley. We go out to my car and start drinking tequila and talking about ToT and their new band. I have never had tequila before and I am trying to look cool to the band, so I drink WAY TOO MUCH. I pass out in the drivers seat of my car and Matt goes to hang out with Kurt.
I hear a tapping on my window later on. It’s a cop, waking me up. Shit. So I tell him I need to find my friend. I am holding myself up with the side of the alley, hoping to find Matt. I see him with Kurt right at the backstage door outside so I start yelling at Kurt. “KURT! KUUURT! Why do the vocals on Plastique sound different than the rest of the album?”. Kurt said that no one had ever asked him before and he goes into this big explanation about multitracking, stereo effects and delays while I wander away drunk. Matt could not believe this was happening.
He drives us home, and while we are in the drive through of Jack in the Box on Harding in Roseville, I lose my dinner. Matt: “Dude, did you have spaghetti for dinner?”. Yes, you dick.
The next thing I remember I am in my car. Sunlight is in my face and my nose is packed full of puke, and I have the worst hangover ever. I still went to work.
So, I never even knew a riot happened and I only caught the first part of the Discharge spectacle… but I was there. Kinda.
It’s amazing that the cop did not arrest my 19 year old ass for public intoxication. I guess he was busy enough that night. Also happy to not choke on my puke while sleeping.

EDIT: Matt tells me that we were in the car with Josh (bass from DRI), but I remember Tales of Terror guys.

Recorded by: Mark Martin

Equipment Used: Consumer Panasonic Recorder

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Attitude Adjustment- The Farm, San Francisco Ca. 9/7/86 1st gen from band’s VHS tape hardcore punk

I know it is pretty early for a post but I can’t wait to send this one out, because we all got an amazing surprise yesterday- you just may not know it yet. Rick Strahl (bass player for Attitude Adjustment/Condemned Attitude/Attitude etc) released his project called Anti-Trust for sale yesterday (go to to stream and/or buy the album). This is his music project with songs he has written over the years (he is a software programmer nowadays). It is KILLER, and it features Chris Kontos on drums and Andy Andersen from Attitude Adjustment/etc on vocals for a couple songs. Check the link in comments for where to buy.

As I mentioned the other day, I started to look through my older videos because I noticed that there were a few that I had not posted yet. I am halfway through numbers and “A” on one of my lists, there are a ton to do. To celebrate Rick’s project seeing the light of day, here is a really great old video of Attitude Adjustment, opening for the shitty metal version of Discharge at the Farm. House camera, soundboard audio. Hmmm… I wonder if video exists of Discharge getting garbage cans thrown at them. Who has all of these Farm tapes anyway?
From Andy Andersen’s collection

Recorded by: ? (contact me- Shayne Stacy- if you know)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: It has been years, but probably the JVC HRS9911U and Canopus ADVC300

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Final Conflict- Fender’s, Long Beach Ca 9/6/86 Full set soundboard audio only hardcore Motorhead

As I promised (or threatened, whichever is the case for you), here is the complete Final Conflict set. The video only has about 15min of real footage & soundboard audio, but the band played for 45min. Here is the complete set, audio only. This is worth the listen for the between song banter alone.
Cover of Motorhead’s Iron Fist at 31:00

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Final Conflict- Fender’s, Long Beach Ca. 9/6/86 Low gen VHS synch with Soundboard Enhanced Hardcore

This is one of the better Final Conflict sets I have heard. They were opening for “Grave New World” era discharge, and they were not only bagging on them, but also the venue and anything else came to mind. Funny, entertaining show.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Video: JVC HRS9900U and Canopus ADVC300
Audio: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
A/V synch by King Bean

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