Thanks to Ken Doose for posting this flyer yesterday and starting some conversation around this show.
As I have talked about before, my friend Matt Polish was friends with the band. He toured with them in 1985 and by this time, he had gone to L.A. to hang with Jeff multiple times. So we got there early and went right back onto the NEW tour bus supplied by Def American. We step in there, and here are the guys in Slayer partying hard, and listening to… rap music? We were totally dumbfounded- what the fuck is this? It turned out that they had an advance tape of Beastie Boys’ License to Ill and they were BLASTING it as they partied on the bus. They were reciting every lyric. This was months before the Beasties were well known, and before Anthrax’ rap collaborations. Rap and metal at the time did NOT mix. It was one of the most hilariously jarring moments I have ever experienced. After an hour or so of goofing off, they got dressed and played this show. So funny.
No encores were recorded. I don’t know why.
Recorded by: Ricky (RIP)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio audiophile 2496 card
Remix by Shayne Stacy in Sony Sound Forge (EQ settings in FB comments- the original tape sounds like hot garbage)