7 Seconds- Anthrax, Norwalk Ct. 11/30/86 xfer from low gen VHS Kevin Hardcore Punk

I probably have too many projects going at once- today’s post comes from a project where I go through the list of already-created DVDs for any Sacramento-related content. I am working alphabetically, and am on Numbers and A’s so far. Still have the rest of the alphabet to go. Tons more 7 Seconds to be posted.
I am also digitizing some of my and other stuff for friends. I am almost done with most of those (except Brian McKenna’s and Dal Basi’s big boxes o’demos). I need to get tapes back to you all, and get the rest of those posted.
Plus, I am working on my master tapes and getting those posted, sometimes with the help of King Bean for audio synchs.
So we are not running out of things to do over here. If you’d like to help add posts to the archive, there are hundreds of existing posts on youtube that could be mapped, so please let me know if you’d like to help.

Today’s post comes from the 1980s tape trading underground. There were certain venues where you knew people taped a lot- City Gardens, Houston Venues, Washington DC, and this one. There was one guy who filmed a bunch of the stuff at The Anthrax club.

I didn’t film or digitize this one, so no credits this time.

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Basic Radio- Albany, Ca. 2/7/87 xfer from 1st/2nd gen VHS tape Operation Ivy Tim Armstrong Live

Here’s one that I was surprised to see uncirculated. I was told that this is a 1st gen VHS copy, but it has a slight screen bend which makes me suspect it is was copied a couple times. Looks like the location was Dave’s garage.

Recorded by: Chris Eng(?)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300

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Henry Rollins and Ian Mackeye- The Rat, Boston Ma. 2/4/87 Spoken word together xfer from 3rd gen

NOTE the first 20min of this is rough- lots of audience chatter. It gets a lot better after 20min. Fast fwd if you can’t stand it- it’s worth the listen!

I think this was a one of a kind event- Henry Rollins and Ian Mackeye on stage together, reminiscing about the fun times working at the pet shop in D.C. and talking about ill-fated tours. Henry was doing spoken word shows regularly at this point, but I have never seen Ian do one of these since.
I also have a different recording of this show (recorded by Jim Hildreth) that is longer- 90 minutes- but lesser quality. Let me know if you are dying to hear that one and I’ll pull it out.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Edit in Sony Soundforge 10- copied right channel into left, as right channel had annoying high end distortion

Audio Live Concert

Infectious Garage Disease- Spanky’s, Sacramento Ca 2/1/87 xfer from soundboard mastercassette I.G.D.

This recording is terrible. It also contains offensive content. The mix was almost all vocals and the vocals distorted. I did what I can with the mix to bring the vocal and distortion down in the mix…But that’s not why I am posting it. This was the first show I ever “promoted”.
I made some calls and brought Condemned Attitude to town back in early 1987. I was a huge Attitude Adjustment fan, so bringing these guys to Sac was a huge treat. I was managing I.G.D. at the time, so I pushed the club booking agent to get them on the bill. Day of show comes and Jimmy calls me to tell me that Matt (vocalist) quit and they are not playing. I FREAK OUT and start yelling that this is my first show ever promoting and to get their asses down to the club.
So, Jimmy, Don, Mike and fill in vocalist Stan show up late to the club. One of them is on hallucinogens, and Stan also doesn’t know the songs. He does his best and quits about 10 minutes into the set. It was an unmitigated disaster.
The cool thing about the set is that Mike Kingsbury actually sang a song- he never did that! Vonni Groccia sings a song at the end as well.
Amazingly, I was allowed to promote another show with Condemned Attitude there in April of 87. IGD did not play that one.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Vocal -7.
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10- the insane band settings are in comments.
Original flyer art by John Conley

Audio Live Concert