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