Since work OWNED me yesterday (until 9:30pm), here is yesterday’s post. I’ll try to get 1 more up later today.
I was unaware of this, but this appears to be unaired. There is no title screen at the beginning like all of the other shows that were on KDHX, and it ends abruptly without credits. This vid has Jimmy Wilsey front and center (along with Chris of course) just SHREDDING. Just an amazing document from way back. Penelope Houston might appreciate this one.
Alright, here is something I wasn’t expecting to post today. I had to sign a form this morning and I noticed that today was 4/25, which is the 35 year anniversary of our old punk band’s last show ever. The band featured John Conley and Mike Yoas on guitars (now in Desario), bass player Travis (none of us can remember his last name), and Scott Oakes(R.I.P.) on drums. Oh, and me being a huge doofus on vocals. As you can see, we were opening for Sentinel Beast at Club Can’t Tell. We were clearly not a good fit for the show. We got this show because I heard from friends that a band dropped off the bill and they needed a band with a couple days notice. I proceeded to bug the living hell out of Stewart Katz, calling him repeatedly and asking for my band to open the show. He finally tells me “if you promise to never call me again about a show, you can play”. I was all like, “hell yeah, sold!”. Since this ended up being our last show ever, it was a good deal. A few highlights: me freaking out at the beginning because there was nothing coming out of the monitors when we started our first song. My trying a burlesque kick at the 21:00 mark and almost falling down. Me taking a vote from the audience at 10:40 if they want to hear a song, and everyone cheers for “no”, but we played it anyway. And finally, I can’t find the timestamp, but I tried to be cool and jump off the staircase onto the stage at the start of a song, but get scared as I jump, grab the stair railing, and dumbly float down to the stage. Anyway, watch it quickly before the rest of the guys yell at me and tell me to pull it down.
Recorded by: ? (Some random dude I paid $20 to film- if the filmer is reading this, please email me at email@example.com) Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Can’t remember, but probably the JVC HR-S9911 and Canopus ADVC300
This tape has been circulated for years as 4/25/87, but looking at some old flyers, it might have been 4/24/87. Can someone ask the pollution circus guys if they remember playing with CoP at the 4/25 show? Anyway, if you love the “A mind is a Terrible Thing” album n(which is one of the best punk albums of all time), this is the show to listen to. This show takes place right before the album was released, and they even debut “Power” live at this show. The rebalanced version of the show sounds pretty great, especially for an early Gilman soundboard! I guess what I am saying it that this is a MUST LISTEN. From Eric Mcintire’s collection. I also have a 30 year old traded tape that I may compare one day… but this one sounds great.
Recorded by: ? Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon & M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope RX7
This one is for Gus Buss (Jeff). I can’t find the demo (one of my rare tape losses), so here is stupidity + a live show.
An old friend of the band asked me to post this one. It was done with that same crappy setup that we used to tape the Redrum from El Dorado Saloon. Extremely distorted, out of focus frequently, and hardly any color contrast.
Recorded by: Mick Brindle
Equipment used: Old school detached camera cabled into a portable VHS recorder in EP mode
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800U/Canopus ADVC300