Uncle Tupelo- Corner Tavern, Edwardsville Il. 6/30/87 xfer from 2nd gen VHS tape FULL SHOW

I think most of you know that I have a mountain of stuff to post and not enough time to post often enough. I had a pile of Groovie Ghoulies stuff to do, but then I decided to check my alt country videos against youtube.. and I was shocked that a lot of the OLD uncle tupelo stuff that Jim Utz helped get from the source had not been posted to YT. Odd. There is only 1 song posted in YT from this show, here is the full show. This is the first show billed as Uncle Tupelo, opening for Das Damen. It’s super dark and the sound is not the best, but it is the lowest gen available… unless Jim can track down that 1st gen VHS again, that we dubbed back in the 90s. 🙂

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy


Additional help by: Jim Utz

Live Concert Video

Social Distortion- Goodie’s, Fullerton Ca. 6/21/87 Audio Only xfer from master audio tape Live Ness

I had planned to post this one yesterday- under the running joke that for father’s day, here is the ultimate dad punk band. But the kids kept me busy and I missed out on that joke. Damn. And I just realized that yesterday was the 33 year anniversary of the show. D’oh.
Anyway, this was recorded by a friend of Anonymous. Anonymous lived in the L.A. area up until 1987, and he had the older brother of a friend take his recorder and tape this show, as Anonymous wasn’t yet 18. This older brother was a typical 1980’s L.A. punk, and would get drunk/thrown out of shows often. He even passed out drunk while taping a different show- you were able to listen to the staff wake him up and get him out of there.
This is a rare recording, as it was during Social D’s dark period, when they were dealing with some personal issues and did not tour. Really cool, unique setlist.

Recorded by: Friend of anonymous
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Recorded with a consumer grade handheld recorder. Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ’s and rebalanced in Sony Soundforge and Izotope RX7 to reduce midrange distortion and boost bass.

Audio Live Concert

Asexuals- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca 6/20/87 xfer from 1st gen soundboard cassette rebalanced

This one comes from original Gilman soundman Radley Hirsch- he gave a copy of this board tape to Anonymous back in the 80s. This one isn’t too bad for an early Gilman board tape- they only had an 8 channel soundboard for the first couple years and the mixes could be very uneven. Radley does a nice job keeping all of the instruments in the mix. The levels slide around a bit, so I could not do much with the guitar and bass. I did bump up the snare a touch. Thanks to Radley for the foresight to document all of this stuff.
Side note: This appears to be from after John Kastner’s departure from the band.

Recorded by: Radley Hirsch
Transfer by: Shayne stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
From Anonymous’ collection

Audio Live Concert

Adrenalin O.D.- WFMU Live in Studio, E Orange NJ 6/11/87 xfer f/ 1st gen audio tape AOD A.O.D. NYHC

I didn’t have time to transfer a tape for today’s post so I poked around the hard drive and found this classic. I digitized some tapes for the AOD reissues and this one didn’t get used, but I really loved the WFMU in studio sets. The one from 1985 with White Flag is the best one, I think. I might have listened to that tape more than their albums.
The quality on this one is decent, but you can tell that they were playing pretty loud in the studio. This performance was just before their US tour in the summer of 87. Sounds like it may be one of the first shows with Keith Hartel (he is referred to as the new kid).

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

Audio Live Performance

Rollins Band- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo. 6/3/87 Multicam TV xfer from studio master

Here’s another mississippi nights video. I remember Jim telling me that a lot of the 1/4″ umatic tapes “walked away” from the station, so these 1st gen VHS copies may be the best remaining versions.
This Rollins show is intense- it’s pretty amazing to see the energy he puts into these early shows for 80 minutes! Damn.
This came from KDHX directly- this is a VHS tape right off of their 1/4″ master tape. Huge thanks to Jim Utz & Dede Schofield for giving these to me 20ish(30?) years ago.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HR-S9911 w/TBD– Canopus ADVC300– Sony Vegas Pro 10.

Live Concert Video