Here’s yet another one that baffles me. A lot of the stuff that I have on VHS was posted years ago by others, and since these were broadcast on St. Louis cable TV, you’d think this would have been posted by now. Nope. Early Flaming Lips!
From Jim Utz’ collection
Happy mediocre monday y’all. It has been a very busy workday so I am behind on everything. Here is a recording from one of those big metal fests they used to have at Helvetia Park. Does this park even exist anymore? I tried finding it on a map and no luck. Anyway, like I mentioned in last week’s Herbicide post, our band CCR and Herbicide shared a drummer so there was a friendly rivalry between the bands. I used to yell “Herbicide” in the same style that the vocalist sings, as a joke. I think that this is a drunk me yelling “herbicide” into the mic or the boombox toward the end of the show. I might have had a couple of drinks before the set. Actually, I think I got thrown out of this show and talked them into letting me pay again to get back in.
Recorded by: Herbicide Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
I posted the Op Ivy from this tape a couple of weeks back- here is Bulimia Banquet’s set. The mix was more consistent on this one and the transfer was clean enough to do a much better rebalance job than the OPIV. Starts heavy on the vocals, but the mix gets good about halfway through.
Recorded by: Wayne Vanderkuil Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope Rx8: Guitar +8.5(!), Bass +5.5
And now, a very special presentation from the Sac Music Archive. This one has been on my hard drive for a few months- I think this was the very first cassette I digitized from Wayne Vanderkuil’s collection. The mix moves all over the place, so I was planning to rebalance each song but no time for that. So I did a straight rebalance of guitar and snare and called it good. As usual, I mixed it for the majority of the show, so certain parts (such as the beginning) may not sound as good. Forward it a bit- it gets better. Wow, and what a set this is. There is at least one song that I have never heard them do before. Let’s keep this one off the bootlegs, kids.
Recorded by: Wayne Vanderkuil and Radley Hirsch Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Card Rebalance in Izotope Rx8 (Drums +4, Guitar +3)
Here’s another amazing gift from Radley Hirsch- he gave this one to Anonymous shortly after the shows happened. It’s pretty cool that Nomeansno played Gilman TWICE in 9 days. I think I saw a “work in progress” flyer from Radley’s collection that had NMN as a late add to this show. The raw mix on this one is much better than the one on the 8th. Jim McLain asked to help with the mixing and he did a fantastic job on this one- his remix sounds great!
Recorded by: Radley Hirsch Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Happy thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating this year. Ever since I learned that the crap they teach you in school is not exactly truthful, I think of the holiday differently. I am thankful for many things, one of them being that I can enjoy getting all of my collection out for people to see.. and people seem to pay attention and enjoy them. I appreciate all of the friends I have made through the music scene over the past 35 years. Anyway, I was surprised to see that this was not posted yet. I worry that it will get blocked- we will see, I guess. This was one of the bigger, more mainstream artists that double helix filmed over at Mississippi Nights in the 80s. I am also thankful that they had the vision to film these bands– not many videos from that era are this good.
Here is another Gilman board tape, courtesy of Radley Hirsch. He sent it to Anonymous back in the late 80s. The mix was good, but not perfect. I think the rebalance job in Izotope helps it a lot. Guitar is still a little buried but enjoyable.
Recorded by: Radley Hirsch Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope Rx8: Bass +4, Drums +1, Guitar +6.5
Here’s another nugget of greatness from James R. Edmonds. He sent me some of his master tapes to digitize- more to come. This one is an audience recording- a boom box with the soundman supplying a mic to use with it. Not perfect quality, but any RY with Dave Insurgent is great to hear. Between James’ and Waynes’ tapes, it’s going to be bay area time machine here for the the next year or so.
Recorded by: James R. Edmonds Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Sorry about all of the chatter on this one. I let it record to 45 minutes and then cut off. I only had 1 side of a cassette to record with.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Consumer Panasonic Recorder