Redrum- Lite Rail Inn, Sacramento Ca 9/30/87 Audio xfer from master cassette tape Thrash metal

My friend Alex asked me to pull out some corrupted morals cassettes for transfer as part of a reissue project they are working, and one of the tapes we needed did not have a number. Since I have 4,000 live cassettes (not counting DATs or others), I figured I was totally screwed. Since the tape was old, I started looking in the low numbers and I found it! Awesome! While I was digging through the trays, I pulled out some other tapes that looked interesting. This is one of the extras I pulled.
In the years before I bought my video camera, I would take my step dad’s Montgomery Ward boombox to record shows. I don’t know what mics were in that thing, but it performed amazingly well for a boombox. Redrum were pretty drunk for this show- Especially Mike Caboy who was probably the drunkest I have ever seen someone on stage. They were expected to play an hour and their set isn’t long enough, so you get unexpected treats such as an extended guitar solo by Don Adams and the unreleased song “Let’s Go to Burger King” to end the set. A truly classic Redrum show that is a perfect picture of how I remembered their shows. So great.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Montgomery Ward boombox

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I.G.D.- 2nd Level, Sacramento Ca. 9/25/87 xfer from master cassette Infectious Garage Disease

Another late post today. I had a different post planned, but we got the awful news about Jimmie Couch passing away unexpectedly so I pulled this out and digitized it this morning in his honor. I don’t have much IGD that is great quality- since Jimmie played with so much stage volume, all of my board tapes have a poor mix. This audience tape is the only one that has him prominent. I’ll try to post the IGD video from Spanky’s in 1987 if I get time this weekend.
His laid back demeanor, his kindness, and his sense of humor made him everyone’s friend. I wish I could have spent more time with him.
Jimmie’s wife is having a celebration of life on 11/12 in Roseville.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer with: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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F.O.D. Flag of Democracy- KSPC-FM Live in studio, Claremont Ca. 9/24/87 xfer from 2nd gen cassette

This show was also on the Operation Ivy KSPC tape. Anonymous traded for both way back in the late 80s from the same guy. I wonder how many other KSPC live in the studio sets there were.
This one is totally insane. It sounds like the band were having a big party in the studio.

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

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Robert Moody’s Thrash Thursday Radio Show, Pleasant Hill Ca. 9/23/87 xfer from master tape

Here is the last transfer for Gary for now. Thrash Thursday was one of those pioneering 80s radio shows, similar to MRR Radio & Rampage Radio, who would play underground music. This show was more on the thrash metal side of the spectrum. Highlight of this tape is the Hexx interview and demo. The guy comes on the show and bags on a former member and curses on air in the process. Classic!

Recorded by: Gary Shurtleff
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon- Audiophile 2496 card- sony soundforge

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Front Line- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento 9/2/87 xfer from master cassette Joe Sib San Jose Punk Band

Here’s a relatively unknown band, but they played a ton of Clear and Distinct shows in the late 80s. Front Line was from San Jose and had Joe Sib on Vocals, prior to his bands 22 Jacks and Wax, and also prior to his co-founding of Side One Dummy. Adam Segal from The Faction was also close to the band, releasing their 1st EP on his IM records label and co-writing a song on the EP.
This is only 1 of 2 master recordings that survived the 80s from my collection. This one from anonymous, and one other that I did on the boom box in October of 87.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa handheld recorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10 (drop highs and midrange, boost bass)

Audio Live Concert

Attitude- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca 9/2/87 xfer from master cassette tape Attitude Adjustment

I am running late today- I almost didn’t have time to put one up. Here is another Anonymous master tape that he did with the little handled Aiwa recorder. That deck/mic combo had no low end at all, but they are pretty crisp and they EQ well. It’s listenable.
I remember hanging out with Andy and the band before a show, but I can’t remember if it was this one. I know that I didn’t stay for the actual concert. Great lineup- C.O.C., D.I., Attitude as a late sub for Reagan Youth.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa handheld recorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10 (drop highs and midrange, boost bass)

Audio Live Concert

DI- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 9/2/87 xfer from master/1st gen Audio Tape D.I. Punk Live

This is an odd one in 2 ways. Even though D.I. opened for C.O.C., this is tacked onto the end of the tape AFTER COC… which means that “Anonymous” might have copied his master to the COC tape, making this a 1st gen. hmmm…
Also, D.I. is in the rarest of forms here. When they played El Dorado Saloon back in January of 1987, the crowd LOVED them and they played an amazing set. Here we are 8 months later and they get into shouting matches with the crowd. Odd. Casey is usually funny and affable as a frontman… must have been an off night.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa consumer handheld recorder w/stock mic
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.
Remix in souny sound forge (boosted bass, drop highs and midrange)

Audio Live Concert

Corrosion of Conformity- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento 9/2/87 xfer from master audio tape

Here is the last local COC show of note, that I have. I think that Anonymous taped this one, but it is hard to tell. It might have been Mark Martin’s friend Ricky. This one had no low end at all, so I EQ’d it to boost bass as much as possible and dropping the highs/midrange.

Recorded by: Anonymous?
Equipment used: Aiwa Consumer handheld recorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.

Audio Live Concert