Scream- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 10/31/87 xfer from master audiotape with GROHL from NIRVANA

OK, I finally got sony soundforge back up and running on my PC- that was a nightmare.
So “Anonymous” went to Gilman on Halloween 1987 and saw Scream play. They had Dave Grohl playing drums at the time. I transferred the original D90 with my Nak Dragon, then remixed it and boosted the hell out of the bass since the original recording was a bit tinny.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa Handheld recorder
Remixed by: Shayne Stacy in Sony Soundforge 10 (bass boost/normalize)

 

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Kwik Way- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 10/31/87 xfer from master audiotape

From what I can tell, it looks like “Anonymous” taped the entire Kwik Way opening set, but then Scream (headliner) played longer than 45 minutes, so he had to tape over the start of Kwik Way’s set with the end of the Scream set. Here is all that survived. I checked youtube and there appears to be no live Kwik Way at all.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Handheld Aiwa audio recorder
Bass boost in Sony Soundforge 10.

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RKL- KCSB, Isla Vista Ca 10/31/87 xfer from band archive master cassette Rich Kids on LSD R.K.L.

I had an hour in between meetings so I popped this in to listen/digitize, and I enjoyed it so much I figured I would post it today. This is a different than the KCSB tape from 1985 that has been well-circulated amongst traders since the 1980s. This is a very raw, kick ass set of mostly newer songs at the time. It this Joe Raposo’s first “show”? I hear Jason introduce the new bass player.
Again, I need to give a huge thanks to Barry Ward for sending these tapes my way, and good idea to bring the 120 minute tape to record the set- otherwise, it would have cut off at 45 min.
The Nak usually freaks out with 120min tapes (it doesn’t like the thin tapes), but it transferred just fine. A few little imperfections at the start, then all good.

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

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Alex Chilton- Backdoor, SDSU, San Diego Ca. 10/29/87 xfer from 2nd gen cassette Big Star Live

Man, would I hate to be a facebook employee today. It sounds like someone made a huge mistake over there and screwed up their IP routing, which then made their internal network non-functional, locking employees out of the building. So, if you were having a bad monday, there are others who have it worse.
Here’s another Alex Chilton set. Here’s what the biggest AC fan I know, Ross Weyman, had to say about it:
Another great Alex show – lots from the High Priest album which was one of my favs. With a few surprises like “Barrooms to Bedrooms” by David Willis (apparently some old country tune – lol – he had a knack). I’ll keep an eye out for your requests . Setlist is as follows:
intro
Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo
Thing For You
Make A Little Love
Disco Lady (Johnnie Taylor)
Volare
September Gurls
B.A.B.Y.
Lost My Job
Thank You, John
Dalai Lama
Little GTO
Bangkok
Goldfinger
Money Talks
Come By Here
Take It Off
Save Your Love For Me (Nancy Wilson)
No Sex
Alligator Man
Barrooms To Bedroom (David Willis)
Rockin’ Daddy (Eddie Bond and his Stompers)

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

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Attitude- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 10/24/87 xfer from master cassette boombox recording Adjustment

The more I look at this flyer, the more it kills me that I missed so many bands. I got there during Front Line (missing Christ on Parade), then left after RKL (missing everyone from Verbal Abuse up). I was all paranoid about missing Attitude at Gilman that night and left too early. D’oh.
Just like the Front Line tape, this one improves after about 5min- vocals are totally buried at first. . It sounds like nobody gets a soundcheck and they figure it out as they go.
Thanks to Ron Quintana for posting this flyer which prompted me to pull and digitize these ones from the mountain of tapes.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: step dad’s montgomery ward boombox
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Herbicide- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca 10/24/87 xfer from master soundboard cassette Rancho Cordova

It’s mediocre Monday everyone! Here is yet another recording from that infamous 10/24/87 “2 shows and a blowout on the bay bridge” day.
Herbicide were friends of ours, and we even shared a drummer- Scott Oakes. That caused a bit of a rivalry and we tended to poke fun a bit, but in all seriousness they wrote some good music.
This one is mediocre because there is absolutely no snare in the mix. Izotope can’t fix it when it’s not there. I did still boost drums 5db and guitar 6db.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy (with Radley or Marshall’s help)
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope Rx8

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R.K.L.- The Farm, San Francisco Ca. 10/24/87 xfer f/ master cassette boombox recording Rich Kids LSD

Here is the last recording from Day at the Farm, then we stupidly left the show and headed to Gilman WAY too early for another Attitude show… but there is quite a story behind it.
We head out from The Farm- I can’t remember why we left so early but we left after RKL’s set. I blow a tire on the Bay Bridge and pull over on the bridge and attempt to fix it. Semi trucks are flying by, blasting their horns at me. Finally an SFPD comes up and nicely tells me that I can’t change the tire here- I need to drive the car off the bridge, flat and all. I popped the trunk with the cop watching to try to get to the spare and a bunch of beer bottles rolled around, making a bunch of noise. It is still a mystery why he didn’t ticket 18 year old me for underage possession, and give me a sobriety test. Instead, he followed me off the bridge and helped change the tire. Still blows my mind.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: step dad’s montgomery ward boombox
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Front Line- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 10/24/87 xfer from master cassette boombox recording Joe Sib

This was a crazy day that involved hitting 2 shows, breaking down in between the 2 of them, and missing some really great bands.
Anyway, here is the first band I recorded with my step dad’s montgomery ward boombox at Day on the Farm 1987. I still wonder what mics were in that thing, tapes sound great for a 1987 boombox recording. I am surprised that I took this into the farm- there was no security there and I was a scrawny kid. Must have felt brave that day. Mix gets better after about 5min.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: step dad’s montgomery ward boombox
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Attitude- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca 10/24/87 xfer from master soundboard cassette Adjustment Condemned

Continuing the story from yesterday- we get the flat tire changed and one of those little bike tires is now on the car, and we get to Gilman way too early. We saw Sacramento/Rancho Cordova’s Herbicide open the show and I should be able to post that soundboard next week.
The mix changes on this one so much that I can’t fix it. The only thing that was consistently fixable is the snare, so I bumped that up 6.5db in the mix.
Features me singing with Andy(badly) during Thoughts of Equality.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy/Radley Hirsch or maybe Marshall.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
rebalance in Izotope RX8 (Drums +6.5)

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Redrum- Lite Rail Inn, Sacramento Ca 10/10/87 xfer from master audio tape Thrash Metal

What an odd show. It starts out with the PA just hissing loudly, and then when the band starts playing, you can’t hear Carlos. I guess the P.A. blew before they went on. That probably explains the 28 minute set length. If you ever wanted to perform Redrum karaoke, here’s your chance. The tape sounds good and the band is pretty tight- this is probably the best live intro to Blood Sucking Freaks I have ever heard.
Oh, and we were clearly stoked about being “signed” to Metal Blade (for 1 song), as we mention it multiple times during the show. Carlos says that the band is going into the studio on Tuesday to record that track for Metal Massacre, but they were going to record Into the Ovens according to the show. They ended up recording Random Violence. I wonder what happened there… I personally think Random Violence is a better choice.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: My Stepdad’s Montgomery Ward Boombox with the amazing mics
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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