I had someone from the Naked Raygun: nrmy facebook group ask me to post this one. I warned them that it was terrible quality, but they wanted to hear it anyway. So, sorry about this one. This goes to show that I actually do have some quality control over here- I don’t post everything I digitize… unless someone REALLY wants it. 🙂 Oh, and it is incomplete.
Recorded by: ? Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
I looked online and saw ZERO videos from The Place in Davis. How is that even possible? It was legendary for the abundance of awesome shows. It was a little house in downtown davis with little to no lighting. Sound was terrible… but it was a blast. I also have Peace Test (Steve Von Till from Neurosis) first band. LMK if you want to see it.
Here is one of my Stikky videos- this one is from The Place in Davis. Man, that place had no lighting which made things difficult. I fixed this one with the new software, but it is still not too good. Better than before.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Aiwa CV-80 & Sony ECM909 mic
Post Production by Shayne: Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 & Neat Video Noise Reduction to brighten/contrast and denoise.
Pierre Kezdy, one of the most humble, genuine, and nicest people I have ever met, passed away yesterday. Meeting your heroes sometimes ends in disappointment, but Pierre treated me like an old friend. My full story around that trip (Colorado 2014) is at the bottom of this post. My heart goes out to his family (he has young kids), his close friends and former bandmates. I wish I could have hung out with him more.
The mix on this one starts out a bit weak, but gets way better at about the 10min mark.
I’ll pull out some of my favorite NR shows and post them as time allows. Here is the first one. I was a HUGE NR fan in the late 80s, thanks to Mike Yoas turning me onto them when All Rise was released. This was NR’s first trip out west in 4 years, and my first time seeing them. I even tried booking them in Sacramento, but they wanted $500! That is a lot of money when you made $4.25 an hour. I had my videocamera at the show and tried to videotape, but band manager Karen Bemis shut me down- I was so bummed. Instead, we learned that KALX was broadcasting the show live, so I brought in a boombox and recorded the FM signal while watching the show. I then got a better quality recording from Radley Hirsch, Gilman’s soundman. This recording is Radley’s version, with “New Dreams” spliced in from my boombox at the 45:00 mark.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy and Radley Hirsch Equipment used: Montgomery Ward Boombox and Radley’s gear Transfer by: Shayne Stacy with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.
Meeting Pierre: In 2014, I flew to Denver on a whim since Naked Raygun was playing, my wife and kids were out of the country, and last minute flights were super cheap. I get to the venue early and ask the promoter if I can get permission to video. He goes back for a bit and tells me that the band wants me to come backstage with them. When I get back there, everyone was so nice to me, but Pierre was amazing. He treated me like I was an old friend. I told him I worked at Intel and he says “oh, you know about electronics. can you fix my phone? my camera is taking too many pictures”. I tried to explain that Intel has nothing to do with phones and I just ended up fixing it for him. 😀 I would have to say that out of all of the encounters that I have had with musicians (and there have been a lot), meeting Pierre has been #1. What a kind, generous man. (Having Jeff sing “Broken Things” a Capella to me 1:1 backstage in long beach may be #2 as well)
This was the 2nd show I ever filmed with my camera. The Omni made me shut it down after about 15 min, I was so bummed because it looks great. Fun fact about this show- No Use for a Name Opened with Chris Dodge on vocals. I think it was their first show. I also have that on video.
OK, everyone is asking for old local stuff. I bought my first video camera on 5/6/88. I went straight to Gilman to film Operation Ivy and my battery died. The next day, the guys in Identity Crysis invited me over to their rehearsal space to video. They were based in roseville, and had a 7″ single on Mystic Records back around this time frame. Oh, also, since I had a new camera, I was video taping everything in sight.. so at the beginning you will get to see my mom’s old cat Molly (she was a jerk) and my mom briefly with her fabulous 80s hair. Enjoy.