This one has a story- usually, when a band would not allow me to film at Cattle Club, I would leave the venue (the bands usually wanted the camera man and the camera OUT OF THERE). When Death Angel told me no, I turned on my camcorder, kept it in the bag, and popped my Sony ECM909 mic just outside of the bag and snuck an audio recording of the show. The manager kept walking by, giving me the stink eye and I was all innocent. Haha. Not the best recording but at least one exists.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Aiwa CV80 camcorder + Sony ECM909 mic. Transfer to hi bias cassette in the 80s.
This one has a story behind it. So, I bought my first video camera in 1988 to videotape Op IV. Word started to spread that they were breaking up and this would be their final show. My friend Jason kept telling me to leave early for the show and I kept saying “nah, we’ll be fine”. We get there about an hour before showtime and the club is already full and there are about 2x more people waiting outside. So Jason and I make our way to the side door and I am whining, holding my camera bag. Someone says “hey grab this amp”.. so me and Jason grab one side of a half stack and walk in. Yup, I snuck in- it was my only time EVER doing that to any show. I kept my camera on my hand to ensure no one could see if I had a stamp or not. The opening band starts and they were incredibly great. The band was Green Day, and I swear that they were the guys who had us carry the amp in. So, thank you. If not for you, this video would not exist. Filmed with an Aiwa CV80 8mm camcorder with Sony ECM-909 mic strapped to the top. This was going to be a multicamera video, but we could not get the other angle & audio source to play together well. Anyway, this is a huge upgrade to my master because of Jim McLain’s brightening and contrast work- thanks a lot. Enjoy.
Operation Ivy- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 5/28/89 LAST SHOW Multicam w/Sony D6 Audio
I have been wanting to put all of these sources together for a long time, and thanks to @copperpot65 we finally got it done! This is the final, most comprehensive document of the show. Here is what we did:
Took my shaky, handheld angle from the sound booth and brightened/deshake’d it
Added a 2nd angle that I received in trade back in 1989 and edited that in to make this a multicam for the 1st 40min or so
Used a different audio source- Sony D6 recording with Sony ECM909 mic (xfer from master tape, recorded by “anonymous”), which was then GREATLY enhanced by @copperpot5. I can’t believe how good it sounds!
so, while it isn’t perfect due to dark/grainy etc source footage, this is as good as it’s gonna get. Enjoy!
Well, this one is not a great video. Stage lighting was SUPER dark that day. The one special thing about this video is the guitar player- Bobby was not with them so they had Chris Carnahan ( D-Vision ) I think on guitar. FIlmed with an Aiwa CV80 and Sony ECM909 Mic
In anticipation of Eric Strand playing with Victims Family this weekend, here is a video I shot from 1989 in Cotati. I love this era of the band. Shot with Aiwa CV80 and audio from Sony ECM-909 mic on the “wide” setting. Enjoy.
I know this is the 3rd time posting this show, but this is definitely the best (and last) version. My good friend Anonymous was audiotaping with his Sony D6 from a good spot in the room, which is way better than my stage camera audio, which only has a little vocal (just monitor volume). Thanks to King Bean for the synch. This is a cool, rare show with Eric Strand on drums, plus VF drummer-to-be Tim Soylan playing on at least 1 song.
Video Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment: Aiwa CV-80 Video enhanced with Adobe Premiere and neat video Audio recorded by Anonymous Equipment used: Sony WMD6C and Sony ECM-909 mic. Remix in Sony Sound forge by Shayne Synch by King Bean
Here’s one that I have been wanting to get done for a long time and it looks like I never posted it in any form before. I was able to enhanced it quite a bit- the venue forgot to turn up the lights on the band until about 10min in, so it will look a little grainy up until then, and then it looks really nice for a 1989 video. I also took my friend “Anonymous”‘ Sony D6 audience recording and digitized/remixed it a bit for King Bean to Synch as the audio track. So, finally, the definitive version to post.
Video Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 Enhanced with Adobe Premiere (brightness/contrast) and Neat Video Audio transfer via Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Remix in Sony Sound Forge Synch by King Bean
Since Tim Soylan asked for it, here is an enhanced, complete version of Victims Family at Cotati Cabaret. I had hoped to synch my friend’s superior Sony D6 audio recording to this, but pluraleyes can’t read the stage audio well enough to match it up. That app drives me crazy sometimes. I will try to get my synch friend to do this one when he gets time. Anyway, you were right Tim- I see you playing during backward/forward at the 42 min mark. I checked the sacramentomusicarchive.com site to see if we had enhanced this one before, and check out this week-plus span of shows: 5/20/89: Fugazi at Gilman 5/24/89: Victims Family and Short Dogs Grow at Cotati Cabaret 5/27/89: Neurosis and 7 Seconds at Gilman 5/28/89: Operation Ivy’s last show at Gilman 5/29/89: Death Angel at Cattle Club. Holy shit, what an amazing run.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 and Sony ECM909 mic Velcro’d to the top. Degrain/denoise with neat video
I am doing a project for a gilman webcast, so I digitized an old gilman show from 1989. At the end of that tape, I discovered this long forgotten gem. If anyone from Victims Family or Short Dogs Grow (who played that night) knows this guy, please let him know! btw, I forgot to turn my microphone on for the first 3min of the 5min video. I just repeated the audio so he wasn’t dancing to silence. I think it worked pretty well.
Recorded by Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa CV80 camcorder & Sony ECM909 mic