Uncle Tupelo- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 6/30/89 Xfer from Soundboard Band Archive Audiocassette

This show is probably the most legendary of all of the Uncle Tupelo archive tapes. Like I mentioned before, Cicero’s was Uncle Tupelo’s “home base” in the late 80s, and they were famous (notorious) for drunken performances back then. This was rumored to be the pinnacle of great, drunken performances from back then. I mean, just check out that setlist! (setlist courtesy of the excellent factorybelt.net website).

And I know that this is a pic of The Old 97s, but it was the only one that I could find that showed the stage of the original Cicero’s.

Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables.
Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV
Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You

Setlist: So Called Friend/ Graveyard Shift/ Train/ John Hardy/ Factory Belt/ Life Worth Livin’/ Mr. Soul/ Whiskey Bottle/ D.Boon/ Outdone/ Weary Blues From Waiting/ Little Guitars/ Screen Door/ Otherside/ There Was A Time*/ Willin’/ A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall/ Flatness/ Dead Flowers/ That Year/ No Depression/ Mercedes Benz/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ Baby, Please Don’t Go/ Cocaine Blues/ Do Re Mi/ Blues Die Hard/ ?/ I Wanna Be Your Dog/ I Got Drunk/ Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

* This refers to the early uptempo version of “Looking For A Way Out,” similar to the version on the “Sauget Wind” single.

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Chris Isaak- Coach House, San Juan Capistrano Ca 6/24/89 lossless xfer from 8mm master tape enhanced

Here is the last Chris Isaak video from Laurie Vilarich’s estate, and this one is the best in my opinion. Laurie set up in the upstairs area- I have been up there and it is a great place to video. Complete show (over 2 hours) and sound isn’t awful. Good stuff. Thanks Laurie.

Recorded by: Laurie Vilarich
Equipment used: 8mm camcorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony EV-S2000 — Datavideo TBC-1000 — Tevion USB capture — Virtualdub
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video

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Danzig- The Stone, San Francisco Ca. 6/18/89 Master Tape xfer Sony Pro Walkman WMD6C Samhain Misfits

OK, time for an old man ramble. I had bought a ticket for this show well in advance, but then I realized that the show was on Fathers Day. A big group from my Dad’s side of the family went to the Giants game, and I went as well. After the game, I had some friends of my dad drop me off at The Stone.. at about 5 or 6pm. I hung out on Broadway street for HOURS, waiting for the doors to open.
Being there by myself was a huge risk, as I had my Sony Pro Walkman with me and security was pretty tight at the club. If I got caught at the door(or while taping), there was no place to me to take my deck. I would be stuck waiting outside. Luckily, I got everything in.
Show was PACKED so I could not get a really good taping spot, but it still sounds pretty good. It was a bit bassy, so I fixed it up a bit in Izotope.
After the show, I was supposed to get a ride with Mark Martin but I could never find him. I panicked and went with Greg Johnson instead. Mark called me the next day SO pissed off- they waited for an hour after the show, trying to find me. I’m still sorry about that.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C & ECM-909 mic
Rebalanced in Izotope (boost vocals a lot, drums & guitar a little.
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon & M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.

Audio Live Concert

Christ on Parade- Cattle Club, Sacramento 6/15/89 xfer from master!

This was my first Cattle Club show. I had been there when it was Club Me and Club Obsession for shows, but this was first time with Jerry and Brian. Guys- was this the first out of town band to play Cattle? These guys are one of my all-time favorite bands. I wish they would play again with Noah singing. “A Mind is a Terrible Thing” is a Top 10 disc. It starts dark, but gets better when I moved at about the 39 minute mark. For the first few months, Cattle had a smaller P.A. which made it easier to film from this “better” spot.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy


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Christ on Parade- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 6/15/89 xfer from Sony D6 master cassette

This was a special show- this was The Cattle Club’s first out of town booking. They were only doing shows 4 nights a month (every other thu and sat) at Club Me at that point.
Christ on Parade is one of my all time favorite bands, so it is really nice to dig this cassette out and give it a proper transfer. This was toward the end of the band’s run, so it is really interesting to hear the post- “mind is a terrible thing” songs here. Thanks to anonymous for taping- my video (even though it was done with the same model of mic) does not sound nearly as good.
Thanks to Brian for bringing the out of town bands to Cattle, starting with this show.
And before everyone asks, I don’t have the screeching weasel set.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C & Sony ECM909 Mic
Transfer by Shayne using Nakamichi Dragon + bass boost in Sony Sound Forge.

Audio Live Concert

Christ On Parade- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 6/15/89 from Master Videotape enhanced w/new audio!

This show was a huge deal to me. This was the first Cattle Club show I attended, and it was Cattle’s first punk show. It might have been the first out of town booking as well. Christ on Parade is one of my favorite bands of all time, and the “A Mind is a Terrible Thing” album is probably my favorite hardcore album.
So it was a big deal to finally get this video done. The club’s lighting at the time was very dark and blue/red. I brightened and fixed contrast and cleaned it up with Neat. We then took “Anonymous'” Pro Walkman audience recording, enhanced that, and synched it with the video. It is still dark and the audio isn’t perfect, but it is nice to get a final and complete version of this.

Video Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80
Brightened/contrast fix/noise reduction in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat
Audio Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C and Sony ECM-909 mic
Rebalance in Ixotope RX7
Audio/Video synch by King Bean

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