Uncle Tupelo- KCOU In Studio, Columbia Mo. 10/31/89 Xfer from band archive cassette

Man, this Uncle Tupelo archive transfer project has led me down endless rabbit holes. I just wasted an hour downloading flyers. Ugh. Anyway, here is an excellent quality session from KCOU in Columbia. It sounds like a pre-FM soundboard.

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

Tracks: Screen Door/ There Was A Time/ I Got Drunk

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Johnny Thunders- Kennel Club, San Francisco Ca 10/24/89 xfer from 1st gen cassette

OK, I had very little sleep and a 6am conference call. I have about 15min to kill before getting the kids ready to school so let’s see how many of these I can post.
Here is a Johnny Thunders recording done with my equipment back in 1989. It’s not too bad considering the Kennel Club’s (now called The Independent) acoustics.

Recorded by: Mark Martin
Equipment Used: Sony WMD6C & Sony ECM909 Mic

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Flaming Lips- Burro Room, Chico Ca. 10/21/89 Audio Only Sony WMD6C Pro Walkman Live Master Xfer

Back in the 80s, it was really hard to get information about out-of-town shows. You could get some info from the SF Chronicle’s pink sheets, but a lot of it was word of mouth or getting a flyer(or The List) from a show. Chico was a total black hole (no offense intended)- the only way we found out about these shows was usually when we would see a band in Sac and they told us that they were playing Chico the next night.
So after laying waste to the UC Davis Coffeehouse, Anonymous followed them to Chico the record the Burro Room show. This one is as good quality as UCD.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment Used: Sony WMD6C & ECM909 Mic
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon & Audiophile 2496 card– Reaper — Normalize with Sony Soundforge 9.0

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Flaming Lips- UC Davis Coffeehouse, Davis Ca. 10/20/89 Audio Only xfer from Sony Pro Walkman Master

On top of the 4,000 cassettes of my own that reside at the archive, I also have other collections– I have over 500 punk cassettes from Jason Ross, about 100 from Dal Basi, A lot from Brian McKenna, and a couple hundred from my friend Anonymous. He taped with a Sony WMD6C Pro Walkman back in the late 80s and was able to get some nice results from the deck along with a Sony ECM909 mic.
He told me that this was one of the loudest shows he had ever attended, and it still sounds pretty damned good. This is a transfer from his master tape.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C & ECM-909 Mic

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Uncle Tupelo- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo 10/13/89 xfer from Band’s archive master soundboard audio tape

Uncle Tupelo were from Belleville, Il, so the closest major city was St. Louis. They played many venues around town in the early days, but Cicero’s was their home base. Cicero’s was a legendary basement bar/venue below an italian restaurant. You’ll see a good chunk of classic UT shows coming from here.
Setlist (courtesy of the great factorybelt dot net website:
Otherside/ Sin City/ Graveyard Shift/ D.Boon/ Flatness/ Cocaine Blues/ Outdone/ Screen Door/ So Called Friend/ Baby, Please Don’t Go/ Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door/ Train/ Whiskey Bottle/ Fortunate Son/ Factory Belt/ Mercedes Benz/ No Matter What/ That Year/ Life Worth Livin’/ There Was A Time/ Mannish Boy (sort of)/ A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

That’s right. Gimme Gimme Gimme by Black Flag, country style.

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

PS: I know that the DAT sleeve says 10/13/87, but the band did not have that many songs in 87, so the cassette must have been labeled with the wrong year.

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Victims Family- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 10/13/89 Enhanced with Soundboard audio! End of Show only

Here is the end of the show that I had promised earlier in the week.
So, in summary, you get:

  • 1st 15min of set of what was silent video synched with soundboard audio (posted Sunday)
  • Entire show, audio only (posted.. tuesday?)
  • and now this- final 20-25min. This part is my favorite part of the show. First George Benson, then Friends with a broken bass string which turns into a dub version… then a super long break where Ralph entertains us all by doing metal screams & guitar that sounds exactly like the scream… then onto “anti satan song for mom” with no vocals. Even though it was midnight and they had to dick around with the bass guitar no one left.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Video: Aiwa CV-88 camcorder; Audio: Sony WMD6C into soundboard
Transfer: Sony DCR-TRV340 via firewire into workstation
Enhancements: Video Brightness & noise reduction: Adobe premiere & neat video. Audio rebalance: Izotope
Audio/video synch: Pluraleyez

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Victims Family- 924 Gilman 10/13/89 xfer from Master Soundboard Cassette Enhanced

So here is the VF full show audio I promised. This was probably the best VF show I had ever seen. Amazing set with brand new “White Bread Blues” songs, including an instrumental version of “Anti satan song for mom”!

PS: There were shockingly few VF images on the internets. I had to chop this one from my Gilman flyer archive for a different show :-O

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Sony WMD6C into soundboard
Enhanced in Izotope (bass/guitar boost)

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Victims Family- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 10/13/89 xfer from master Video Tape + Master Soundboard P1

This one is a bit of a long story. TL/DR version: Part 1 is today, full audio show is tomorrow, part 2 of video is Monday. Video will not be the full show. Audio/video synch starts at about 30 seconds in, and seems to align better after a short while

When I had the ancient Aiwa CV-80 camera from 1988-1992, I used an external microphone so the audio would be decent quality. It was a Sony ECM-909 mic, which required it to be plugged into the camera AND powered on. The old cameras had no audio levels, so if you screwed up and left it unplugged or forgot to power it on, you got silent video and did not realize until the show was over. My 2 biggest screwups were this show (the best show I have ever seen VF play) and Pavement at the Kennel Club in May of 1992. No audio has ever surfaced of the Pavement, but I did tape a nice soundboard of this show.

Massive thanks to Jesse Davis for synching the first 16min of SILENT footage of the show to the soundboard recording. Not easy. It falls out of synch after that, so 17min-45ish min of the set’s video won’t be posted. The final 25ish min will (hopefully) be posted Monday, if pluraleyes can make it happen.

Amazing set with brand new “White Bread Blues” songs, including an instrumental version of “Anti satan song for mom”!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Aiwa CV-80 camcorder
Audio equipment used: Sony WMD6C into soundboard
Video enhanced (brighten/degrain) with Adobe Premiere & Neat Video
Audio Enhanced (boost bass and guitar) with Izotope

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Victims Family- Cattle Club, Sacramento CA 10/5/89 2 cam edit

00:53 Band Intro
00:59 In A Nutshell
03:25 Lock of Interest
04:41 Not Politically Correct
06:41 Creepy People
09:37 Nazi Inside of my Head
11:01 The Only Way
12:43 Mondo Freudo
14:44 Nirvana
17:32 Sir Onslaught
18:38 Work
20:39 Amigos
22:54 Buffalo
23:41 Crap
26:06 Korona Belly
28:13 Bloated Housewives
30:15 Song X
32:40 Church Card
34:04 God, Jerry & The P.M.R.C.
35:18 George Benson
37:03 As It Were
39:07 They Cut Out His Brain
41:36 Into – Tim the drummer (3rd show)
42:12 Luv Letters
44:27 Mousetrap
46:57 Backwards Forwards
47:52 Doo-Doo
49:19 Quivering Lip
51:42 Friends
53:55 World of Hate
55:58 World War IX
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
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