Neurosis- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 4/28/90 Multichannel Sbd/Aud matrix xfer from master tape

I went to check my mail last night and my good friend Radley Hirsch sent me a surprise package with this inside. If you don’t know Radley, he was the guy who helped get Gilman started and was able to get Gilman’s first “real” sound system installed, along with upgrades over the years. He gifted me that original Gilman PA (the 2 main speakers) and they now sit in my studio.
Unfortunately, the postman crammed the disc into the tiny mailbox sideways and tweaked the CD, but I was able to salvage the data.
Here is the story behind this recording, straight from Radley: This is from when Neurosis asked to do a 7″. My friend Mark Brooks brought in an 8 track and another mixer and we remixed. The tracks are stereo vocals, stereo drums, 2 guitars, bass and a room mic.
This is 7 tracks from a much longer set. I reached out to the biggest Neurosis fan I know, and discovered that the raw board mix (which sounds totally different but still good) exists and the show is about 90min long! Wow.

Recorded by: Radley Hirsch and Mark Brooks
Transfer by: Radley Hirsch

Audio Live Concert

The Boon- Drago’s Cafe, Sacramento Ca 4/24/90 xfer from master tape Sony WMD6C/ECM909 Mic Desario

This one isn’t great quality, despite Anonymous’ best efforts. The crowd was SUPER chatty and there is no bass, even after I tried to EQ some in. I decided to post it for 2 reasons: There were very few Boon shows recorded, and this is the only completely acoustic one I am aware of. Also, this is the only recording I am aware of from Drago’s cafe. Drago’s was in the building where The Golden Bear is today. It was Drago’s, then Cafe Paris and Cafe Montreal in the 90s, then a couple more incarnations before becoming the Golden Bear currently.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C Pro Walkman/ECM909 Mic
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Steelpole Bathtub- Bogart’s, Long Beach Ca. 4/19/90 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape LIVE

Here’s another video from the old “going through lists and figuring out what’s uncirculated” project. . This is the last one that I have from the Rob Thompson recordings. Thanks to Jim Utz for sending his VHS tapes years ago to be digitized. Just like Babes in Toyland, I don’t know why this is so short. Did Rob get busted for filming? Dead battery? Did he just get tired? Dunno.

Recorded by: Ron Thompson
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300

Live Concert Video