I was digging through boxes of tapes that a friend sent over to me and this one jumped out as one that needed to be digitized. I was shocked that Verbal Abuse- the drunkest band in the bay area at the time, were playing at (no drugs, no alcohol) Gilman. After digging into the history a bit, it looks like they were a (very) last minute replacement for Negazione– if you look at the flyers from this date, there is no mention of VA and Negazione is shown. Scotty even pokes fun at the situation, pretending to be the band from Italy.
Sex pistols cover at 8:00. This set kicks ass and is a must listen for the stage banter alone. Verbal Abuse and Gilman go together like oil and water. haha!
The mix was a bit light on guitar and bass, so I popped it into Izotope and boosted guitar and bass a lot, and drums a little.
From Barry Ward’s collection
Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Card
Rebalance in Izotope (bass and guitar +5, drums +2)