What a day- I can’t remember the last time that I posted this late. Work hammered me AND I am super sick. Lovely. When I am short on time, I check the folder of goodies that Radley let me rip from his collection for something fun to post. I landed on this one today. I know Green Day has a set from Women’s Building circulating, but I see no filth.
Recorded by: Radley Hirsch Transfer with Tascam 302(I think) cassette/CD recorder combo
OK, so I guess it is time to tell the saga of DAT #251. I have already told the story of getting the Uncle Tupelo band archive tapes on one of my coffee creek posts, years back. Once I learned that the tapes were coming, I ordered a box of 10 DATs to use so I could copy them from cassette to DAT. Well, the tape supplier sent me the wrong tape- they sent me 90 meter DATs (3 hour) rather than 60 meter (2 hour). I did not have time to deal with returns and I thought “hey, it’s a free hour per tape” so I put the entire UT archive on these things (except for 1 tape). I now know that 90 meter DATs are notorious for errors and jamming up, and that’s exactly what happened with DAT #251. It seized up and broke so and I tried to splice it myself and made it worse. We recently sent the tape to a guy who specializes in fixing these… and it was too screwed up. He said it was the most damaged tape he had ever seen. He sent me a file with the salvaged files. This show is actually 90 minutes long. Only the first 60min were able to be saved, and this one cuts off before it really gets good! I will need to get one of those DAT clones (or someone transfer the 32khz file) I sent to people so we can do a proper transfer of the full show. Bummer.
Recorded by: Tony Margherita? Band archive tape digitized by Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa consumer deck and Sony DTC-690 DAT xfer by Bill Reutelhuber
Setlist (courtesy of factorybelt.net): 11/29/90 – Blue Note, Columbia, MO Life Worth Livin’/ Punch Drunk/ Watch Me Fall/ Postcard/ Gun/ Discarded/ Flatness/ Outdone/ Sauget Wind/ Train/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ Atomic Power/ Nothing/ Before I Break/ That Year/ Country Home/ True to Life/ D.Boon/ I’ve Been Working On the Railroad/ Factory Belt/(HERE IS WHERE IT CUTS) ?/ Do Re Mi/ Freak Scene/ Whiskey Bottle/ No Depression/ No Matter What/ I Got Drunk/ Graveyard Shift/ Cortez The Killer (w/ Brian Henneman, cut)
About a month ago, Michael Montalto found a bunch of cassettes of the release “Head on a Platter”. I had no idea a cassette release even existed and they are not on discogs. Being a huge fan, I begged him to send me one and he did so- free! Thank you!! I figured I’d do something to show my appreciation. Here is the very first recording I made on the Marantz PMD430. This was one of the best “portable” analog decks made back in the 80s. It was Marantz’ equivalent to the Sony TCD-D5. The band set up and played on the sidewalk outside of the record store, busker-style. No amplification at all. It was really fun, with pedestrians walking through the band and audience at times. My mic catches a bit of wind, but when I tried to de-wind the tape, all of the low end drops out. It’s better this way. This was the precursor to the HOAP record release show at slim’s the next week.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Marantz PMD430 and Sony ECM909 mic Transfer equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card EQ in Sony soundforge 10
I recall that this tape was cut up across 3 different, completely blank cassettes- no label, no side A/B, etc… so it was really hard to tell what part of the set went where. After doing some forensics with the help of factorybelt.net (comparing to setlists in that time frame), I think I got it.
Recorded by: Tony Margherita 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