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

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