The Posies- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 4/14/91 xfer from master tape!

 

I went to over 50 Cattle Club shows, and this one is probably my favorite, if not one of the top 2 or 3 (Yo La Tengo/Barbara Manning 1992 and Buffalo Tom/Sebadoh/Pavement being the others). Dear 23 had just come out and I had it for about a month and was a big fan already. I had no idea what to expect live, but I thought that it would be jangly and low key. It was probably the loudest show I ever saw at Cattle. When I was taping, I could not hear any vocals, but luckily the mic picked them up. You get TWO big star covers- Feel and I am the Cosmos, years before Auer and Stringfellow would join big star. Holy shit. IT took days for my hearing to recover.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

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Posies- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 4/14/91 LIVE ENHANCED Xfer from 8mm master

 

Wow. Now that I am getting used to using these new enhancement tools, these videos are coming out really nice. Here is the posies from Cattle. I bumped up the contrast and de-snowed the picture with neat. It looks much clearer than before.

I went to over 50 Cattle Club shows, and this one is probably my favorite, if not one of the top 2 or 3 (Yo La Tengo/Barbara Manning 1992 and Buffalo Tom/Sebadoh/Pavement being the others). Dear 23 had just come out and I had it for about a month and was a big fan already. I had no idea what to expect live, but I thought that it would be jangly and low key. It was probably the loudest show I ever saw at Cattle. When I was taping, I could not hear any vocals, but luckily the mic picked them up. You get TWO big star covers- Feel and I am the Cosmos, years before Auer and Stringfellow would join big star. Holy shit. IT took days for my hearing to recover.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV80 with Sony ECM909 Mic
Increased contrast in Adobe Premiere 2018/noise reduction with Neat.

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Ride- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 4/6/91 direct xfer from master tape

 

This show is a bit of a mystery- either Jason Ellis or I taped it (audio only, they would not allow video), but we can’t rember who taped it and with what equipment. He had a Sony WMd6C at the time w/ECM909 microphone. I had a Marantz PMD430 and Nakamichi CM300 Microphone. Ride sounds like a PMD430 recording (sounds nice with some high end phasing) while the lush sounds like a D6 recording (Lush were always so midrangey that the Sony/909 tapes sounded less than stellar). Anyway, I hope you enjoy the show- this is for Chris Macias and Dennis Yudt.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy and/or Jason Ellis

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Uncle Tupelo- Lafayette’s, Oxford MS 4/6/91 Soundboard xfer from band archive audio tape

Here’s another gem from the uncle tupelo band archive. When I first got these, I had to get them transferred immediately and sent back to Tony. As a result, I never gave some of these shows a proper listen. This is one of them- damn, this one sounds good and is a great performance!

This tape was unlabeled but to Michael Pemberton’s sleuth work & a quick factorybelt dot net search, I figured out what it was.

Photo courtesy of Tate Patrick Moore

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

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Go Dog Go- Mansion Cellars, Davis Ca. 4/5/91? Audio Soundboard Master Tape Magnolia Thunderfinger

Here’s another nugget of joy from Barry Mills Prickett’s collection. The board mix on this one was way unbalanced- it was almost all vocals at the start, and the raw board mix boosts the guitars slightly at the 7:00 mark. I did everything I could to get some more guitar and bass in the mix using Izotope rx7.
The date is a bit of a guess. They mention that it is Paul Stanley Niklewcz’ birthday which (if FB is right) is on 4/5. I googled around and 4/5/91 was on a friday night. If Skid or Paul have any more detail or a correction, I would be happy to hear it.

Recorded by: Barry Mills Prickett
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope rx7: Vocals -3, Bass +4, Percussion -2, Guitar +5.5.

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