D.I.-Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca 6/29/91 Audio Only DAT Master Soundboard Rebalanced Punk Casey Royer

I started a new project while working from home- digitizing my DAT masters and DATs that are uncirculated. Here is DAT #1.
This is the first show I ever recorded on DAT. As soon as portable DAT machines’ price point dropped below $1000, I grabbed one. I got the Sony TCD-D3 shipped to work on 6/28/91 and wasted no time going to a show to try it out that weekend. I am so glad that D.I. happened to be playing, as they are one of my all-time favorite bands. Great long set which includes covers by Devo, Gary Glitter and The Ramones.
Eric Bianchi did a great job with the mix- the guitar and bass were slightly low but everything was there and the mix was consistent. I was able to rebalance this in Isotope and bring up the instruments and drop the vocals a bit. Mix sounds great now- thanks Eric!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 into soundboard
Transfer with Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audipphile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope (Vocal -1, Bass +4, Drums +3, Guitar +6)

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The Feelies- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca 6/23/91 xfer from master cassette Marantz PMD430 Sony WMD6C

It’s mediocre Monday y’all! I brought my video camera to film this show, and fIREHOSE was cool about it, as usual. The Feelies shut me down, so I snuck audio. I cannot remember what equipment I used for this, so I am going to make an educated guess. I think I had the huge PMD430 in the bag with the Nak mic, and it sounds like it as well. Not the greatest quality, but listenable.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Marantz PMD430 and Nakamichi CM-300 mic – I think
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2406 card

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Nirvana- Crest Theater, Sacramento Ca 6/17/91 xfer from Master Audiotape

So I tried to video the show and I was told NO. I tried to track down John from Gold Mountain, and he appeared to be avoiding me. So, I snuck up into the upper seats of the Crest to set up my mics to at least get an audio recording. Glad I did- sounds pretty damned good.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Marantz PMD430 & 2x Nakamichi CM300 mics

Edited/Remixed By: Mike Ziegler

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Dinosaur Jr. – Crest Theater, Sacramento Ca. 6/17/91 Audio only Xfer from Master Tape!

Someone asked me to post this back in the March time frame. Sorry I am so slow with audio, but it takes a bit more work than video to transfer and prep. I had my video camera at the show, but I asked John Silva (Nirvana Mgr) if I could video and he shut me down. So, I took off to the upper section of the crest and hid in the seated area and audio taped. My audio setup at the time was HUGE- a Marantz PMD430 (bigger than a Sony D5), 2 namakichi CM300 shotgun mics, about 100 feet of cable. It was comical trying to sneak a recording with all that crap. This was transferred flat- no remix. I am pretty happy with it, given how LOUD they play!


Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Marantz PMD430 & 2x Nakamichi CM300 mics


Dinosaur Jr.- Club Citta, Kawasaki Japan 6/4/91 DAT Master Quasi Clone Live Full Show

I am starting to post a lot of these DATs and cassettes that I had digitized a long time ago, but never got around to pulling them off the hard drive. That Pavement show yesterday was sitting there for over 10 months. I need interns.
This show was taped by a lady named Saki- she was a huge Uncle Tupelo fan. She flew from Japan to the band’s final shows in 1994. She taped quite a few shows in Japan with her DAT recorder, and then kinda fell off the radar. We don’t know what she is up to nowadays.
Anyway, this one and the Big Star show posting tomorrow appear to be uncirculated so even though it isn’t pristine quality, up it goes. Enjoy.

Recorded by: Sakiko Honma
Equipment used: DAT and ? Mics
Live sound by: Woody Nuss
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Uncle Tupelo- Charlie’s Tap, Cambridge Ma. June 1991 Xfer from band archive audiocassette

Uncle Tupelo were (in)famous for early, drunken performances. A few of them were documented in their archive, but this one is next level drunkenness. They were recording their album Still Feel Gone at Fort Apache, and this appears to be a one-off acoustic show. Jeff can barely talk straight at the beginning of the show. Awesome setlist, including single-verse attempts of songs never played before or since!

The recording of this in the pile of archive tapes was messy- the tape was just labeled “Charlie’s Tap”, and other fragments of the show was split across other vaguely named tapes.

Setlist: Willin’/ Flatness/ True to Life/ Gun/ There Was A Time/ Corona/ I’ve Been Working on the Railroad/ Punch Drunk/ Sin City/ Do Re Mi/ Life Worth Livin’/ Friend of the Devil/ Before I Break/ Whiskey Bottle/ Factory Belt/ September Gurls/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ Watch Me Fall/ No Depression/ At the Crossroads/ You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet/ The Joker (Brian Hennemen vocal)/ Graveyard Shift (cut)
Only known versions of the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil,” Big Star’s “September Gurls,” and Doug Sahm’s “At the Crossroads,” (though each of those were unrehearsed and aborted after a verse or two).

Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
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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