Ice-T was next up, and this set was super memorable. He was billed as Ice-T and at that point, we did not even know he had a metal side project called Body Count. This was my first-ever rap performance so the 1st half was very enlightening. Seriously, it was mind blowing. Then Body Count came on and it was hard to even comprehend what we were seeing. The crowd was going nuts as well. So great, and happy to be one of the lucky ones to be surprised by the performance. Or maybe everyone knew about Body Count and I was clueless- wouldn’t have been the first time.
This was the first big show I taped with the DAT- I got it less than 4 weeks before the show. I was all stressed out with trying to sneak the gear in (I could not get a D6 in for a show in 1989), but it was easy. I snuck in the TCD-D3, 2 battery packs, Sony ECM-909 mic, Marantz PMD-430, 2 nakamichi CM-300 mics, and a hundred feet of mic cable. We put the battery packs in the bottom of snack cracker boxes, and the PMD430(which is HUGE) rolled in a blanket. So funny.
I was super sick at the show, so you can hear me coughing at times.
Not the greatest recording. I should probably de-“woo” it at some point.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3, Sony ECM-909 Mic
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rap set remixed in Sony Sound Forge (Boost bass and high end +2db)
Rock set rebalanced in Izotope (Bass and guitar boost)