Alex Chilton- Mercury Cafe, Denver Co 9/28/91 DAT Clone Soundboard Big Star

I know some people might be like “AC AGAIN?? OMG POST THE DAMN AFTERSHOCK VIDEOS!!!”. Let me explain- I have just learned that pluraleyes can bulk synch my aftershock videos to MUCH better audio and still keep the 4k resolution, so I plan to clean the videos up a bit (that graininess drives me crazy), then synch the pieces of the video, then join them together and post. This will take 1-2 days of processing per video, depending on the length of the set. So, be patient, I want to make them as good as they can be so I don’t need to post multiple versions of the same show.
Anyway, here is a really nice quality and nicely mixed show from Alex. This kind of board mix usually doesn’t happen in small clubs.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

7 Seconds- Fitzgerald’s, Houston Tx. 9/27/91 xfer from 4th gen VHS tape punk hardcore

Here’s another one from the old 1980/90s VHS collection. Usually when you trade for a 4th gen VHS tape, you would expect pure garbage quality.. but this one isn’t that bad. The camera guy did a good job with the closeups and it sounds good as well. It’s watchable.
And look at that hair! Well done, Kevin! 🙂

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300

Live Concert Video

Dinosaur Jr.- Espace Ornaro, Paris France 9/24/91 Live FM Soundboard Audio xfer f/ 1st gen cassette

Man, what a stressful day. Here comes a week or so of audio for you. First off, this one just happened to be on the end of one of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas DATs, so I went ahead and ran it. The quality isn’t perfectly clean, but it doesn’t appear to be circulated or on youtube. The way that the hosts talk incessantly over everything, this sounds like a Black Session.
I borrowed this 1st gen tape from Kevin Haynes and copied it to DAT in 1995.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa belt-drive home deck.

Audio Live Concert Live Performance

Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers- Greek Theatre, Los Angeles Ca 9/19/91 DAT Master Audience Nak300

About a year before I moved to L.A., I spent a week on vacation there. It was fun- I got to visit American Records HQ (my friend Matt Polish worked there), hit Disneyland and some of the common L.A. attractions. When I checked the Times, there were no good punk/alternative shows coming up at all. This was the one show that looked good to me at the time.
This might have been the first time I used the Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM300 mic together… and boy was it problematic. I kept losing signal, or losing a channel so I would unplug and plug the mic back in. This is why you hear some parts missing. Sorry about that.
As a side note, people should not bring sports referee-style whistles to an event where you are supposed to listen to music.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM300 mic
Edits & Channel splits in Sony Soundforge 10

Audio Live Concert

Thin White Rope- Rytmeposten, Odense Denmark 9/6/91 xfer from DAT Clone Audio

I think I mentioned before that I have 90 audiotapes of Thin White Rope that need to get digitized over time. Other than some of my master tapes, I haven’t had a chance to do very many. I pulled this one out because it was listed as a soundboard on my list, but after a closer listen it is an audience recording… but it sounds really good. TWR would play so loud that many audience tapes are not too great.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Elegy- Clock Demo 9/91 xfer from master cassette Audio Only Sacramento

I ran over to Eddie Jorgensen’s house today and picked up a treasure trove of tapes. Here is the first one- the Elegy demo from 1991. This tape was cracked down the middle, about 75% through the tape. Glad it played ok! Freaked me out a little. More info (inner J-Card) in fb comments.

Recorded by: Eric Bianchi
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon & M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Demo