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
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.
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
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