The Cure- Rose Bowl, Pasadena Ca 6/27/92 DAT Master Audio Nakamichi CM300

Like I mentioned yesterday, I went to see Dinosaur Jr but stayed to tape as much of the Cure as I could before my batteries conked out. I got 2 hours and 10min of the show, and they were still playing as we headed for the parking lot. Wow!
The start of the show sounds a little uneven, but gets a lot better as it goes on.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM-300 Mic
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Dinosaur Jr.- Rose Bowl, Pasadena Ca. 6/27/92 opening for the Cure DAT Master xfer Nakamichi CM300

Well, I told you this post was going to be late…
I wasn’t planning on going to this show since I am not a Cure fan, but my stepson Jeremy really wanted to see the show, so we bought last minute tickets… and they were WAY the hell up there. That’s why this recording, while crisp and clear, has a strange mix. It was recorded from the top lip of the rose bowl grandstands. The best thing about this show is that Dinosaur Jr covered “Just Like Heaven” at a Cure show! I wonder if they asked Robert if it was cool, or if they just launched into it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 DAT and Nakamichi CM-300 mic
Transfer with Sony PCM-R500 DAT and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Ozzy Osbourne- Cal Expo Ampitheater, Sacramento Ca. 6/14/92 Lossless xfer from 8mm Master Enhanced

I should be at the awesome Kepi/Kevin Seconds/Hutch Harris/Dog Party concert at the Side Door right now, but family obligations won out today. Instead, here is an Ozzy Osbourne vid from Cal Expo amp. My friend Gary taped this, and he is not happy with the audio. It’s not bad, it has quite a bit of crowd noise. If anyone has a line on a better audio recording, let me know.
PS: This version of War Pigs caused this video to be blocked. I trimmed it out, but if it is still showing blocked, it should be vieable once YT trims that song out eventually.

Recorded by: Gary Shurtleff
Equipment used: Sony DCT0TRV340 — Datavideo TBC-1000 — Tevion USB capture — Virtualdub
Enhanced (degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video

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Coffee Creek- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 6/11/92 Audio Soundboard Uncle Tupelo country covers band archive transfer

Here is the most complete document of the legendary Coffee Creek- this show has a few cuts, but appears to be mostly complete. Coffee Creek were a side project of Uncle Tupelo (Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweddy, Mike Heidorn) plus Brian Henneman from the Bottle Rockets.

btw, I know that this ticket stub is for the other Coffee Creek show I posted (7/30/93). I should have used this image for that show, and the coffee cup (which I have been searching for, for many years) image for this show. Oh well. Both images from Michael Pemberton’s excellent website.

Buckeroo (end)/ Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?/ Love’s Gonna Live Here/ Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me/ I Wanna Destroy You/ Sleeping Room/ Wallflower/ Is Anybody Going to San Antone/ You’re Still On My Mind/ Sing Me Back Home/ Powderfinger (has a cut)/ Atomic Power/ Wrote A Song For Everyone/ instrumental/ Back to the Country/ Wasted Days and Wasted Nights/ Blue Eyes/ Moonshiner (has a cut)/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ A Good Year for the Roses/ Do Re Mi/ Thanks A Lot/ Are You Ready For the Country?/ Texas Me/ Mendocino/ Movin’ On/ Texas in the Rain (?)/ Turkey in the Straw/ She’s About A Mover/ Waltz Across Festus (sic)

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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Neurosis- Phoenix Theatre, Petaluma Ca 6/9/92 xfer from master soundboard cassette rebalanced

Yet another awesome gift from James R Edmonds- a master soundboard of Neurosis. At least I think he told me it was the master. And by the way James- I am still working on your CD’s- that turned out to be a HUGE project. I am trying to get them all done by end of week. There will be about a 50 spindle of discs coming!
Anyway, this recording is super clean but was almost all drums and vocals. I tried to rebalance it in Izotope and it happened to boost the high hat to obnoxious levels, so I EQ’d it in Sony Soundforge then rebalanced… and the high hat is still too high. Oh well, I hope you can still enjoy it. It does settle down a bit later on.

Recorded by: James R Edmonds
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ in Sony Sound Forge 10 (15khz minus infinity)
Rebalance in Izotope Rx8: Bass +9, Guitar +8

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Cracker- Greek Theatre, Berkeley Ca. 6/6/92 xfer from 2nd gen audiocassette 20 min euro-trash girl

Some friends and members of the band asked me to dig this one up, so I bumped it up on the priority list. Cracker is opening for Primus here, and someone in the crowd apparently threw something and hit David early in the set. To retaliate, they play the current song (Euro-Trash girl) for over 20min. You can hear the crowd howling in protest about halfway through the song. Classic! David hurls the insults mid-song after he gets hit at about 15:50. MUST LISTEN.

Recorded by: ?
Equipment used: ? (sounds like a sony WMD6C)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Hiss removed with Izotope rx7’s spectral denoise.

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Tiger Trap- 1992 demos

Recorded by: the band, as while this is labelled “demos”, this to me sounds like a rehearsal recording

Shared by: tomzero


01 For Sure

02-03 Words And Smiles (two takes)

04-05 Supreme Nothing (two takes)

06-08 Unknown #1 (three takes)

09-10 You And Me (two takes)

11 You And Me (bass mix)

12 Puzzle Pieces

13 Tore A Hole

14 Unknown #2

15 Unknown #3 (“Dumb Song”)

16 Sweetheart

This copy is labelled SBD3 meaning master > tape > tape > tape, so it’s not the best, but this does include the *vocal* version of Tore A Hole that Rose stopped singing to because she thought her lyrics are bad, so subsequent live performances of this are instrumental.  

I haven’t done any mastering/cleanup, though there were a few dropouts I patched, as well as clearing out bumps caused by stop/starting recording, it’s pretty much as Tomzero ran these off tape…

I checked against the extant videos since they also have unreleased songs, but the other three aren’t anything that’s out there.

My friend Mike Siou has SBD2 and one day I’ll encourage him to make me a lower-gen copy, but suspect this won’t be a huge improvement. Mike got his version from a fellow concertgoer/fan by the name of “Matt” that we met at a 2016 Guided By Voices SF show, and Matt got his from Rose Melberg.

Listen/download here

Update: Mike kindly provided additional commentary:

  • He received these demos in late ’92, and would play them quite frequently in his car, so factor that into getting his copy, it may be worn out!
  • Mike saw Tiger Trap nine times in the 1992-93 time frame, starting with Matt’s birthday party at his house, up to their final gig at Slim’s in SF with Velocity Girl around October ’93.
  • Mike has a tape from 7/15/93 at the Cattle Club in Sacramento with they playing with Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, as well as a 4/20/93 show where he was very inebriated
  • A full gigography from Mike’s POV:
    • August 1992 – Matt house
    • Fall ’92 – Chico show. Mike noted there’s also a VHS of them with Matt introducing them
    • Jan 1993 – some basement with Karp / Unwound (maybe more Karp). Mike followed up with a note that “Maybe Karp didn’t play the 1/93 Sacramento but I bought a Karp demo tape from someone, who could have been a guy in Unwound. Or from Karp. I did buy another tape that Rose said was awesome but I forget the moniker.”
    • Jan 1993 – like a bowling alley
    • Mar 1993 – chameleon room (Valencia Street) opening for Mecca Normal
    • 4/20/93 – cattle club (no idea how I taped it or who was holding onto the tape / Marantz / mic since I was so intoxicated)
    • May 1993 – cattle club (no taping, ARGH) – the one time I saw them play Supercrush
    • June (??) 1993 – “jazz” club on Fulton Street (next to former Pasquales and across from former Petrinis) by Masonic, Sf (opening Tore A Hole; also played Supercrush; no taping)
    • 7/15/93 Cattle Club with Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
    • Oct 93 (??) – Slims opening for velocity girl – friend taped with D6 master.

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