Didjits- Dungeon, Mattoon Il. 11/14/92 xfer from Hi8 Master

So, I went to this show on a fluke. I was following Uncle Tupelo around the Midwest and the plan was for me to drive to Kansas city and film them on this night, then get in the car and drive 9 hours to make my Chicago flight mi-day of the 15th. I was tired so Jim convinced me to go to this show instead. Thanks Jim- you probably saved my life. This place was cool- it was a shack/barn type place in the middle of nowhere. The lighting was minimal- it was a good thing I had the Sony TR-81 which did quite well in low light. Audio sucks, but I do have a good DAT audience recording of the show.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81

 

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Uncle Tupelo- Blue Note, Columbia Mo. 11/13/92 Xfer from Hi8 Master tape!

This was the last show I saw of the week long run in 1992. 5 shows in 6 nights. I was going to try to go to Kansas City the next day, but that would have been a long drive there, then driving through the night with no sleep to make my flight in Chicago. By the time I got to Columbia, I was pretty tired. I went to the “liquor and guns” store made famous by lyrics in “Whiskey Bottle”… and did not even realize it until well after the fact. D’oh! I got to the club late and it was packed. So packed that I could not get close and I could not set up my tripod. I ended up using my tripod as a folded up monopod-like thing. It turned out ok, except some people kept getting in the way of the filming.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81

 

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Uncle Tupelo- Mabel’s, Champaign Il. 11/11/92 xfer from Hi8 Master!

This was my 3rd stop on that November 92 tour, following UT through the Midwest. I remember 2 things about that day- it was SUPER foggy. Fog like this does not exist in California. It was amazing I found my way to a hotel. The second was that I ate at a Mongolian BBQ place for dinner where an old toothless man had a stick that he used to cook the food in front of me. The stick was half gone due to overuse- meaning that I (or someone) may have been eating splinters. Yum. This video sounds really good. I am a bit shocked that the stock mic in the TR-81 performed so well.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81

 

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Uncle Tupelo- Lounge Ax, Chicago Il. 11/8/92 xfer from Hi8 Master

In 1992, I had pretty much given up filming shows with the CV-80. It was a dinosaur after 4 years. I got the Sony TR-81 (hi8 hifi stereo camera) in late 92- it was a top of the line consumer model at the time. I took a week vacation and flew to the midwest to follow Uncle Tupelo around for a week and film them. I land in Chicago and start driving around- no map or anything- and I got totally lost. I stop at a gas station to buy a map and a random guy comes up to me and yells “what are you doing here? You need to get out- it is too dangerous for you”. Errr, ok. I flailed with the map for a while and eventually found the club. Lounge Ax was the most difficult venue to film- no place to set up a tripod. So I hand held it from the bleachers. Sorry for the shakiness. Jesse Hamm helped with this transfer, and the audio sounds really good. This may be Jeff Segota’s audio from his DAT and Shure VP88 mic.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81, Shure VP88

Edited/Remixed By: Jim Hamm

Additional help by: Jeff Segota

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Luna- Bogart’s, Long Beach Ca. 11/7/92 Transfer from Hi8 Master for first time Ever!

It was strange. Every time I went to Bogart’s, something bizarre and memorable happened. One time, it was when Uncle Tupelo played there and broke their snare on the first song and had a huge delay waiting for another. Another time, it was Penelope Houston and meeting Todd Nakamine, and we have been friend ever since. Or this one- Dean Wareham mentions this show in his “Black Postcards” book, because a guy in the front row was so irritating that he agreed to fight at the end of the set. Like I said, bizarre. The vibe of the club just seemed to invite it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

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Luna- Whisky a Go Go, Hollywood Ca. 11/5/92 Part 1 Dean Wareham Direct Xfer from hi8 Master

This is one of only 2 times that I paid a club money to videotape. The Whisky’s policy was $50 to tape. I was (am) such a huge Luna fan, I could not resist. I plunked down the cash and still don’t regret it. Great set, and the best sounding Luna show I have. Taped with the Sony TR81.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR81

 

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