Here’s another one of the bands that made me a fan after their acoustic xmas 1993 set. I heard the hit on the radio and liked it OK, but the rest of the album played acoustic really shined. I ended up seeing them on my birthday (with Toad the Wet Sprocket opening!) in 1995 at one of the big amphitheaters in socal.
Over the next few weeks (weekdays), I will be posting sets from the 1993 Almost Acoustic Xmas. On the night of Dec 11th, I was driving to grab dinner for the family and I turn on KROQ and I hear that they were broadcasting the entire show live on the radio! I listened to KROQ regularly back then and did not recall any advertising for the broadcast. I hauled ass back home and grabbed a DAT and started recording. I was broke back then, so I have these sets scattered over about 5 DATs. I think I only lost a couple minutes of one set due to tape change- General Public. I even was able to edit in the interviews from other sections of the tape. The Blind Melon interview is a sad foreshadow of their future.
Anyway, hope you enjoy these. I became a fan of at least a few of these bands through this broadcast.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-690 off FM
Transfer by Shayne with Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card