It’s Monday, so back to audio for you all. Cracker were alternative radio darlings for a minute in the early 90s, so they played some of these radio gigs. They come out and play both of their singles right off the bat- Teen Angst and Low. They close the set with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Loser”, which they played often back then but this is probably the best quality recording/performance I have heard of that one. No Camper songs. I think they blew past their time limit- nobody played this long until he headliners, and all of the subsequent sets seemed to be shortened when compared to the night before.

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

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