We are halfway done with the 1993 KROQ Acoustic Xmas sets- the first band to perform on 12/12 was US3. I didn’t know much about them then and did not follow their career but it looks like they were on Blue Note at the time of this show through 1996, and then self-released a bunch of stuff until 2013. Pretty cool that they kept it going.
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