Cracker- Autzen Stadium, 061894 xfer from dat clone audio only

don’t have access to wifi so I will attempt to post this to the website from my phone.
This show is probably my favorite cracker set ever. Opening for the grateful dead no less. Morgan fichter (CVB violin 1989-90) joined the band and they played a few songs from the 1990 camper van Beethoven set. Very nice surprise.

Recorded by: unknown
Equipment used: Sony tcd-d7 and nakamichi cm300 mics.
Transfer by: shayne stacy
Equipment used: Sony pcmr500, m’audio audiophile 2496 card


Cracker- Autzen Stadium, Eugene OR 6/17/94 audio only xfer from DAT clone opening for Grateful Dead

Cracker opened a 3 day run for the Grateful Dead in Eugene OR in 1994. This is the 1st of the 3 show run. This show is more of a standard Cracker set vs. the killer 6/18/94 set w/Morgan Fichter.

Recorded by: ?
Equipment used: Soncy TCD-D7 & Nakamichi CM-300 shotgun mics
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Soncy PCMR-500/ M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Buffalo Tom- McCabe’s, Santa Monica Ca. 6/11/94 Late Set part 1 direct from Hi8 Master

This was such a great show. Buffalo Tom, who was very popular in ’94, played the time McCabe’s for 2 acoustic shows. BT acoustic shows were rare, which made it even more special. I have a vivid memory of the entire front row of the seated crowd, “headbanging” while sitting to their song “Larry”. It was funny and awesome. The people looked like those old fashioned toy birds that dipped their noses in water, then back up. Great stuff. I hope my excitement over the show did not affect my filming job too much- I was really excited about this one! Filmed with Sony TR81.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR81


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Buffalo Tom- McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica Ca 6/11/94 xfer from Hi8 Master Enhanced DAT Audio

I was going to post this on the weekend, but I see that it is Erik Flannigan’s birthday today. I have never told this story, but Erik is responsible for me starting this hobby again about 10 years ago. In the mid to late 90s, grunge and punk got huge and people were bootlegging the hell out of my recordings. Bands got so big that you could never get permission, and if you made a decent tape, it would get bootlegged. It got so frustrating that it made the hobby no fun anymore. So I quit and these tapes lived in a closet.
Erik emailed me 10? years ago and asked if I could digitize this video of Buffalo Tom- there were people who wanted to see it. I politely declined and told him I was done with bootleggers. He then told me that with the advent of youtube/etc, all of these videos were free for everyone and DVD bootlegging was pretty much gone. Well, hot damn! Even though I work in tech, I wasn’t paying attention. So I eased back into the hobby with a PCM-M10 and DPA mics, then a consumer Canon camcorder… and it has snowballed into this. So thanks Erik. My wife hates it. Haha. This also means you are finally getting your thumb drive back with this video on it.
I took the hi8 tape and increased brightness and adjusted contrast, then degrained in Neat video. Took the DAT master recording and rebalanced it in Izotope RX8, then put it all together in Pluraleyes.
Audio starts about 20 seconds in- you can see me lay down the camera on my lap to start the DAT! Also, the levels are way too high for the first couple songs so you get a little distortion then I eventually adjust them.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR-81(Video), Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM-300 Mic (Audio)
Video Enhanced in Adobe Premiere Elements (increased brightness and adjusted contrast, then degrained in Neat video)
DAT rebalanced in Ixotope RX8: Boost vocals and guitar, -2db on drums

Live Concert Video

Drive Like Jehu- Twisters, Richmond Va 6/6/94 xfer from DAT Soundboard Master Clone Live RFTC Reis

Here’s one that I wouldn’t have digitized for a long time, but Henry Owings asked for it. The tape is 30 years old, so unfortunately there are a couple of bursts of static/diginoise.
Believe it or not, this mix was even worse- I rebalanced this in Izotope rx7: Bass +8db, Guitar +6.5db… and there still isnt enough guitar in the mix! Oh well, I tried.

Recorded by: Marcus Winfree
Transfer by Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
rebalanced in Izotope rx7: Bass +8db, Guitar +6.5db

Audio Live Concert

Big Star- Club Quattro, Tokyo Japan 6/3/94 xfer from dat master clone live full show

tonight, I get to do one of my least favorite things- posting to the website from my phone because my internet connection is out. I really hate doing big compute tasks on the phone. I guess I am old, I need a pc.
Anyway, here is a show that our friend Saki taped when Big Star went to Japan in 1994. It sounds only okay, but it appears uncirculated.

Recorded by: Sakiko Honma
equipment used: portable DAT and unknown mics
Transfer Equipment: sony pcmr500 and m-audio audiophile 2496 card

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Penelope Houston- Frankfurt, Germany June 1994 TV Broadcast Multicam Live Video

I understand that most people know Penelope from her time in The Avengers, but I have always loved her late 80s/early 90s work with Birdboys and other acoustic musicians as much, if not more.

I urge you to stop doing whatever you are doing and watch this. SO GOOD. Forward to 22min and listen to “Waiting Room”. Just gorgeous.

and thanks to Penelope, this music was my gateway to all of the SF/Davis/Bay “alternative” music such as Movie Stars, Camper Van Beethoven, Wannabe Texans, and many more.

Recorded for german TV. Transfer from 1st gen VHS.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800U/Canopus ADVC300

Live Concert Video