Happy Monday everyone! I am taking a break from the KROQ Acoustic Xmas daily posts for a few days to bring a little more variety. First one is from another L.A.- area broadcast, recorded by Kevin Haynes. This is an interview and album tracks only, no in studio performance.
Recorded by: Kevin Haynes Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
Here is another uncirculated DAT clone from Kevin Haynes’ collection of masters. When I lived in L.A., I was at home often with young kids so Kevin would hit a lot of the indie/alternative shows and tape them with his gear. This one sounds really clear, but it was lacking on the low end. I tried to EQ it a bit so it at least had a little bottom.
Recorded by: Kevin Haynes Recording Equipment: Sony TCD-D7 and ECM737? mic. Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Transfer equipment: Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card EQ in sony soundforge 10
Hm, this one is odd. The band is clearly playing an opening set so the stage volume should not be an issue, but the recording has vocal distortion. I wonder what happened- the Troub has a decent sound system. Anyway, uncirculated Air Miami so yay.
Recorded by: Kevin Haynes Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and ECM737 mic(I think) Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Here’s one that I taped with the DAT machine a little over 27 years ago. I missed the first 4 songs, and I can’t remember exactly why. I recall being super tired(I went to both Palace shows the 2 nights before and went to work during the day) and getting stuck in bad L.A. weekend traffic. It was a long drive- it would have been 3.5 hours with no traffic and I think it took me about 5hrs to get ther. I must have come in late. Shoutout to Remko for plugging me right in to the soundboard. It was an odd show. I remember it being very loose- to the point that the band were having a “make your instrument fart” contest between songs. The DAT machine I used to record the show was out of alignment (they would break down about every 6 months) and it had some static when I had played it in the past, but I don’t hear it on this transfer. Sony PCM-R500 for the win! I rebalanced this in Izotope to bring up vocals and guitar. I thought about re-doing it, but the vocals come up later in the set. Good enough. Oh, and check out that ticket stub. $10 with a $3 fee, and I bought the ticket less than 2 weeks before the show. That’s quite a bit different than buying $100 tickets a year in advance…
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope RX7: Vocals +4, Guitar +5, everything else flat.
Here’s the last set from Wayne Triggs’ VHS tape with Avail, Strife, Earth Crisis etc. This is a partial set from Integrity- it runs until the VHS tape cuts. I wonder if the full set (and the master tapes) are still out there somewhere.
Recorded by: Wayne’s friend Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HR-S9800 and Canopus ADVC300 Enhance and degrain in Adobe Premiere/Neat Video
Late post today- it’s been a rough day. Here is another one from Wayne Triggs’ collection. His friend filmed some mid-90s hardcore shows. This weekend, I am posting sets from (I think) the same show. Here is Strife with an EARLY set. They talk about their upcoming LP, One Truth. Cool to see them in their home area in such a small place.
Recorded by: Wayne Triggs’ friend Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HR-S9800 and Canopus ADVC300 Enhanced in Adobe Premiere and Neat Video (Brightness, Contrast, Noise reduction)
Here’s an interview with Chris Douridas and Letitia/Tim from stereolab. Unfortunately no live performance, includes some album tracks. From Kevin Haynes’ collection- he taped it off KCRW on DAT, this is from a clone of the master.
Recorded by: Kevin Haynes Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
I did not have time to remix this one, so it will sound a bit raw. Turn up the bass on your stereo a little, haha. I took my step son to this show. He was 11 year old and weighed about 80lbs. When Green Day and Beastie Boys played, the crowd went apeshit and we were crushed/blocked in with a bunch of other people. We would pick our feet up and move 10-15ft at a time. It was both fun and terrifying. You will hear that the recording suffers a bit from the chaos & me yelling to my stepson(safety was a priority at that point) , but I like it anyway.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 & Nakamichi CM300 mic