Willie Nelson- King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne FL 1/19/95 xfer from DAT Sbd Clone

Here’s another nice quality soundboard clone, courtesy of a trade with Damon Bramblett back in the 90s. It sounds like it cuts in mid-set, and the length of the show is a bit shorter than what was typical for the time. So, assume that this show is incomplete.
Man, it must be a pretty sweet deal to play the performing arts centers and casinos around the country. Good for Willie.

Recorded by: Willie’s soundman
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Willie Nelson- Kennedy Center, Washington DC January 1995 Clone of DAT Soundboard Complete Show

I caught up with a trading friend from the ’90s. Damon Bramblett was the man with the Johnny Cash audience recordings and these- a treasure trove of Willie Nelson DAT soundboards. He was friends with someone close to Willie, possibly his soundman.. and he has a ton of these recordings. I got about 8? DATs full of them, but that was about it. Damon asked me to digitize some of my copies of the tapes for him, this is the first one.
It sounds pretty nice except for a burst of digi-noise at about the 41:00 markā€¦ thanks to these cheap DATs.
Let me tell you a little about DATs back then- they were expensive. The audio ones cost about $9 each ($5-6 in bulk), but you could find DDS (digital data storage) tapes that would work as audio tapes for WAY cheaper($3). The absolute cheapest/crappiest tapes were DICs. It was common to try to play back a DIC and have problems- to this day, I call them f*cking DICs.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Slayer- Divine Intourvention Tour Rehearsals, Orange Pavillion, San Bernardino 1/11/95 Hi8 master xf

Here is one of the mind-blowing videos from Steve Rogers’ collection of masters. Being an American Recordings employee allowed him access to artists that us ordinary mortals don’t have. Here is Slayer, preparing for tour the day before the Divine Intourvention kicked off in Del Mar.
Audio is a bit distorted but I think that deserves a pass, given the uniqueness of this one.

Recorded by: Steve Rogers
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into PC
Enhanced (degrain/upscale) in adobe premiere elements/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Satan’s Pilgrims- Lost Forest, Portland Or? Mid-1990s Surf Rock

Big thanks to Krista Wheeler in the Pacific Northwest Music Archives FB group for confirming that this show looked like it took place in Portland- there are going to be a lot more questions about vague dates & venue names coming up! She also told me that I messed up and put some of the Satan’s Pilgrims footage at the end of the galaxy trio post. Here is the rest of the Satan’s Pilgrims footage from that night.

Recorded by: Gern (Craig Babb)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Enhanced (brightness/exposure/contrast) and denoise(neat video plugin) in Adobe Premiere

Live Concert Video

Biscuit- Slangin’ Product Demo Early 1990s? Xfer from master tape Sacramento Punk Alternative

Going through Eddie’s tapes has been a lesson in late 80s through 1990s Sacramento local bands. I knew many in here, but there were just as many that I did not know. This is one of them, and it kicks ass.

  1. Family Ties
  2. Martyr
  3. Cookie Jar
  4. Attention Whore
  5. Call My Name

Band: Theo Demas/John MacCallum/Jesse Mitchell/Jeremy Roberts

Recorded by: J.R. Thompson (Thompsen?)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Demo