Bottle Rockets- Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica Ca. 4/22/95 xfer from 8mm master! LIVE

So the bottle rockets used to play unbelievably loud and I was only using the stock mic on the Sony TR81 camera, so the audio is totally distorted. I tried to get a DAT soundboard recording, but the traveling soundman was not allowing it. Oh well. It looks like there are ZERO videos of the Bottle Rockets on YT from 1995, so it has that going for it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR81


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The Bottle Rockets- Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica Ca. 4/22/95 master videotape enhanced DAT Audio

Here’s one that I filmed 25+ years ago and it didn’t turn out very good. The lighting was low and the stock audio on the camera distorted, especially later in the set. I was able to brighten it up and degrain it in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat video, plus Kingbean synched up the not great but not distorted DAT audio that I also did. So, this is as good as it’s going to get. I put the time into it because I love the band, plus there are zero full sets from this early out there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR-81 Camcorder, TCD-D7 DAT, Coresound Binaural Mics w/ Battery Box bass rolloff.
DAT EQ in Sony Soundforge 10
Audio/Video sync by Kingbean

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Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett- Mccabe’s, Santa Monica Ca. 4/14/95 xfer from DAT Master Tape

Man, what an unbelievably brutal week. Work + the kids= no sleep and lots of stress. So I jumped through a bunch of hoops to go to see KEPI play with one of my all time favorite drummers- Roy MacDonald… and my car’s “check engine” light comes on. So, the night is trashed.

So instead, you get another new post to the archive. McCabe’s Guitar Shop is a magical place. They sell guitars up front, and the back room is an intimate performance room. They have hosted some huge artists there.

Wilco had released their first album “A.M.” 2 weeks before this show. Jeff & Jay came to McCabe’s to play this show, which is odd.- it was a one off show and they were back in L.A. a month later with a full band. This sounds way better than I remember.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 & Coresound Binaural mics w/battery box bass rolloff

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Down by Law- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 4/11/95 xfer from master videotape

No videos from me today- Pluraleyes did not synch part of a show that I had been working… so it is BONUS VIDEO TIME!!

Here’s another pleasant surprise from Kirk Janowiak and Marty Sertich- Down by Law at the Cattle from 1995. By the time I moved back from L.A. in November of 1995, Cattle Club would be gone. Brian & Jerry, what was the last show ever promoted as Cattle Club?

Recorded by: Martin Sertich

Transfer by: Kirk Janowiak

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