Texas Tornados- Galaxy Concert Theatre, Santa Ana Ca. 5/24/95 from DAT Master Tape Freddy Fender

Here’s the only time I got to see the Texas Tornados. Johnny Rodriguez’ post from a couple months back prompted me to pull this out and digitize it. Great show, even if the recording is a bit boomy and distant. I have seen so many great shows at that venue under a few different names- Johnny Cash/Uncle Tupelo when it was called Rhythm Concert Cafe, this show and Wilco in May of 95, and then the 1984/crucifix show in 2014 when it was the Observatory. I even saw a show there in 2020- the TSOL 40th anniversary show. The one thing in common with all of those shows is that security is a huge pain in the ass there. Giant thugs who hate cameras must come with the building or something.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 or D7 and Coresound Battery Box mics with Bass rolloff
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496

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Doug Sahm- Galaxy Concert Theatre, Santa Ana Ca. 5/24/95 Audio xfer from Master DAT West Side Horns

A couple of months back my fb friend Johnny Rodriguez was talking about how much he loved Texas Tornadoes, and it prompted me to pull the DAT out of the time I got to see them while I lived in So Cal.
Doug Sahm and his band opened up the show with an “All-San Antonio Band” that includes the West Texas Horns. Nice set and this one sounds better than the Tornadoes set that I’ll post tomorrow.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 (I think, or maybe a TCD-D7) and coresound battery box mics with bass rolloff
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Foo Fighters- Palace, Hollywood Ca. 5/19/95 Audio Only transfer from DAT Master Tape

I already gave my opinion of the venue (acoustic and general vibe) on the Mike Watt post, but this set sounds pretty good. I remember the anticipation leading up to the show- there was no Foo Fighters music available so pretty much everyone was hearing this for the first time. I remember hearing “Big Me” at the show and being hooked right away.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Sony TCD-D7 with Coresound mics with battery box bass rolloff
EQ’d in Sony Sound forge to drop the boomy bass a bit
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile card

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Mike Watt- Palace, Hollywood CA. 5/19/95 w/Eddie Vedder, Carla Bozulich Dave Grohl Audio only DAT

Since Brian McKenna posted the story about the short-handed Sacramento stop of this tour, I thought that I would digitize my DAT master recording of the show at The Palace a few days later… on the 25th anniversary of the show.
Man, I hated the Palace. Security was a huge pain in the ass, and the theater’s acoustics was one of the worst I have dealt with. I am about 15 feet from the left stack and it is still distant, echoey and boomy. My one good palace story was that I once forgot a battery pack for a pavement show (taping through the soundboard) so I faked illness/medical emergency to get out to my car for the pack- they were strict on ins and outs. I thanked the security guy on the way back in and showed him the pack as I strolled back in. heh heh.
I know that Vedder and Grohl performed the entire tour, but I don’t know if Carla did the entire thing. Hearing her sing some of these songs is a real treat. And we also get KIRA on her only appearance of the tour!

The rest of the bands from that night are forthcoming.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with battery box bass rolloff
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ’d in Sony Soundforge to bring the bass down a bit (yes, it was actually bassier than this)

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Hovercraft- Palace, Hollywood Ca. 5/19/95 Audio only xfer from DAT Master tape

Here’s the opening set by Seattle-based Hovercraft. I didn’t know much about them, but it looks like they were active from 1993-2001. They did the entire tour with Watt. Instrumental space rock type of stuff.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Sony TCD-D7 with Coresound mics with battery box bass rolloff
EQ’d in Sony Sound forge to drop the boomy bass a bit
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile card

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Wayne Kramer (from MC5)- Rhino Records, Westwood Ca. 5/18/95

I know, everyone wants local bands or touring bands playing Cattle Club. This one is my choice. 🙂 This was, without a doubt, the loudest concert I have ever seen in a record store. It gets louder and louder, and you can tell as my mic starts to distort. I forgot I was this close to them while filming. ML Compton- were you working at Rhino at this time? Hour long set in a record store. Awesome.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

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Wayne Kramer- Rhino Records, Los Angeles 5/18/95 xfer from master videotape with DAT Audio MC5

Here’s a post with purpose. This guy, Wayne Kramer(original member of the MC5) is coming to Harlow’s tonight to play tracks from MC5’s catalog, along with some new songs from an upcoming MC5 release.
Shockingly, the show has not sold out yet. Harlow’s looks to be the smallest venue of the 2 week tour, and tickets are available at the door. You won’t want to miss this one.
OK, to the video. This in-store was to celebrate/promote the release of The Hard Stuff, released in 95. It remains the loudest in-store I have ever attended. I had posted this before, but the camera audio was distorted- this DAT audio sounds much better, albeit without much vocal in the mix.
I had always thought that I filmed this set, but you can see my plump, dress shirt and big eyeglass wearing ass fiddling with the DAT machine at the end of the set. I guess Todd filmed it. Thanks, Todd!
Oh, and if you have read this far: if you go to the show, seek me (Shayne) out and I will buy you a beer from the bar. I have this $100 gift card that I bought to help venues while closed and I can’t seem to get rid of it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy and Todd Nakamine
Equipment used: Sony TR-81 camcorder, Sony TCD-D3 DAT with coresound mics/battery box bass roloff
Transfer equipment: Sony DCR-TRV340, Sony PCM-R500 with M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Audio/Video synch in Pluraleyes 4.0

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Wilco- Rhino Records, Los Angeles Ca. 5/13/95 Acoustic Xfer from DAT Master Audiotape

Back in the pre-internet days, getting information about shows(especially smaller ones at non traditional venues) was spotty. I once missed an Uncle Tupelo show while I was following them on tour because I didn’t know!
So on the way out of the Wilco show at the Whiskey the night before, someone handed me a flyer. Wilco were playing Rhino Records the next day- I had no idea! While taping this show, I learned that Wayne Kramer was playing a week later! I went to that, then lost contact with what was happening there. That’s how it was then- you must go regularly or you lose out.
This recording sounds really nice for the equipment used- some people have mistaken it for a soundboard. I just had my head about 6 inches from a speaker on one side, and the band was playing into my other ear.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 DAT & Coresound battery box binaural mics w/bass rolloff.

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J Mascis- Mccabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica 5/7/95 xfer from DAT Master

So I was talking to Charlie Passarel and I mentioned that I audiotaped J Mascis on his first solo trek out west. J was clearly nervous- he made a mistake early in the set and ended a song abruptly, in the middle of a lead and looked around to see if anyone noticed. It made me laugh. He settled down and played a killer set. Man, I loved going to McCabes when I lived in L.A.
Oh and PS: I opened up the DAT case to transfer this one today, and there was the ticket stub. So you get that as well.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DAT (D7?) & Coresound mics with battery box & bass rolloff.

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