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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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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