Janis Ian- Coach House, San Juan Capistrano Ca 6/28/95 xfer from DAT Master Coresound Mics

So I had jokingly mentioned that I typically post content that does not get many views on Monday, so I could call it “Mediocre Monday” where I post not-so-great or obscure recordings. I think I’ll do Mediocre Monday from here on out.
I had thought that this one turned out kinda lousy, but it sounded way better than I remembered… so much for Mediocre Monday today I suppose. My other 2 recordings sound much better though, and you can hear the between song dialog much better there. I’ll get those up one day.
If you are wondering why I am posting a Janis Ian show, it’s because I like her music a lot.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound mics with battery box bass roloff
Transfer with Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Trimmed a little bass off in Sony Soundforge 10

Audio Live Concert

Pavement- E-Werk, Cologne, Germany, 6/26/95 Full Set

Uploaded by: James Grimes.

No lineage or taping info provided. Perhaps this is known, but it wasn’t included in the YouTube footage. As I do some digging, I will add the information here.

Pavement has been featured before on SMA, but not thoroughly. As they formed in Stockton, they of course qualify for inclusion here. A thorough examination of their available output will probably require many, many hours, but as I encountered a tape of the audio (inferior quality to what was online already, sometimes that’s how it goes) for this show while working on other things, I figured including it here would be helpful.


In The Mouth A Desert

Elevate Me

Grave Architecture

Kennel District

Rattled By The Rush


Heaven Is A Truck

Brix Job

Serpentine Pad

Best Friend’s Arm

Half A Canyon

Black Out



Motion Suggests (Itself)


Cut Your Hair

Encore, Encore!

Shoot The Singer


Live Concert Uncategorized Video

Yo La Tengo- Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica Ca 6/20/95 Xfer from master video tape + DAT Audio Enhan

So let’s hope this stays up for a while… Matador seems to get excited about taking down videos.. so here’s a message from me to Matador video takedown person:
“Hi! My channel is not monetized- please claim away and make your money. I also shot video and recorded audio with permission. I am merely posting to share a historical document, nothing more… and it’s not like you are going to release this or anything!”

Anyway, here’s another one of the old 8mm videos that gets the full enhancement treatment via Adobe Premiere/Izotope/Pluraleyes. So happy to finally create final versions of these, after 25 years. This is the best show I have ever seen from YLT.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video Equipment used: Sony TR-81 camcorder
Audio Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 DAT
Video enhance (noise reduction) via Premiere Elements/Neat Video
Audio rebalance (boost bass and guitar a lot) via Izotope
Audio/video synch via Pluraleyes
Thanks to Kevin Haynes for watching the DAT while I was up front videotaping. I wonder what happened to that guy?

Live Concert Video

D.I.- Showcase Theater, Corona Ca. 6/11/95 Part 1 Punk Casey Royer

This video kinda bummed me out. This show was packed and they were amazing… but since my Sony TR81 camcorder tends to have lousy audio, I decided to plug in my coresound mics in to the camera… BAD IDEA. The camera was not made for the mics so it was even more distorted. You can still make out the songs, so here you go.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR81, Coresound Mic


Live Concert Video

Frank Black- Live, Rebroadcast on Japan TV Mid 1990s lossless xfer from 1st gen VHS tape

Here is another one from that Saki Honma tape. There were no details around where Frank is performing here- I bet that some Frank Black fans will be able to tell me where this is from, or if this is a rare one. Let me know.

Recorded by: Sakiko Honma
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HR-S9900U — Datavideo TBC-1000 — Tevion USB capture — Virtualdub
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

See More Glass – Bus Split Cassette Only Album/Demo 6/95 Omnibus Davis Punk Indie Thin White Rope

I posted this a week or so back, and there was some confusion about the tape- we thought that it was a See More Glass tape titled Bus. It is actually a Split tape starting with Bus, with See More Glass starting at about 22:00.

This is not the See More Glass (or Bus) from West Germany, with multiple releases on Discogs. This See More Glass is from Davis.
There is not much info about Bus online as well- you can see the band members names on the insert, they were also from Davis, and this session was recorded by Roger Kunkel from Thin White Rope.
Cassette from Matt Mason’s collection.
Band members and tracklist shows at about 14:00 in. I have NO IDEA how I made 2 pictures happen in the program, or why it switches at 14:00! I need to figure out what I did so I can do it again.

Recorded by: Roger Kunkel
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Demo