Matthew Sweet- Tower Records, Chicago Il. 8/24/95 Live in-store Audio Only WXRT-FM xfer from master

After 8.5 hours straight of meetings today, I finally get a break.
I kinda blew my wad on the cool archival video stuff early this week, so you get audio for a few days. Man, I love Matthew Sweet. He always seems to get lumped into the “90s alternative” bucket of bands, but all I hear is a great songwriter. Killer power pop.
This is an in-store concert broadcast broadcast on WXRT in Chicago, who were probably the best station in the country for live broadcasts back then. I hope they are still relevant, and didn’t go the route of KROQ.

Recorded by: Paul Galis (I think) off radio onto cassette, transferred to my DAT.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer equipment: Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496

Audio Live Performance

Beck- Lollapalooza, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine Ca. 8/14/95 Xfer from DAT Master Audience

Back to the Lollapalooza 95 DAT master recordings. Here is the Beck set- he played early in the day- right after Jesus Lizard. This was in between the Mellow Gold (1994) and Odelay (1996) releases, but he does material from the upcoming Odelay album. Pretty cool. People got a little chatty around me during this one.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with bass roll off
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Elastica- Lolapalooza, Irvine Meadows, Irvine Ca 081495 DAT Master xfer Coresound Mics Alternative

Here’s the last Lollapalooza 95 show on this DAT. I taped more but they were all 2nd stage after this, I think. Anyway, this one is a little bassy, as most coresound recordings are.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7, Coresound Binaural mics w/ battery box bass rolloff.
Transfer with Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Pavement- Lollapalooza, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine Ca. 8/14/95 DAT Master xfer 2nd Stage

I wasn’t planning on posting this one today, but a few people asked me for it and it happened to be on the audio PC’s hard drive, already transferred from DAT. Awesome set- Opens with you’re killing me, includes Maybe Maybe, Box Elder, Forklift and a bunch of stuff off of Slanted and Enchanted. At the time, I thought it was the best show ever.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with bass roll off
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Jesus Lizard- Lollapalooza, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine Ca. 8/14/95 Xfer from DAT Master Aud

I know a lot of my friends went to the Lolla show in Sacramento, but I was living in Whittier at the time so I went to Irvine. The one upside of going to Irvine was Pavement- they played a “deep cuts” set on the second stage after playing a set on the main stage earlier in the day. It was awesome and totally worth hanging at the second stage for a good part of the day.
Anyway, here is Jesus Lizard’s opening set. I think they opened, it was the first band I taped that day.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with bass roll off
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Swans- Roxy, Hollywood Ca. 8/10/95 Michael Gira xfer from DAT Master Audio R.I.P. Bill Rieflin

I am part of a northwest music facebook group, and I heard that Bill Rieflin passed away. I did not know who he was, so I looked him up… WOW. He was not only the drummer for many of my favorite bands (he was in SO MANY BANDS), but he was unbelievably talented. I tend to focus on drums a lot when listening to music, which is probably due to my cousin Tony Schwartz being a drummer in my formative years. I did not even realize that he was the drummer in this incarnation of The Swans that I saw until I looked up the band member timeline… and I recall that the drummer kicked ass.
So this was at the Roxy, who were a complete pain in the ass about taping. I had to smuggle the gear into the club, and then hide the DAT deck in my pocket (mics on eyeglasses). I set the levels at a “reasonable level” (levels used for Foo Fighters a couple weeks earlier at the same club… I check the deck about 15min in and the levels were PEGGED! Shit. In my haste to change levels without being seen, I unplug the mics. So I lose about 1-2min of the show.
So in summary, it was f*cking LOUD, is not great for the 1st 15min or so.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCDD7 & Coresound mics w/battery box and bass rolloff

Audio Live Concert

D.I. – The Barn, Riverside Ca 8/5/95 xfer from DAT Master Soundboard Complete Show Rebalanced

Man, this one was a tough one to prepare. I rebalanced it four times before being ok with it. It’s an odd mix- guitar and vocals are up in the mix, snare and bass buried.
I am a huge fan of the band- I have been recording their shows for 35(!) years. This one was a special set- when you see D.I. you usually get 45-60 minutes of the hits. On this night, they did songs off of State of Shock (which is rare in itself), but they were also writing new material that apparently never saw the light of day. There is a song in the set called Talk Show Murders that I don’t remember being released anywhere. It makes sense- the band didn’t release their next album of original material until 2007- 12 years later with a completely different lineup.
I shot video of about half the set. I need to get this synched up to it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 into soundboard
Rebalance via Izotope Rx8 (Vocal +1, Bass +8, Snare +4)

Audio Live Concert