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