Prayer Wheel- Plays the Blues Demo 1996 Sacramento Rock Band xfer from master audio tape

Here’s the next one from Eddie Jorgensen’s pile- a demo of Prayer Wheel from 1996! It sounds like some of the band members (looking at you Eric) may not even have a copy. I know I’ve never seen this before.

Tracks:
Gasoline
Silence is Golden
Cockroach
Get Your Own Goat
Down Home

Recorded by: Matt
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiopile 2496 card

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Playground- No Angel Demo 1996ish xfer from Master Cassette

Here’s another gem from Brian McKenna’s endless box of stuff. I compared these tracks with the official release on the band’s bandcamp page, and they sound like totally different versions. They are a different mix at minimum. Great band, bummed I never got to see them.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon- Audiophile 2496 card- sony soundforge

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God Squad- Sampler Demo 1996 xfer from master cassette tape Sacramento Alternative Rock

Here’s another one from Eddie’s collection. God Squad were a mid-90s Sacramento band. The odd thing about this one is that this tape is labeled “Sampler”. Cassette samplers were typically distributed by record labels and featured a couple songs from a full-length release. I don’t see any full-length releases on Discogs.

Tracks: Dark Clouds/Gruff

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

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The Pants- Demo 1996 xfer from master cassette Burlington Vermont produced by Trey Anastasio Phish

Here is another one from Dan Pettit’s collection. When he sent me his notes about the tapes a while back, he did not even mention that Trey from Phish was involved with this one. Maybe be of interest to Phish fans. The band also ran in the same circles as weirdo rock legend James Kochalka.

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

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Yahtzee Punks- Secret Center Sacramento Comp with No Kill I, Knockoffs, Nar, The Bananas more master

Here is the last Secret Center post for now. I know I promised posts for the rest of the week, but I blew it early by posting 2 in one day because I had to hide/post the No Kill I tape unnanounced.
Anyway, this is the tape I have been trying to find for years. I owe the secret center guys a huge thanks, and I even got a personalized, colored Yahtzee card. Nice!
Features a ton of bands as shown in the image. I was looking for the Knockoffs and Nar songs specifically, but all of the bands are great.

Compiled by Scott Miller/Secret Center

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Cassingle Classics- Secret Center Sacramento Comp w/Sacto Apes, Similar Guys, Ninjas, Carnies MORE

A couple months ago after I posted the Xeroxica tape, Jason Dezember reached out and asked if I wanted a better quality version of the tape. He then got me in contact with Scott Miller (from Secret Center Records) who sent me a nice care package of all kinds of cool stuff, including the Yahtzee Punks comp which I had been trying to find for years!
So the rest of this week(until Saturday) is Secret Center week. I really appreciate it. The first one is the Cassingle Classics comp with a bunch of bands I was not familiar with. Great lofi punk! Zoom up the pic into full screen for the tracklist.

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

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