Son Volt- Press Club, Sacramento Ca. 3/29/96 xfer from DAT Master Live Tape

This show was VERY memorable. Brian booked Son Volt at the TINY Press Club. In between the time that he booked them and the date of show “Drown” became a minor rock radio hit. So Press Club was the most packed I had ever seen it. I wonder how many people were in there that night… Just for perspective, Son Volt played The Fillmore the next night.
Show sounds pretty damn good given the circumstances.
Side note: I followed them and recorded 5 shows across California on this run.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 DAT, Coresound binaural mics with battery box & bass rolloff.

show flyer from Chris Frey’s collection

 

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Son Volt- KSCA Music Hall, Los Angeles Ca 3/26/96 xfer from DAT Master Jay Farrar live in studio

Here’s another Son Volt radio appearance from their March of 1996 tour- this one from KSCA. KSCA was the big commercial “adult alternative” station, and the interview reflects as much. They handle it pretty well.

Recorded by: Kevin Haynes and gifted to me
Equipment used: He had a TCD-D7 I think
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Son Volt- KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic 3/25/96 live in studio xfer from DAT Master Tape

Here’s a short one for you today, but it sounds really good. This happened a few months after I moved from L.A. back to Sacramento, so Kevin Haynes must have taped this for me and sent me the master tape. Thanks Kevin, wherever you are
Features a few songs acoustic and deliciously awkward interview

Recorded by: Kevin Haynes
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Chixdiggit- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo. 3/8/96 DAT Master Soundboard Clone Rebalanced Live

Here is a band I totally missed when they were touring all the time, but have since become a band I really loved. Thankfully, my friend Jim Utz taped their opening set for Presidents of the USA back in 1996 with his DAT machine. Thanks Jim!
I was actually listening to my first rebalance job on this and didn’t like it. The vocals were buried and KJ’s vocals need to be up front… so I worked it a second time. I boosted the vocals, cranked the bass, and bumped up the guitar a little. I am happy with it.

Recorded by: Jim Utz
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope RX7: Vocals +5db, Bass +5db, Guitar +2.5db.

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10000 Maniacs- Marquee at the Tralf, Buffalo NY 3/8/96 Live Soundboard xfer from 1st gen tape

Here’s a real treat today. Someone had asked me to transfer a tape that had part of this show. I figured that it would be nice to transfer this entire show as well. This is another one of Joel Gershon’s seemingly lost archives. Recorded through soundboard with band permission.
I love this era of the Maniacs- it is the full “classic” lineup of Buck/Augustiniak/Drew/Gustavson, PLUS John Lombardo from the early days (my favorite era), and Mary Ramsey on vocals. You get old 10,000 maniacs songs along with some John & Mary sings I think. Great stuff.
The mix was pretty weak so I fixed it up in Izotope RX7

Recorded by: Joel Gershon
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Boost guitar/bass/snare in Izotope RX7

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