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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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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