Fireside- Respectable Cafe, Miami Fl. 4/27/96 xfer from Hi8 Master American Recordings

Here’s another Steve Rogers video from the same show. Fireside appears to be another “one and done” American Records artist. It looks like American picked up the USA distribution of this record from a swedish label. Features Kristofer Åström on guitar and vocals, before his solo career.

Recorded by: Steve Rogers
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into WinDV
Upscale/denoise in Adobe Premier/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Crown Heights- Respectable Cafe, Miami Fl. 4/27/96 xfer from Hi8 Master American Recordings

I recently finished up digitizing Steve Rogers’ collection of Hi8 master videotapes. Steve was based in Stockton and played in the band Surrogate Brains. He moved to Southern Cal in the 1990s, at about the same time that I moved to Whittier.
Steve worked for American Recordings in the mid-1990s, which gave him some pretty amazing opportunities to access bands that don’t typically allow video; one stage-shot video in particular blew me away. You’ll see his stuff being posted over the next few months, along with my stuff, Craig Babb’s PNW stuff and more.
Anyway, here is the first one. All of Steve’s masters are on very high quality Hi8 ME tapes. They produce better quality video than Hi8 MP as a general rule, but the only problem with ME’s is they are not very durable. I can’t play back some of my ME’s anymore- they are shot. Luckily, Steve’s all played back with much issue… except for this tape. You’ll see some lines and a couple quick dropouts.
Crown Heights released one album on American Recordings: More Pricks than Kicks in 1996, then dissolved apparently.

Recorded by: Steve Rogers
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into WinDV
Upscale/denoise in Adobe Premier/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Avail- New York City 4/21/96 Xfer from Low Gen VHS tape Enhanced Tim Barry

Here’s another one from Wayne Triggs’ stack of VHS tapes. Man, this one is super low gen- it almost looks like a master tape, but that’s impossible. No smears/color bleed common with copied VHS tapes.
The date is a guess, but it looks the same as a different angle of the show entitled “AVAIL NYC 4/21” on youtube. The poster put them up on 4/22/06, so I am running with it. Someone tell me if I have it wrong.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne stacy
Equipment used: JVC HR-S9800 and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced via Adobe Premiere Elements (Brightness/contrast) and Neat Video (Denoise)

Live Concert Video

Man is the Bastard- Huntington Beach Library 4/96 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape

Here’s another one from Wayne Triggs’ stack of VHS tapes. There is a shorter, lesser quality version of this show shot from a different angle on YT. This one looks a lot better but sounds just as lousy. I wonder how they were able to get booked at the library.

Recorded by: Wayne’s friend
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800 and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced (denoise only) in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video

Live Concert Video