Pete Droge- Warner Brothers Lot, Burbank Ca. 6/26/96 xfer from Hi8 Master Tape

Ugh, long weekend outside at kids sports tournaments have kicked my allergies into high gear. I’ll keep this one short and hope this headache goes away.
Here is another one that Steve Rogers filmed, and had access because of his A&R job. Pete Droge playing an industry event at the Warner Backlot. Looks great and sounds decent to start, but the audio distorts as it gets louder.

Recorded by: Steve Rogers
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into workstation
Enhanced (light degrain) in adobe premiere elements/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Fastbacks- Electric Factory, Philadelphia Pa 6/19/96 xfer from Master Audiocassette/DAT

My friend Derek Purtell had asked me to send him some fastbacks shows, and this one was such a good performance that I figured I would post it today. There’s nothing quite as fun to listen to as a fastbacks set when they are “on”.
I think they are opening for Pearl Jam here, but I can’t find any info online about the show. They mention being “another Seattle band” at the beginning of the set.
Whoever taped this did a really nice job, given the gear. The old analog D3 was the lowest end pro walkman you could get.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCMR500 and M-audio Audiophile 2496 card, transfer of analog master-DAT clones.
Taped with coresound mics

Audio Live Concert

Groovie Ghoulies- Old Ironsides, Sacramento 6/96 1st gen VHS-DVD

So I was an early adopter with all of this VHS to DVD conversion stuff. I bought a capture card in 2001 for WAY too much money and transferred a few videos at lesser quality than what I can do today. I borrowed a few of Ken Doose’s tapes and transferred them. This is one- the Ghoulies at Old I in 1996. Thanks Ken for offering this tape up!

Recorded by: Ken Doose

Live Concert Video

Robyn Hitchcock- Interview and Live Acoustic on CBC Real Time Radio 6/8/96 xfer from 1st gen cassette

Here’s a short one to ease yourself into the 4 day workweek. It was at the end of the Belly tape that Joel Gershon sent me. Unfortunately, it cuts off. It sounds really great, what a bummer. I heard that someone was given Joel’s collection, but I have never seen anything surface since he left.

Recorded by: Joel Gershon off FM
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Performance

Mother Hips- House of Blues, Hollywood Ca 6/7/96 Backstage interview and acoustic xfer from Hi8 Mast

Man, this is unbelievably cool. There is about a 35 minute interview with the band, and then a few acoustic songs with Tim and Greg (I think). Recorded by the legend, Steve Rogers. Thanks Steve!
PS: This tape is marked as House of Blues only, I am assuming that this is Hollywood since it was close to Steve at the time.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340
Enhanced (Degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video

Live Performance Video

Metallica – Tower Records Parking Lot, Sacramento, CA 6-4-96

Go figure. I punch in Sacramento in the search area on my youtube channel and a Metallica show is the first thing to pop up. Really enjoyed the experience of filming these rare flatbed truck gigs.

What a cool day this was. Metallica planned to perform LIVE 3 shows in one day to promote the upcoming release of the LOAD record in 3 different tower records parking lots…3pm San Jose, 6pm Concord, 9pm Sacramento. Since I lived in Concord that one excited me the most. But since the city of Concord would not issue the permits the band were only able to pull off San Jose and Sacramento which were both filmed. MFTMON was next to me shooting as well.

Recorded by: Gary Shurtleff

Equipment Used: Sony ?

Live Concert Video

Mothball Fleet- 6th Annual Davis Musicians Co-op, Vets Aud 1996

This one was a surprise- it is not labeled on the tape. I am a huge Thin White Rope fan, so I was happy to see this surface. Thanks to Brian Grattidge for confirming that they did play the show. Thanks also to Rusi Gustafson who fills us in: “This one-shot amalgamation of Acme and Curbfeelers members played completely improvised music on the side of the stage in between the other bands’ sets. We called ourselves Mothball Fleet. I don’t see Dave Thompson, but I’m pretty sure he was there too”


Additional help by: Brian Grattidge, Rusi Gustafson

Live Concert Video