Henry Rollins- Crest Theater, Sacramento Ca. 1/24/97 audio only xfer DAT Sbd master tape Spoken Word

Here is the last time I ever taped Rollins with permission. Henry used to trade tapes back in the 1980s and he would usually be pretty cool with taping. I got the OK to video in 1988 and audio this time. I taped another Crest spoken work show in 2003 from the audience.
This show was a blast. I met Andy Field for the first time- he did sound at the show. I heard that he (or someone) has some old soundboard recordings from Sacramento’s early days of punk, but I can’t seem to get a hold of him. If anyone knows how to get in contact with him, lmk. It would be great to get those shows on the archive.

Warning: This show contains a ton of profanity and is SUPER dynamic. I tried to compress it as much as possible, but it is still very quiet in spots, and super loud in others. Just think- it was worse before!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 into the soundboard

Audio Live Concert

Vile: Vile-ation Demo 1997 xfer from master demo tape Concord California Death Metal

Here’s another ripper from Eddie Jorgensen’s collection. I must admit that I have never been a fan of this vocal style, but these guys do it well. Production is top notch for a demo as well… and now I see why. Vocalist Juan Urteaga recorded and mixed this, and he went on to do some big things production wise! Cool!

Juan Urteaga- Vocals
Colin Davis- Guitar
Jim Tkacz- Guitar
Matt Faivre- Bass
Mike Hamilton- Drums

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

Audio Demo

Okra Pickles- Five Bucks Demo Tape 1997 Transfer from Master Cassette Sacramento Gwamba

Here’s something for Shari and Gwamba today. An old demo from 1997, once again from the collection of Eddie Jogensen. Nice quality!
Tracks(in case you don’t want to read upside-down):
Weapon is a Microphone
Corduroy Brown
Top of the world (yes, the Carpenters’ version)
Get Some Santa Claus

Recorded by: Joe Johnston at Pus Cavern
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496

Audio Demo

Playground- Unreleased Demo Late 90’s xfer from band archive cassette Sacramento Davis Punk

I got buried with projects over here and missed posting some of these tapes that I digitized a while back.
This first one comes from Matt Mason of Playground. The band recorded a demo that has never seen the light of day, until now. Thanks for letting me get this posted for you!
Tracklist on J-card image

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

Audio Demo

Forever Goldrush- 4 Song Demo Tape Mid 90s? Xfer from master Cassette Sacramento Alt. Country

Man, this demo sounds like super early sessions of the band. Very cool, a little different than their later stuff that was a bit more country. Wow! Another one from Eddie Jorgensen’s collection.


  1. Pack it Up
  2. Lonely Boy
  3. Spools of Thread
  4. Rock My World

Recorded live at After Six Studios
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Namakichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Demo