Recorded by Tom Zappas
Have you ever been “late to the party” with a band? Well, Donner Party became one of my favorite bands in the early ’90s because I saw them play at UC David Coffeehouse in 1989. They blew me away. I had my video camera there and did not film because I was worried about running out of batteries (D’oh!)… so I figured I would just catch them next time. Then they broke up and I was to never see them again, or so I thought. In 2000, Innerstate records released their discography in a 2-CD set and they played a one-off show for it’s release. This was the only show they did, 10 years later. I know, because I approached Sam about doing a show in Sac and he politely declined. 🙂 This is my Sony TR-81 video mixed with Jason Sherrett’s Sonic Studios DAT recording. For Melanie Clarin DeGiovanni and anyone else who still loves and remembers the band.
This is part 1 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Sony TR-81, Sonic Studios DAT Audio
Additional help by: Jason Sherrett
Man, am I glad to finally get this one posted. This tape was the hardest tape I have ever transferred. It took me unscrewing the screws in the tape’s shell, trying 4 VCRs, a VHSC camcorder(bought and returned 3 cables for this one), and 2 VHSC to VHS adapters. I will attach a pic of the pile of gear to my FB posts, so you can laugh along with(at?) me. Thank to Jordan Wolfe for unknowingly letting me borrow his battery-powered VHSC to VHS adapter- the one that actually worked.
Thanks to Donald Todd Reilly Jr. for trusting me with his tapes for longer than expected.
Recorded by: Don’s mom
Equipment used: VHSC Camcorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HR-S7800U and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced (brightness/contrast/noise reduction) in Adobe Premiere Elements