This is going to be long. The mix gets better at about 17:00.
I had transferred this DAT a few months ago and was planning to post it for a couple of friends who I know are big fans- Lane Campbell being one of them… but I wasn’t totally happy with the mix. Lane had been missing for a week from the Chicago area, and they found his body yesterday. I never met Lane, but he was the heart and soul of the Postcardfromhell email list that I have been part of for the past 20 years. He had a rough presence on the internet but he was always super cool to me(possibly because of our mutual love of Barbara Manning’s music)… and I have been told that in person, he was a totally different person than his online persona. He was a person who didn’t forget a name or face, and brought people together. I’m sorry that I did not get to meet him. I wish I got this posted for him a couple months back- he would have gotten a kick out of it.
This recording was made in the era when I would go to the club and use a battery-powered 4 channel mixer to tap into, then boost the levels of the soundboard, live. I would have these HUGE Nova Pro headphones on my head inside the club or on the sidewalk, trying to hear the mix as I went. Apparently, I was having some difficulty with the setup. You can hear the raw mix at the start (all vocals), then I dink around with it forever (found the drums a few minutes in) to get it right. I finally get it dialed at about 17:00 in… then I lose the guitars for the encore. No idea why.
This show is memorable because it was one of the first shows in the USA with her new band, the Go-Luckys… which is my favorite incarnation next to the SF Seals. She also gets totally zapped/electrocuted by the mic about halfway through the set, which sent her stumbling to the back wall of the stage. It was a scary moment.
Anyway, raise a glass for Lane. I might just go on a Barbara Manning bender over here and post stuff for a week or so.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Roland MX-5 Mixer
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card