7 Seconds- Empire, Belfast Ireland 5/24/04 xfer from unknown DV? tape hardcore

Here is the last 7 Seconds video I’m posting for now. I got this one in trade about 10 years ago and it had no source info. It looks like it is from a DV source. It is super over exposed and the red lights did not help the picture quality- red is the enemy of consumer cameras. The venue seems odd as well- the place looks tiny and no one is moving.

Anyway, no recorded by or transfer info. I dunno.

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Party Time- Last Show, Portland OR 5/22/04 pre- Red Fang xfer from 8mm master enhanced

Here’s a rare one. Before David Sullivan, John Sherman and Bryan Giles were Red Fang, they were 3/4 of this Portland-based band… Or this might have been a side project. Anyway, this looks to be the only complete video of them around.

Recorded by: Craig Babb
Transfer by: Shayne stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere elements and neat video

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Quasi- Empire, Sacramento Ca. 5/21/04 xfer from master tape! Sleater Kinney

I had been a fan of Samuel Coomes’ work ever since The Donner Party in the late 80s. I stumbled across Quasi by accident in 1997. I bought tickets to their SF shows in 1998 and 1999 (including one with Elliot Smith), and something always came up and I never made it. This was my first and only time seeing them. Check out R&B Transmogrification, Featuring Birds, and my favorite Field Studies albums. Also features Janet Weiss from Sleater Kinney on drums.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy


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Final Summation- Kimo’s, San Francisco Ca 5/16/04 xfer from Band archive audiotape

I was poking around my hard drive last night and found a whole bunch of stuff that hasn’t been posted yet. Good news, since work and home life have kept me too busy to digitize anything.
Here is a nice sounding show from Final Summation. The tape just said “FS KIMO LIVE”. I thought that KIMO was a radio station’s call letters, but it appears to be a now-defunct place in SF. It was made somewhat famous when Metallica did some Ramones covers there in 2002.
From Jordan Wolfe’s archive

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

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Camper Van Beethoven- The Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 5/15/04 VIDEO w/Soundboard Audio


Man, I cannot remember for the life of me how the band was able to get me into the warfield with my video camera, and they also gave me soundboard access. I wonder if their (super cool) soundman did that for me. Anyway, I am super thankful because the video and audio turned out great. This was a special 21st anniversary show, so EVERYONE was there- Molla, Immergluck, and all the regulars. Except Bill, Bill was not there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Unknown model Aiwa Mini DV video camera, Sony TCD-D7 DAT

Audio/video synch by Sam Habash.


The end of the CVB set is about  set is an hour and 4 min into this video:

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Cracker- Empire, Sacramento Ca 5/13/04 Xfer from DV Master with Soundboard Matrix Audio

BONUS POST! So, Cracker is playing close to Sacramento- they are doing 2 shows at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato this weekend. It’s sold out, but there are a lot of tickets floating around on the Cracker Crumbs FB group. I’ll be at the show tomorrow!

Anyway, I recently digitized the master DV tape of both the Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven sets. Jim McLain Taped through the soundboard that night, so he took my video and cleaned it up, then synced the soundboard audio to it. Glorious!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy (Video) and Jim Mclain (Audio)

Audio recorded by Jim with AKG mics + soundboard through a Behringer mixer
Soundboard synch/Video cleanup: Jim Mclain

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Cracker- Empire, Sacramento Ca 5/13/04 xfer from MiniDV Master Tape Camper Van Beethoven Live Video

My original plan to do a pluraleyes synch for a different video for today’s post went south, so here is a nice backup from the collection of master videos.
It still blows my mind that Camper suffered what seemed to be a permanent breakup in 1990… then fast forward 10 years and they did the traveling apothecary with Camper and Cracker together in 2000, to this show. There are 4 members of CVB playing on some of these songs! So awesome, and so thankful it all worked out in the end.
I think Jim McLain might have also filmed this and maybe even recorded through the soundboard. It would be cool to edit them someday if so.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic DV Camcorder (one of the early models)

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