Adrenalin O.D.- Dingbatz, Clifton NJ 11/5/22 4K UHD Multicam w/ 3 source matrix audio AOD NYHC NJHC

If it’s Tuesday, it must be time for an AOD post.
Last month, AOD got together for the first time in 8 years to celebrate the release of Dave Scott’s book “If it’s Tuesday this must be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin OD”, which is a hilarious chronicle of not only AOD but the early punk scene in NY/NJ. Dave put a lot of work into the book, pulling from his own surprisingly lucid memories along with a network of old friends’ accounts which makes it a much more detailed account of events than the usual oral history. I laughed out loud a lot while reading it. Available through DiWulf publishing.
Enough of the sales pitch, on to the performance. I think that these 2 performances were better than the 2014 reunion, and some of that had to do with the preparation. Dave (and I assume the rest of the band) practiced for a couple of months ahead of the show and you could really tell.
Unfortunately, the video suffers a bit from lighting challenges. The sound/light man was the highest person actually working a show that I had ever seen and it seems that he forgot to turn on the main stage lights until the last 5 min of the show. So we got red lights which caused my cameras to freak out a bit- I had to dial down the exposure on the G60 so Paul would not overexpose. Get a tan, wouldya?. We did our best. It sounds good- the 3 source mix sounds pretty nice.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50, 3x Gopro Hero 7 black. Should brought the GH5S with this lighting, damnit.
Audio Equipment: DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio Preamp, Sony A10; Sony M10 in soundboard; Rode Videomic Pro on the G50.
Audio mix by Jim McLain
Video edit by Tromster

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Mercyful Fate- Hard Rock Live, Wheatland Ca. 10/30/22 4k UHD Full Show King Diamond

This one hurts. This was such a great show, and I put a lot of effort into bringing my good audio gear in to get a decent (DPA 4061 mics) quality audio recording to match up to this. I get home to listen to the audio and it is distorted. The battery in the preamp was low. Damnit, I have been having terrible luck with audio lately. If anyone has a line on audio, let me know. Nothing through the network of usual suspects or on DIME.
Anyway, the audio on this is fairly clear but lacks punch/low end. I did my best filming, but there were a LOT of phones/hands/ etc in the air. So, if you are wondering why I am focusing on someone other than Hank Sherman when he is playing a lead, it’s because there was a hand, beer or phone in the way. Such is life.
Nice seeing so many old and new friends. I’ll try to list everyone I saw/hung out with.
PS: I have never seen so many happy middle aged dudes singing about satan, in my life.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Panasonic Lumiz ZS200
Enhanced (degrain) in adobe premeire elements

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Fear Gods. – Bowery Electric, New York City 11/4/22 4K UHD Single Cam Version Jack Adrenalin OD

I was organizing the 1TB worth of footage that I shot from last weekend and this one angle turned out good enough to post right away. This is Jack Steeples from AOD’s new band which includes members of Ruth Ruth, Headwound, Blisters and more. Give them a listen- they are very good. I shot 5 angles (this is one of them) and recorded 3 high quality audio sources (this is not one of them), so a full edit is coming someday.
Since I was orchestrating 7 different recording machines, it took me a couple minutes to adjust levels on this one. It gets better after about 3min.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Canon HF G60 and Stock Mic

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Kreator- Hard Rock Live, Wheatland Ca. 10/30/22 4k UHD Full Show open for Mercyful Fate

Kreator opened up the Mercyful Fate show with a ripping set. I have not followed them closely since the 80s, but it was an impressive set. They closed the show with 2 I knew- Pleasure to Kill and Flag of Hate.
Again, the audio is only OK due to a low battery in my DPA audio preamp. D’oh, live and learn.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS-200
Enhanced (denoise) with Adobe Premiere/Neat Video

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Deathryders- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 10/21/22 4k UHD Tales of Terror set Multitrack Sbd audio

Once again, I need to thank Jakobe Ares Moreno for sending the multitrack audio files over so we could synch them up with this video. My audio came out distorted- I think the Rode failed.. so huge thanks!
The synch is all whacked out while they prepare to play for the first 1:50. I should have trimmed that out, sorry. Just forward it to 1:50 and they will start rocking.
Man, they sounded great.

So much to say about this one. I hung out with so many old friends at the show that I only ended up video’ing the Deathryders set. There were a ton (6 or 7) of bands there and the cafe was packed. It was really nice to see everyone show up for the memorial. Pat Stratford was even there, glad to see him out for this.
Deathryders are Dustin Stratford (Charlie’s son), Jakobe Ares (playing Lyon Wong’s guitar), Brian Hanover, Charles Albright playing a set of mostly Tales of Terror songs. I did not catch the bass player’s name.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and multitrack audio from Matt at the cafe
Multitrack mix by Anonymous- thanks Anonymous!

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Deathryders- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 10/21/22 4k UHD Tales of Terror set Charlie Stratford Mem

So much to say about this one. I hung out with so many old friends at the show that I only ended up video’ing the Deathryders set. There were a ton (6 or 7) of bands there and the cafe was packed. It was really nice to see everyone show up for the memorial. Pat Stratford was even there, glad to see him out for this.
Deathryders are Dustin Stratford (Charlie’s son), Jakobe Ares (playing Lyon Wong’s guitar), Brian Hanover, Charles Albright playing a set of mostly Tales of Terror songs. I did not catch the bass player’s name.

So why, you ask, did I decide to post this on Mediocre Monday? Well, 2 reasons. First, I had my laptop with me so I could record a multitrack off the soundboard but Matt was super busy so I decided to rely on the Rode mic instead for audio… and then something went wrong with the mic. I dropped it right before the set, but I have beat the hell out of that thing and it always worked fine. I think I finally killed it.
Anyway, sorry. Maybe they will do another show so I can make up for this. If anyone has decent audio for the full set, please let me know.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and (apparently broken) rode videomic pro stereo

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The Vacant- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Charlie Stratford Benefit Memorial 10/21/22 Multitrack sbd

I want to thank Jakobe Ares Moreno for sending across these multitrack stubs- we were expecting The Deathryders’ set to synch with video, but the file had the entire show! Thank to Matt from the Cafe for getting this all recorded for us.
Here is The Vacant’s set- Charlie was the drummer for the band until he passed away, so Roger and band performed with no drummer. Short set, but the best quality Vacant recording I have heard.
Flyer/poster by Paul Imagine. This was the uncolored draft, I’ll use the final version for the rest of the posts.
If you would like to contribute to Charlie’s gofundme for final expenses, I will add the link in facebook commments.

Recorded by: Matt from the cafe
Mix by Anonymous- thanks Anonymous!

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Cement Eater- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Charlie Stratford Benefit Memorial 10/21/22 Multitrack sbd

I hope this is Cement Eater- I think it is. This benefit show had 6 bands and there are no band announcements. Please let me know if I got it wrong

Flyer/poster by Paul Imagine.
If you would like to contribute to Charlie’s gofundme for final expenses, I will add the link in facebook commments.

Recorded by: Matt from the cafe
Mix by Anonymous- thanks Anonymous!

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Fastcase- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 10/3/22 4K video with Soundboard audio Hardcore

I went to the show on Monday night and did a 5 camera multicam of all the bands.. except fastcase. I thought there were 5 bands on the bill and I did not have enough battery to do 5 bands, and I had assumed Soul Glo were going to play at least an hour… nope. Only 4 bands and they played a total of 90 minutes! That’s an efficient show.
So what I am trying to say is that I could have done a multicam of fastcase but miscalculated in many ways. Sorry.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Sony PCM-M10 through soundboard
Soundboard Rebalance in Izotope Rx8 (bass +5, Guitar +10!)
Audio Video synch in pluraleyes 4

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Medicine- Los Angeles Area, mid-1990’s xfer from Hi8 Master Tape Enhanced

I checked with Steve on this one and we can’t figure out what the venue is. The only venue showing in the mid-90s on setlist.fm is The Roxy, but I don’t recall The Roxy having a balcony like that. Maybe the Whiskey?

Recorded by: Steve Rogers
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340
Enhanced (degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements

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