Alex Chilton- Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 7/15/92 xfer f/ DAT Aud Master Live Big Star

Alex Chilton opened the 2nd night of Robyn Hitchcock at the GAMH. I had never heard his music before (I was a latecomer to Big Star etc like most people). In fact, my memory is hazy on this but I think AC opened the first night as well, and I did not tape but liked it a lot. It was only later that I learned of his legendary stature with Big Star and Box Tops.
Sounds pretty good, better than the hitchcock recordings from that run.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM300 mic
Transfer with Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Alex Chilton- Mercury Cafe, Denver Co 9/28/91 DAT Clone Soundboard Big Star

I know some people might be like “AC AGAIN?? OMG POST THE DAMN AFTERSHOCK VIDEOS!!!”. Let me explain- I have just learned that pluraleyes can bulk synch my aftershock videos to MUCH better audio and still keep the 4k resolution, so I plan to clean the videos up a bit (that graininess drives me crazy), then synch the pieces of the video, then join them together and post. This will take 1-2 days of processing per video, depending on the length of the set. So, be patient, I want to make them as good as they can be so I don’t need to post multiple versions of the same show.
Anyway, here is a really nice quality and nicely mixed show from Alex. This kind of board mix usually doesn’t happen in small clubs.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Alex Chilton- Velvet Slego, Rimini Italy 2/5/88 xfer from low gen VHS tape Big Star Live

It’s video weekend! Back in the late 80s/early 90s, I (and a lot of my friends) used to trade a lot overseas. It was a challenge trading videotapes with Europe since they used a different VHS video format and worldwide VCRs were $1000. In addition, a lot of bootlegs were being manufactured and distributed out of Italy- it was the hub of bootlegs. This was before email so you never really got to know your trading friend like you do today. It was like mailing tapes into a big black hole and hoping they would come back. Sometimes, they didn’t come back and you would hear stories about people being busted and their collections being bulldozed- that’s what I heard about this Italian trader. Luckily, I was never sucked into that whole legal aspect of things, probably because I never sold tapes…. or maybe it was dumb luck.

Anyway, here is one from the Italian trader whose name I have forgotten. It is an hour-long set of Alex Chilton from Italy in 1988. Sounds great for a video from back then. Picture is decent.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800 and Canopus ADVC300. I think I might have used TBC.

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Alex Chilton- Backdoor, SDSU, San Diego Ca. 10/29/87 xfer from 2nd gen cassette Big Star Live

Man, would I hate to be a facebook employee today. It sounds like someone made a huge mistake over there and screwed up their IP routing, which then made their internal network non-functional, locking employees out of the building. So, if you were having a bad monday, there are others who have it worse.
Here’s another Alex Chilton set. Here’s what the biggest AC fan I know, Ross Weyman, had to say about it:
Another great Alex show – lots from the High Priest album which was one of my favs. With a few surprises like “Barrooms to Bedrooms” by David Willis (apparently some old country tune – lol – he had a knack). I’ll keep an eye out for your requests . Setlist is as follows:
intro
Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo
Thing For You
Make A Little Love
Disco Lady (Johnnie Taylor)
Volare
September Gurls
B.A.B.Y.
Lost My Job
Thank You, John
Dalai Lama
Little GTO
Bangkok
Goldfinger
Money Talks
Come By Here
Take It Off
Save Your Love For Me (Nancy Wilson)
No Sex
Alligator Man
Barrooms To Bedroom (David Willis)
Rockin’ Daddy (Eddie Bond and his Stompers)

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

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Alex Chilton- Kir, Hamburg Germany 5/19/86 xfer from unknown gen audiotape cassette Big Star Live

Here’s another show by Alex Chilton, from a small club in Hamburg. I have more AC coming up. This one seems to be the first half of the set only. We can’t identify a track, so if anyone has any idea, please let me know.

Setlist:
intro
Sick and Tired
Bangkok
It’s All Your Fault
Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo
B.A.B.Y.
Rock Hard
Take It Off
My Rival
Forbidden Love
(Unknown)
Rubber Room
Lost My Job….

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

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Alex Chilton- Errols, Goteborg Swedem 4/18/86 xfer from 2nd gen cassette Live Big Star Canned Heat

Here’s a unique set by AC- the biggest Chilton fan/collector I know (Ross Weyman) had never heard him perform the Canned Heat or Professor Longhair covers before. That club looks tiny.

Setlist:
intro
Sick & Tired
Bangkok
In The Street
The Letter
B.A.B.Y.
Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo
Take It Off
Let Me Get Close To You
Honking Down The Highway
The Gavotte
September Gurls
Lonely Weekends
Lost My Job
Rubber Room
On The Road (Canned Heat)
Shake It
No Sex
Go To The Mardi Gras (Professor Longhair)
Underclass
Unbangi Stomp
Kizza Me
The Look Of Love

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

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