Butthole Surfers- Lollapalooza, Shoreline Amp, Mt View Ca. 7/26/91 Audio xfer from DAT Master

Next up on the bill was Butthole Surfers. I had seen videos of their performances, but this was the first time I had ever seen them live. I don’t know if a 2pm start time suited them well- they are better in the dark with strobes, videos, and dancers. Still cool.

This was the first big show I taped with the DAT- I got it less than 4 weeks before the show. I was all stressed out with trying to sneak the gear in (I could not get a D6 in for a show in 1989), but it was easy. I snuck in the TCD-D3, 2 battery packs, Sony ECM-909 mic, Marantz PMD-430, 2 nakamichi CM-300 mics, and a hundred feet of mic cable. We put the battery packs in the bottom of snack cracker boxes, and the PMD430(which is HUGE) rolled in a blanket. So funny.
I was super sick at the show, so you can hear me coughing at times.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3, Sony ECM-909 Mic
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Butthole Surfers- Club Minimal, Sacramento Ca. 12/10/83 xfer from master cassette w/Nakamichi Dragon

Before I get started on this, I wanted to give a HUGE thank you to Tim Soriano for loaning me his master tape to digitize. Thanks also to Jennifer Curtsinger who connected me & Tim about a year ago about this. Thanks to Scott Soriano for bringing the tape to Tim from his place in SF.

One of my biggest music regrets was missing the entire Club Minimal scene. I started going to Clear & Distinct shows in 1985- the year after Minimal closed down. I have been searching for tapes from Minimal for 35 YEARS now. I see flyers with so many of my favorite bands playing there and it kills me. I only found one show before these- Meat Puppets from a good friend in the late 80s.

The other side of this tape (Dead Kennedys) had some issues with one channel, but this side played through pretty nicely, and it sounds way better than the DK side, probably because they were not playing as loud.

Recorded by: Tim Soriano
Equipment used: 1980’s heavy duty boombox
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Flyer image: Ken Doose

Audio Live Concert