Here’s a recording from the last time I saw C.O.C. They were playing a huge venue, opening for Soundgarden and Danzig. I got there late and did not recognize many/any? of the songs. I got the last 20min of the set.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony WMD6C & ECM909 Mic(I think, may have been Nakamichi CM-300)
Here is the last local COC show of note, that I have. I think that Anonymous taped this one, but it is hard to tell. It might have been Mark Martin’s friend Ricky. This one had no low end at all, so I EQ’d it to boost bass as much as possible and dropping the highs/midrange.
Recorded by: Anonymous? Equipment used: Aiwa Consumer handheld recorder Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.
NOTE- This tape had issues for 1st 5min. Forward to 5min if you can’t take the quality at beginning* As I was digging out the old C.O.C. tapes from Sacramento to post, I remembered this one. This was recorded (with the band’s permission) with Mark Denizczuk’s 4 track recorder. Lineage= Master tape-Jim Utz copy-my copy KILLER recording and a great set. It sounds like the crowd was crazy and the power blew out at least once. Recorded by: Luther (soundman) & Mark Deniszczuk Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, Audiophile 2496 card, Reaper, Sony Sound Forge for normalization
Here’s a short one today- I transferred this one a while back because the day before, C.O.C. played Sacramento and my tape is marked as Mike Dean’s last show… but you can hear Mike on backing vocals here during “Eye for an Eye”. The old analog tape trading days were full of inaccuracies, bad dates and wrong venue names/cities. It was like a huge game of telephone, but taking place via USPS. Anyway, this is likely low gen since the gilman soundboard trading circle was small in the late 80s. The mix is heavy on drums and vocals, so I tried to rebalance the best I could.
Recorded by: Chris Dodge or Radley H. or Wayne V. probably. Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Vocal -2, Bass +4, Drums -3, Guitar +8
In remembrance of Reed Mullin, I’ll be posting a few C.O.C. shows over the next few days. The first one is one that I know Jeff Arellano (Gus Buss) will be happy to see- he proclaimed this show to be the best C.O.C. show ever. I usually have good lineage info on Sacramento recordings, but this one is a bit of a mystery. It does not appear to be one of the tapes I got from Mark Martin’s collection. It looks like I might have traded with someone outside of sacramento for it… but there is very little tape hiss. Odd.
Recorded by: Unknown Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, Audiophile 2496 card, Reaper, Sony Sound Forge for normalization and bass boost (yes, it was even less bassy than this).