CRACKER- Hopmonk Tavern, Novato Ca. 9/11/21 5 Camera Multicam Rode Audio Camper Van Beethoven Live

I posted 2 4k angles of this show back in September and promised we would have a complete edit done soon. Soon is today- here is the full 5 camera edit from the show last September. Thanks once again to KC Turner for going out of his way to help me out even though I got there late, while the opener was performing. Thanks to Mike Sean Zorn for the last minute ticket- this would not have been filmed without his generosity!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo; Canon HFG50 with Rode Videomic Pro Stereo; 3 Gopro Hero 4 Silver
Degrain/brightness contrat adjust in Adobe Premiere elements and Neat Video
Edit by Tromster

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Camper Van Beethoven- Empire, Sacramento Ca. 5/13/04 DV Master Video w/ Soundboard Matrix Audio

Here’s a BONUS POST today. Since I have posted loud and noisy for 2 days in a row, I thought that I would share something a bit different. Also, I got to see Cracker last night for the first time since this night 17+ years ago. Last night was great and I will be posting some 4k footage while we wait for the full 5 camera edit (in 1080p) to be done.

Man, the board tape came out so good on this show. Thanks to Jim Mclain for recording the board and doing the synch and stabilization work on the video

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

Audio recorded by Jim with AKG mics + soundboard through a Behringer mixer

Equipment used: Consumer JVC DV camera and Minidisc recorder

Synch/stabilization by Jim McLain

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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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Camper Van Beethoven Cracker- Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown Ca. 2/3/00 xfer from 8mm master

So this was a BIG DEAL. Camper broke up in Sweden during the 1990 tour and it was said (at the time) that they would NEVER. PLAY. AGAIN. So when they let me know that this was happening, I was thrilled. I drove from home(sacramento) to Pioneertown to catch their first show back. Damn, that is a long drive in 1 day. The show was great, and I got to meet a lot of new fans which was cool. I remember some of the band being excited/nervous, and I was as well. This was my only visit to Pioneertown- I need to go back. Filmed with Sony TR81 camcorder. I also have DAT audio, but I remember it being super muddy/not good.
This has Camper & Cracker playing one long set together. Camper/cracker songs mixed throughout.

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Monks of Doom- Kennel Club, San Francisco Ca 1/17/90 VIDEO


Hi, here is my master video of Monks of Doom from Kennel in 1990. This was a crazy night. I caught a ride from promoter Brian McKenna’s brother and they ended up going to a park after the show to hang out and I did not get home until 5am. Work the next day was awesome. Anyway, I have always loved the earlier Monks stuff the most so this one gets upped first, for Mr. Joe Burns.

This is part 1, you can search the title on youtube to see the rest of the show.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Aiwa CV80 8mm camcorder & Sony ECM-909 mic.


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Camper Van Beethoven- Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park Ca. 12/5/89 xfer from 8mm master LIVE

So this was a very memorable night. John Conley, Jason Ellis, Mike Yoas and I piled into a car and headed to Rohnert Park on a very foggy night. It was so foggy, we could not see where we were going! I had just started trading tapes with a lady named Carolyn Adams and we met for the first time. We became fast friends and are friends for life! I also had a huge crush, but I was socially inept. Also, you’ll see that the video loses focus A LOT. My viewfinder was broken, so I did not have an eyepiece on the camera. I filmed this entire show while standing on a chair in the back, with my eye up to the tiny(1″?) tv screen. It’s kinda amazing that it looks this good. Filmed with Aiwa CV80 & Sony ECM909 mic

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 and Sony ECM-909 Mic
Live sound by Woody Nuss

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Camper Van Beethoven- Greek Theatre, Berkeley Ca 8/12/89 xfer from master audiotape Sony Pro Walkman

Camper Van Beethoven opened the 10,000 maniacs show I posted yesterday. I was a huge CVB fan and was mainly at the show to see them. It was strange seeing them in such a large venue, when we had seen them at River Theater just 3 weeks before this. I EQ’d this one to make it a bit less bright and boost up the bass. Yep, had even less bass than this originally.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C and ECM909 microphone
Transfer by Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10

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Jonathan Segel- UC Davis Coffeehouse 4/7/89 master video tape xfer enhanced Camper van Beethoven

The first minute of this video is a very short clip of Screaming Trees from Aggie Hotel from April of 89. It was so dark and there was no place to shoot from, so I gave up.
This Jonathan Segel show was the first time that I got to see him perform live. I had no idea that he was no longer in Camper van Beethoven, so when I went full fanboy and started gushing about the band he just said “I’m not in the band anymore.”. Whoops. Nice set by JES, doing songs off of his Storytelling album along with a couple of Camper songs he wrote. This is the first show where I used a mic other than the garbage stock one- it only took me a year to figure out that the camera mic unplugs and I can plug in a better one.
This was also one of those life-changing shows where you go to see one artist, and another band plays that blows you away. The Donner Party headlined this show and I couldn’t believe how great they were. I wanted to video, but they had already started playing and filming without permission felt wrong. Man, I wish I had filmed that set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 and Sony ECM909 mic
Enhance (brightness/contrast and noise reduction) in Adobe Premiere / Neat Video

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