Captain 9s were the poor saps who had to open this show, and therefore be the guinea pigs for my first time operating my new Canon HFG40. I thought it would be similar to the HFG30. Nope. I totally screwed up the start of this video. It was WAY too dark to start. I finally get it right after about 10min or so. The soundboard recording of Captain 9’s set is so hot/distorted that it was unusable. We had to go with some average quality camera audio. Sorry about that.
Here is the Captain 9’s set from last night. What a fun night- I had daddy duty until about 9:30. I left and got to the venue right as Captain 9’s were setting up. Good show, and they learned an audience request (Fireman Stomp) on the spot for an encore! My battery dies, so you don’t get to see how it ends. As soon as they finished, I hopped in the car and got to woodland in time to see the Strange Party
Every time I see Captain 9s play, I feel very lucky. I always seem to discover bands after they have broken up, so having Tom reassemble the band and play now is awesome! This was before the lighting upgrade at the blue lamp so you go between Tom being overexposed and in the dark. Sorry, not much I could do. btw, they are playing in early July. Watch this and convince yourself to go. Thanks Agelos for the edit
Here’s a rare show by Captain 9s from Ken Doose ‘s Bat Guano fest back in september. FIlmed with 1 HFG30 w/rode video pro stereo mic, and 2 HFG10’s. Thanks to Agelos for the editing work. They are coming out with a new CD on Rerun Records next year.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: HFG30, HFG10, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to see Tom do a rare acoustic set, opening for Kepi Ghoulie and Kevin Seconds. Features a nice mix of Knockoffs and Captain 9s songs. Unfortunately, I had hoped to plug into the mixing board so I did not bring my mics, so I had to use the PCM-M10’s internal mics. It’s not bad quality.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony PCM-M10 w/internal mics
Captain 9’s And The Knickerbocker Trio Live @ Old Ironsides Sacramento, California March 11, 2011 World Domination Tour 2011 Song: “Doin’ Time” Tom Hutchinson – Vocals, Guitar Mark “Professor Drillpress” Mahosky – Bass Ed Carroll – Drums
I was planning on posting a No Kill I tape today, but even when I set the age controls for 18+ on youtube, facebook would show the thumbnail, and that won’t do at all. You’ll need to see it to understand. If you want to see the planned post, go to http://www.sacramentomusicarchive.com and search “no kill I”. Instead, I am posting a new and improved version of Xeroxica. This is the post that prompted Jason Dezember to contact me, and set the wheels in motion for Scott Miller to send me some tapes. Thanks again guys.
Here is my original post about this tape: Since I have been locked down and not going to shows, local bands have not been represented enough lately. Here is a bunch of locals to make up for it. I have been looking for this tape for YEARS and finally scored a copy on discogs a few months back. I excitedly popped it into the Nak Dragon and it sounded AWFUL- like you were listening with a pillow over your head. I figured it was the Nak’s auto adjustments so I waited for my new backup deck to be refurbished and… it sounds pretty much the same. I guess that’s just how it sounds. This is probably the most comically lo-fi “officially released” recording I have. Well done! I wonder if Secret Center Records went to the bands and asked them to spend no more than $10 on production of each song. It does get a little better toward the end- the No Kill I and Knockoffs songs are not too bad, production wise.
Master tape transfer by: Shayne Stacy New transfer done with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card