In anticipation of Eric Strand playing with Victims Family this weekend, here is a video I shot from 1989 in Cotati. I love this era of the band. Shot with Aiwa CV80 and audio from Sony ECM-909 mic on the “wide” setting. Enjoy.
I am doing a project for a gilman webcast, so I digitized an old gilman show from 1989. At the end of that tape, I discovered this long forgotten gem. If anyone from Victims Family or Short Dogs Grow (who played that night) knows this guy, please let him know! btw, I forgot to turn my microphone on for the first 3min of the 5min video. I just repeated the audio so he wasn’t dancing to silence. I think it worked pretty well.
Recorded by Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa CV80 camcorder & Sony ECM909 mic
Since Tim Soylan asked for it, here is an enhanced, complete version of Victims Family at Cotati Cabaret. I had hoped to synch my friend’s superior Sony D6 audio recording to this, but pluraleyes can’t read the stage audio well enough to match it up. That app drives me crazy sometimes. I will try to get my synch friend to do this one when he gets time. Anyway, you were right Tim- I see you playing during backward/forward at the 42 min mark. I checked the sacramentomusicarchive.com site to see if we had enhanced this one before, and check out this week-plus span of shows: 5/20/89: Fugazi at Gilman 5/24/89: Victims Family and Short Dogs Grow at Cotati Cabaret 5/27/89: Neurosis and 7 Seconds at Gilman 5/28/89: Operation Ivy’s last show at Gilman 5/29/89: Death Angel at Cattle Club. Holy shit, what an amazing run.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 and Sony ECM909 mic Velcro’d to the top. Degrain/denoise with neat video
Here’s one that I have been wanting to get done for a long time and it looks like I never posted it in any form before. I was able to enhanced it quite a bit- the venue forgot to turn up the lights on the band until about 10min in, so it will look a little grainy up until then, and then it looks really nice for a 1989 video. I also took my friend “Anonymous”‘ Sony D6 audience recording and digitized/remixed it a bit for King Bean to Synch as the audio track. So, finally, the definitive version to post.
Video Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 Enhanced with Adobe Premiere (brightness/contrast) and Neat Video Audio transfer via Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Remix in Sony Sound Forge Synch by King Bean
I know this is the 3rd time posting this show, but this is definitely the best (and last) version. My good friend Anonymous was audiotaping with his Sony D6 from a good spot in the room, which is way better than my stage camera audio, which only has a little vocal (just monitor volume). Thanks to King Bean for the synch. This is a cool, rare show with Eric Strand on drums, plus VF drummer-to-be Tim Soylan playing on at least 1 song.
Video Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment: Aiwa CV-80 Video enhanced with Adobe Premiere and neat video Audio recorded by Anonymous Equipment used: Sony WMD6C and Sony ECM-909 mic. Remix in Sony Sound forge by Shayne Synch by King Bean
Op Ivy played cotati cabaret a couple times in late 1988- this is a copy from Radley’s master board tape. The very beginning (about a minute) is all drums- be sure to skip a couple minutes in to hear how the show really sounds! Radley sent me a nice christmas card today- thank you, sir.
Recorded by: Radley Hirsch Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Boost bass and guitar about 5, drums about 2.
I wasn’t planning on posting audio today (I have a glut of video again), but Jeff Arellano was talking about how stupid song fadeouts are, and I had to post the one time I saw a band fade out a song live. It takes place at about 7min, and you hear me freak out about it. You also hear me slurp my drink. At 37? min, I bag on the band for being so lethargic on stage. I have no idea why I was so salty that night, I usually take taping seriously but obviously not this time. It might have been due to their anti-video stance. Maybe it was due to the seated show with a 2 drink minimum. Dunno.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Awia consumer recorder (borrowed from anonymous) Transfer equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card EQ in Sony Sound Forge 10
What a bill- The Beatnigs… and MCM and the Monster. Talk about a diverse bill! This is an amazing show. I was a bit worried about my camera when they started making the sparks fly with the powertools. Filmed with the Aiwa CV80 and stock mic.
Stubbs McGinty asked for this one. Here is MCM & the Monster’s set from the Beatnigs/Bomb bill. I didn’t have enough tape or battery for Bomb and I am kicking myself for not taping them now. This is probably my best MCM video. Lighting was great at the cabaret.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Aiwa CV-80 with stock mic
Here’s another one that Radley dubbed on cassette for us back in the 80s. The mix on this one was lacking bass, guitar and drums so I did some work in Izotope on it. The first 4min has the snare WAY too loud, then it drops out of the mix. So stick with it- good show.
Recorded by: Radley Hirsch Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope 8: +3 bass, +5 drums, +6 guitar.