D.R.I.- Club Can’t Tell, Sacramento Ca. 9/8/86 xfer from master audio cassette

This is going to be long. So, I went to this show with Matt Polish. In the 1984-1987 time frame, I was a mess. When I would hang out with Matt, we were like the Wonder Twins of debauchery.
I was the hugest DRI fan at the time. I knew every word to every song off the first 2 albums. Kurt saw me singing and gave me the mic during “nursing home blues”- I sang the “got no wife” line. Yes, you can’t hear me because I didn’t know how to sing into a mic. D’oh.
So Matt finds some of the guys from Cactus Liquors and has me pull my car behind the CCT, into a parking space in the alley. We go out to my car and start drinking tequila and talking about ToT and their new band. I have never had tequila before and I am trying to look cool to the band, so I drink WAY TOO MUCH. I pass out in the drivers seat of my car and Matt goes to hang out with Kurt.
I hear a tapping on my window later on. It’s a cop, waking me up. Shit. So I tell him I need to find my friend. I am holding myself up with the side of the alley, hoping to find Matt. I see him with Kurt right at the backstage door outside so I start yelling at Kurt. “KURT! KUUURT! Why do the vocals on Plastique sound different than the rest of the album?”. Kurt said that no one had ever asked him before and he goes into this big explanation about multitracking, stereo effects and delays while I wander away drunk. Matt could not believe this was happening.
He drives us home, and while we are in the drive through of Jack in the Box on Harding in Roseville, I lose my dinner. Matt: “Dude, did you have spaghetti for dinner?”. Yes, you dick.
The next thing I remember I am in my car. Sunlight is in my face and my nose is packed full of puke, and I have the worst hangover ever. I still went to work.
So, I never even knew a riot happened and I only caught the first part of the Discharge spectacle… but I was there. Kinda.
It’s amazing that the cop did not arrest my 19 year old ass for public intoxication. I guess he was busy enough that night. Also happy to not choke on my puke while sleeping.

EDIT: Matt tells me that we were in the car with Josh (bass from DRI), but I remember Tales of Terror guys.

Recorded by: Mark Martin

Equipment Used: Consumer Panasonic Recorder

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D.R.I.- Sherwood Hall, Salinas Ca. 2/21/86 xfer from 1st gen audio cassette tape full show DRI

Since I posted the Slayer set yesterday, I figured that I would post DRI’s opening set today. I was so pumped for the D.R.I. set as they had quickly become my favorite band at the time. The crowd did not appreciate them- you can hear Kurt mention that they were getting harassed a bit. They were great and the set is a great mix of Dirty Rotten and Dealing with it. Ricky always did a nice job recording shows, he was a good guy.

Recorded by: Ricky Miramontes
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audi Audiophile 2496 card

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D.R.I.- Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley Ca. 9/20/85 xfer from low gen cassette Audio Only

Here is a really cool show from Eric Mcintire’s archive. I went over to his house and borrowed about 30 tapes, then the Nak Dragon died right when I got them home. Sounds pretty good for a 1985 punk tape. I wonder if this is one of Verne Inhel’s pro walkman recordings… anyway, huge thanks to Eric for letting me borrow these tapes.
This is my favorite era of DRI, and within a month of when I saw them for the first time. That was a life changing show.

Recorded by ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon/M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.

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D.R.I.- Club Can’t Tell, Sacramento Ca. 8/25/85 Audio Recording xfer from master tape

Here is something that I posted to youtube in 2016 but it somehow didn’t get posted to the sac music archive. Ugh, I hate that. Who knows how much more from my YT channel is missing from the website. I even re-digitized it today. Annoying.

Anyway, I don’t usually do the “on this day” type of thing, but this one was a life changer. I was a total metalhead at the time and went to see Slayer, but D.R.I. was opening the show. I had never seen a band play this fast- I was hooked immediately. I bought “Dealing with It” right after the show and it was my soundtrack for the rest of the year. Then came the obligatory purchases of Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Adrenalin O.D, Crucifix, and so many more. So thank D.R.I. for the crash course (or is it thrash course) into punk.

I told the A.O.D. guys that they were on of my gateway bands because they were mentioned on one of Anthrax’ liner notes. They joked that that was a great trade- Anthrax plays arenas and they got Shayne in return.

Oh, it seems like the Slayer show from this date is not in the pile of 4,000 tapes I have here in my collection… but I think I saw Ron Quintana post a pic of a stack of cassettes recently with that show in there. Maybe we can convince him to stop teasing us and post it! 🙂

Recorded by: Mark Martin

Equipment used: Panasonic consumer handheld recorder

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D.R.I.- Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley Ca. 7/14/85 Audio Soundboard xfer from low gen tape remastered

This is going to be a TL/DR. Sorry.
Josh Pappe passed away. I did not know him well, but I met him a few times and partied with him at the infamous Discharge Club Can’t Tell show. He was a nice guy. My friend Matt Polish was friends with him. He was the bass player responsible for my favorite D.R.I. era.
A lot of punk musicians/fans my age have been hit with health problems lately, with Reed and now Josh passing away. It makes me think about my own mortality and my place in life now, especially since I didn’t take great care of myself in my teenage years. Hoping I am around for a while for my kids, especially the 9 and 4 year old.
On to the details about the recording. This comes from Eric Mcintire’s collection- thanks for trusting me with the tapes. I worked on this for about an hour in Izotope RX to boost guitar/bass/drums and to remove hiss. Eric, that’s why it is taking me so long! If you all heard the original version, you would be shocked at the difference.
Izotope RX is an unbelievable tool- it takes audio and allows you to rebalance the instruments. I can’t believe something like this exists, and now I am going to be busy for YEARS remixing my old DAT soundboards. Haha.
HUGE thanks to Carl Sylvester for telling me about the app.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Remaster in Izotope rx7, boost bass/drums/guitar & remove hiss

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