Dead Kennedys- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 5/24/85 xfer from 2nd gen soundboard cassette

Happy Friday everyone! I don’t have any video to share today, but here is the best version of this well-circulated tape I have ever seen. James thinks it is 2nd gen, and it sounds like it. I did EQ this because it was super heavy on high end and light on bass.

From James Edmonds’ collection
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10

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Dead Kennedys- Hifi Rockfest, Queen Mary Park, Long Beach Ca. 9/26/15 Multicam

I was a bit skeptical about this show. I was fully prepared to hate a non-Jello fronted DKs.. but when East Bay Ray broke into “Moon Over Marin”, I could not help but to love the show. They sounded amazing! Thanks to Ryan from Vulture Video for sending me his angle (he shot the one behind the stage and stage right). Thanks to Agelos for the excelent edit work. Filmed with 1 HFG10, 1HFG30 with Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic(which is the audio source for most of the show), and Ryan’s HFG20.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy, Vulture Video

Equipment Used: HFG10, HFG30, HFG20, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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Dead Kennedys- Freeborn Hall, Davis Ca 02/21/1986 Audio

The final show! Sound is good. Improves after the usual first 5 minutes of old warped cassette.
1) Goons Of Hazzard
2) Hellnation
3) Terminal Preppie
4) When Ya Get Drafted
5) Rambozo The Clown
6) This Could Be Anywhere
7) Soup Is Good Food
8) Chemical Warfare
9) Man With The Dogs
10) MTV Get Off The Air
11) Triumph Of The Swill
12) Kill The Poor
13) A Child And His Lawnmower
14) Jock-O-Rama
15) Chicken Farm
16) Holiday In Cambodia
17) A Commercial / Bleed For Me
18) Too Drunk To Fuck
19) Moral Majority
20) We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now

Dead Kennedys- Keystone, Palo Alto Ca 2/17/86 xfer from master audio cassette

It’s Mediocre Monday again! Keeping with the theme of “incredibly rare stuff that may not sound perfect”, here is an apparently uncirculated Dead Kennedys tape from their end times. The last show (w/Jello) was at Freeborn Hall on 2/21/86. Concert archives shows their show at The Stone in SF on 2/16 being the 2nd to last… so this 2/17 show may actually be the 2nd to last show. Wow!
If you are wondering about the picture I chose for this show, this is apparently the former location of Keystone Palo Alto… which later became The Edge in the alternative heyday of the 90s.
It appears to cut off before the end- if I find a part 2 of this set, I will repost the whole thing.
Fun fact- the non-Jello version of the DKs have apparently played about 75% of all shows billed as “Dead Kennedys” according to concert archives. I guess that proves that quantity doesn’t trump quality. Haha, sorry.

Recorded by: Wayne Vanderkuil
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Dead Kennedys- On Broadway, San Francisco December 1984 Audio Only xfer from low gen soundboard tape

Here is a potential rarity from Eric Mcintire’s collection. I say potential because it seems implausible that there is still an uncirculated DK sbd that was in trading circles back in the 1980s.
This show came from a person in Ashland, Oregon- same guy who had the uncirculated Dicks soundboard from SF. The setlist is about right for the december 1984 period, and if you look at, it was clear that they were mixing up the setlists at every show in december. A random guy jumps onstage about 15min in and mentions San Diego, but he is somewhat unintelligble so who knows if this is a San Diego show mislabeled. The first 6 minutes seem to be from a different show, and DRI is headlining that show. Anyway, if someone can help me sort this out, please let me know

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

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Dead Kennedys- Club Minimal, Sacramento Ca. 12/10/83 xfer from master cassette w/Nakamichi Dragon

Before I get started on this, I wanted to give a HUGE thank you to Tim Soriano for loaning me his master tape to digitize. Thanks also to Jennifer Curtsinger who connected me & Tim about a year ago about this. Thanks to Scott Soriano for bringing the tape to Tim from his place in SF.

One of my biggest music regrets was missing the entire Club Minimal scene. I started going to Clear & Distinct shows in 1985- the year after Minimal closed down. I have been searching for tapes from Minimal for 35 YEARS now. I see flyers with so many of my favorite bands playing there and it kills me. I only found one show before these- Meat Puppets from a good friend in the late 80s.

So here is one of the two shows that is on the tape. The tape is pretty beat, so I had to delete the channel and duplicate the “good” one. It doesn’t sound all that bad when you consider the age of the tape, the venue(brick walls and concrete floors) and the equipment (boom box). Some of those old boom boxes had some nice mics!

Recorded by: Tim Soriano
Equipment used: 1980’s heavy duty boombox
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Flyer Image: Ken Doose

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