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

Live Concert Video

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

Audio Live Concert