Man or Astroman? – El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 10/26/97 Audio only xfer from DAT SBD Master

So Brian is bringing Man or Astroman? back to Sacramento next Wednesday. EVERYONE should go. They are super entertaining. I took my DAT recorder and recorded their show back in 1997 through the soundboard. If you like surf rock, space rock, comedy, vintage computer gear or people in silly suits you should totally go to this.
Requested by Wayne Triggs

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Oh geez, I think a Sony TCD-D7.
Transfer via Sony PCM-R500 coaxial into audiophile 2496 card.

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Shonen Knife- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 4/10/97 xfer from DAT Soundboard Master Rebalanced

Thanks to Brian Mckenna for the flyer image, it got me motivated to transfer the DAT of this show.
A somewhat funny story behind this one- I asked the soundman for permission to tape and he said “sure, as long as you don’t have a DAT”. Uhhh… luckily, I had the Marantz PMD430 in the backseat of the car. At this point, the Marantz deck was 10 years old and not really functional anymore. I think I lined the board feed into the marantz, and then out into my DAT which was hiding in my gear bag. Odd but effective, and it explains the cut at about 41:00 into the show.
I rebalanced it (maybe a little too much on the guitar) and it sounds pretty full.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope rx7 (Bass +6, Guitar +3)

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Groovie Ghoulies- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento 4/10/97 xfer from DAT Master Audio Rebalanced

Following up yesterday’s Shonen Knife post is the Groovie Ghoulies’ opening set from the same night. This is Dan Panic (from Screeching Weasel)’s first show with the Ghoulies! There is an inexplicable 2 minute cut (lost signal) at the beginning of the show that I edited out.
The rebalance in izotope made a huge difference in the quality of this one. This used to be a typical board mix- guitars and bass way back in the mix, lots of drums and vocals up front. Izotope was able to pull the guitar and bass up in the mix without making it sound funny. One of the better results I have had to date with the app.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
Rebalance in Izotope RX7 (Bass +6, Guitar +3)

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DI- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 9/2/87 xfer from master/1st gen Audio Tape D.I. Punk Live

This is an odd one in 2 ways. Even though D.I. opened for C.O.C., this is tacked onto the end of the tape AFTER COC… which means that “Anonymous” might have copied his master to the COC tape, making this a 1st gen. hmmm…
Also, D.I. is in the rarest of forms here. When they played El Dorado Saloon back in January of 1987, the crowd LOVED them and they played an amazing set. Here we are 8 months later and they get into shouting matches with the crowd. Odd. Casey is usually funny and affable as a frontman… must have been an off night.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa consumer handheld recorder w/stock mic
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.
Remix in souny sound forge (boosted bass, drop highs and midrange)

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Corrosion of Conformity- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento 9/2/87 xfer from master audio tape

Here is the last local COC show of note, that I have. I think that Anonymous taped this one, but it is hard to tell. It might have been Mark Martin’s friend Ricky. This one had no low end at all, so I EQ’d it to boost bass as much as possible and dropping the highs/midrange.

Recorded by: Anonymous?
Equipment used: Aiwa Consumer handheld recorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.

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Trouble- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca 8/2/87 Xfer from Master Audio Tape

I have a few concert-going regrets in my life and this is one of them. I LOVED the first Trouble album when it first came out, but I went into my black/death metal phase and did not appreciate how great they were at this show. I talked through a good part of the show. And they might have let me video as well, they were one of the few artists who seemed to be cool with taping in the late 80s. So dumb. Oh well. Enjoy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Consumer Panasonic Recorder

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