Ramones- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 9/14/86 Audio Recording xfer from master or 1st gen

My friend Agelos asked me to start transferring some of the old cassettes in the archive for him, so I decided to post the ones that are significant to Sacramento or Bay Area. Here is a Ramones tape from el dorado. Picture courtesy of John Muheim, recorded by Mark Martin. This is from the master or 1st gen tape. Recorded with a consumer panasonic recorder- this is by no means professional quality! I hope you can still enjoy it, despite the flaws.

Recorded by: Mark Martin

Equipment Used: Panasonic recorder

 

Audio Live Concert

Sentinel Beast- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 8/13/86 xfer from Beta Master

Here is Sentinel Beast’s opening set for Megadeth and King Diamond. This is yet another show that was on that beta master tape, from Boston Marc.

 

Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder

Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.

Live Concert Video

Megadeth- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 8/13/86 xfer from Beta Master Tape!

Here is a much-improved transfer of this Megadeth show. I know that this one was well-circulated from my VHS dub of this, that I acquired in the 80s. This one is right off that master. Looks great!

Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder

Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.

Live Concert Video

King Diamond- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 8/13/86 xfer from Beta master tape

and finally, here is what exists of the King Diamond set. I will ask Marc why this is so short, when I drop the tape off today. I bet he got shut down.

Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder

Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me.

Live Concert Video

Sentinel Beast- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/13/86 Record Release Show xfer from Beta Master

Here’s the Sentinel Beast set from their record release show. Great filming, great sound (for the time) and nice camerawork. 75 minute set- the longest set I have on record by them. SO happy to help unearth this one!

Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder

Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.

Live Concert Video

Critical Mass- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/13/86 xfer from Beta Master tape

Here is an awesome time capsule from the 80s. Look at the crowd- heavy metal parking lot reincarnate! Observe the gaudy neon decor inside the el dorado.
 
Critical Mass was a thrash band from sac in the mid-80s. Vince played guitar (he’s the only guy I knew) and I was told that Mike Farrell played the guitar as well, but that doesn’t look like him.
 
Also includes a backstage cameo of Barry Fischel, warming up for the show.
 
Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder
 
Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.
Live Concert Video

Critical Mass- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/13/86 xfer from Beta Master tape

Here is an awesome time capsule from the 80s. Look at the crowd- heavy metal parking lot reincarnate! Observe the gaudy neon decor inside the el dorado.

Critical Mass was a thrash band from sac in the mid-80s. Vince played guitar (he’s the only guy I knew) and I was told that Mike Farrell played the guitar as well, but that doesn’t look like him.

Also includes a backstage cameo of Barry Fischel, warming up for the show.

Recorded by: Boston Marc
Equipment Used: Old beta camcorder

Here’s the backstory on the whole thing:
So I am probably going to go on forever about this one. I knew of a guy who filmed concerts in Sacramento back in the mid-80s. In fact, I gave him $20 to film my old punk band in 1987. I have been searching for this guy for YEARS. I was happy to reconnect with my old friend Jeff Maxwell a while back, and he remembered him but only had a first name- Mark.
So I was hanging out with Mike Parisi and I mentioned my search for 80s video guy, and he connected me to Mark Horner(formerly “mark the dark” of Arson), who told me he knew the guy! He gave me his name and number and I “cold called” him. It turns out that he has been wanting to get his videos on the internet, and Sac Music Archive sounded like a great place to do it! Thanks to everyone for making the connection happen!
So we hit a snag- he could not find the tapes. He finally found 1 of the tapes- a 30 year old BETA (not VHS) tape that was recorded in EP mode… and it looks AMAZING considering the age and equipment back then. WOW! Thanks Marc for filming and for loaning this to me. More to come.

Live Concert Video