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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Dag Nasty- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/19/87 Audio only xfer from master tape LIVE

This was probably one of the most memorable punk shows that Stewart Katz put on. It was PACKED and skinheads were beating the hell out of each other. Dag Nasty stops one song due to fighting, and Peter Cortner changes lyrics to another. They also took a stab at Stewart during the show.
I also met my best friend, “Anonymous”, at this show. 30+ years later and we are still good friends. He taped this show witn an Aiwa hanheld recorder- excellent results.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment Used: Aiwa Handheld Recorder
Enhancement: Bass boost/midrange drop/normalize in Sony Sound Forge.

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Dr. Know- El Dorado Saloon, Sacramento Ca. 7/19/87 Audio Only xfer from master tape LIVE

This lineup was ridiculously stacked- when Dag Nasty opens the show, you know it’s good. Dr. Know was up second and Kyle Toucher was doing a little guitar butt-play behind Stewart Sacramento Katz while Stew was trying to introduce them.. that’s why you hear so much cheering there.
And, Dr. Know has always kicked ass. Man, what a great band. Kyle, when is that new album going to be ready??

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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


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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.

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