Slobberbone- Beverungen, Germany 6/11/00 DAT to CDR to you. R.I.P. Jan De Bever

Before the internet and youtube changed everything, people who taped shows would network together and mail tapes and CDRs of live concerts to each other. In the mid 90s, I was trading with about 50 people. It was crazy. I went from 1200 cassettes in 1988, to 4,000 cassettes in 1995 and then moved to DAT, CDR and DVD trading.
When you would send something off, you would typically write a letter with tape details, tape requests in return, and any personal stuff that’s happening. You would become friends with people that you traded with over time. I can’t remember how I started trading with Jan- it was in the late 90s or early 2000 and we bonded over love of the alt country band Slobberbone. He was based in Holland, and he (along with his friend Michiel) would follow the band around to multiple countries to tape the band. He taped at least 9 Slobberbone shows in June of 2000 alone!
We just learned that Jan de Bever passed last summer. Thanks to Jan the Lazyman for letting me know. Pretty bummed out about this.

Recorded by: Jan De Bever and Michiel
Equipment used: Microtech Geffel M300 — Deneske PS1 — Zefiro Inbox — Sony D8

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Barbara Manning- Jugendkulturzentrum Waschtag, Aschaffenburg Germany 11/8/97 xfer from DAT Clone

Holy crap, that is one long venue name. Just FYI, I decided to unlist all of my Youtube videos until the copyright bot heat is off me. You can still access videos from http://www.sacramentomusicarchive.com. I got this in trade- I think the taper is Andreas Claus. Barbara was in Germany A LOT in the late 90s, since her bandmates were there. I never knew there were so many places to play in germany until I saw some of those tour itineraries.

Recorded by: Andreas Claus (I think)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Geraldine Fibbers- TV Munich, Germany 11/6/97 xfer from record company promo VHS master tape

Wow. I snagged this off of Ebay quite a while back and finally got around to digitizing and, it is fantastic! California Tuffy, an interview and Trashman and furs. It sounds so great that it almost seems like it is a lip synch, but I don’t think the studio versions of these songs are this intense. Damn, I wish there was a full set of this.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipmnent used: JVC HRS9800 and Canopus ADVC300

Audio De-hum in Izotope RX7

Live Performance Video

Pavement- E-Werk, Cologne, Germany, 6/26/95 Full Set

Uploaded by: James Grimes.

No lineage or taping info provided. Perhaps this is known, but it wasn’t included in the YouTube footage. As I do some digging, I will add the information here.

Pavement has been featured before on SMA, but not thoroughly. As they formed in Stockton, they of course qualify for inclusion here. A thorough examination of their available output will probably require many, many hours, but as I encountered a tape of the audio (inferior quality to what was online already, sometimes that’s how it goes) for this show while working on other things, I figured including it here would be helpful.

Setlist

In The Mouth A Desert

Elevate Me

Grave Architecture

Kennel District

Rattled By The Rush

Unfair

Heaven Is A Truck

Brix Job

Serpentine Pad

Best Friend’s Arm

Half A Canyon

Black Out

Grounded

Conduit

Motion Suggests (Itself)

Pueblo

Cut Your Hair

Encore, Encore!

Shoot The Singer

Here

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Penelope Houston- Frankfurt, Germany June 1994 TV Broadcast Multicam Live Video

I understand that most people know Penelope from her time in The Avengers, but I have always loved her late 80s/early 90s work with Birdboys and other acoustic musicians as much, if not more.

I urge you to stop doing whatever you are doing and watch this. SO GOOD. Forward to 22min and listen to “Waiting Room”. Just gorgeous.

and thanks to Penelope, this music was my gateway to all of the SF/Davis/Bay “alternative” music such as Movie Stars, Camper Van Beethoven, Wannabe Texans, and many more.

Recorded for german TV. Transfer from 1st gen VHS.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800U/Canopus ADVC300

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7 Seconds- Negativ, Frankfurt Germany 10/21/93 xfer frm 1st gen soundboard audiotape Punk Hardcore

So, about 22 weeks ago (I never claimed to be fast btw), a guy named Christopher Lee Schneberger commented on the sac music archive fb group, requesting that this show be digitized. I finally got it done and the rebalance turned out really nice. This is the only soundboard that I know about, from the “Out the Shizzy” tour. Nice mix of older and newer(at the time) material.

Recorded by: Andreas Claus (I think? One of my old German trading friends)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
Rebalance in Izotope RX7 (Vocal +3, Bass +5, Drums +1, Guitar +2)

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Penelope Houston- NDR Studio Hamburg Germany 2/25/93 xfer from DAT Clone Live FM

Here’s a really nice quality FM show that I received in a DAT trade back in the 90s. It must have come from one of my German trading pals- probably Stef Kullik or Andreas Claus. This was taped off of FM by a friend of theirs- my tape is the 2nd clone.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2406 card

Audio Live Performance

Thin White Rope- AJZ, Bielefeld Germany 6/1/90 Audio Soundboard xfer from 1st gen band archive tape Rebalance

Bonus post today- I posted this a couple weeks back and one of the band members mentioned Guy’s vocals being buried in the mix. His vocals were almost always low in the mix. I rebalanced this one and pushed the vocals up as much as possible and got some feedback that this one sounds better. So here is the boosted vocal version for you.

I was digging through a tray of tapes a while back for something else and came across this one. This is one of my favorite TWR tapes, out of the ~100ish that I have. ML told me that this is just a straight board mix, but it came out amazing. TWR board mixes are usually unbalanced because they played so loud, but this one was close to perfect- all I had to do was boost the high end a bit. A rare case when the band sounds amazing and the mix works. Thanks ML for sending this to me about 30 years ago!!
Listen with headphones- Roger’s guitar is in one channel and guy’s is in the other. Kick ass, espcially during Mr. Limpet.

Recorded by: ML Compton
Equipment used: House deck, I assume
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
EQ (high end +2) in Sony Sound Forge
Rebalanced in Izotope rx7 – vocals +5

Audio Live Concert

Thin White Rope- AJZ, Bielefeld Germany 6/1/90 Audio Soundboard xfer from 1st gen band archive tape

I was digging through a tray of tapes a while back for something else and came across this one. This is one of my favorite TWR tapes, out of the ~100ish that I have. ML told me that this is just a straight board mix, but it came out amazing. TWR board mixes are usually unbalanced because they played so loud, but this one was close to perfect- all I had to do was boost the high end a bit. A rare case when the band sounds amazing and the mix works. Thanks ML for sending this to me about 30 years ago!!
Listen with headphones- Roger’s guitar is in one channel and guy’s is in the other. Kick ass, espcially during Mr. Limpet.

Recorded by: ML Compton
Equipment used: House deck, I assume
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
EQ (high end +2) in Sony Sound Forge

Audio Live Concert

Alex Chilton- Cooky’s, Frankfurt Germany 1/15/90 Cassette Master to DAT xfer J Geils Cover

Let’s do an audio upload on this late Monday. This was a unique show for Alex. He kept getting called out for encores, to the point that he tells the crowd that they can yell until the cops come but he is not coming back out. Cassic.

Setlist:
intro
Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo
Rock Hard
Looking For A Love (J Geils Band)
Volare
Thing for You

Baby I Love You
Guantan Amerika
I Will Turn Your Money Green
Lost My Job
Bangkok
Walking The Dog
The Letter
Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
Rubber Room
Take It Off
Sick and Tired
Hey! Little Child
unknown
No Sex
Tina the Go Go Queen
Unknown

Recorded by: ? (Andreas Claus maybe?)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio 2496 card

Audio Live Concert