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.


In The Mouth A Desert

Elevate Me

Grave Architecture

Kennel District

Rattled By The Rush


Heaven Is A Truck

Brix Job

Serpentine Pad

Best Friend’s Arm

Half A Canyon

Black Out



Motion Suggests (Itself)


Cut Your Hair

Encore, Encore!

Shoot The Singer


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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

Live Concert Video

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)

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

Suicide- Wartburg, Weisbaden Germany 1/21/87 Audio Only xfer from 2nd Gen to DAT Clone Alan Vega

I get quite a few requests to post stuff through messages from the sacmusicarchive website’s “contact us” email. I try to accommodate as much as I can but I am always backed up with requests/projects. Poor Hernan asked me to transfer this DAT about 3 months ago and I told him it would be done in about 2 weeks. Whoops! Sorry Hernan.

Recorded by: ?
Equipment used: ?, but it sounds like some type of pro walkman
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert