The Skull- Loaded, Hollywood Ca 10/19/13 Part 2 Trouble Doom Metal

Strange night. This was a local guy’s “birthday bash” with 5 local bands and then The Skull. The show started late, and ran later as the night went on. Eric Wagner, who is the mellowest guy in the world was even visibly irritated about it. They did not start their set until 1am, ended at 2:30. I was hurting the next day- my daughter woke me up at 7 or so. That was a long drive back to Sacramento. Shot with the HFM30.

This is part 2 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: HFM30

 

Live Concert Video

Swans- Roxy, Hollywood Ca. 8/10/95 Michael Gira xfer from DAT Master Audio R.I.P. Bill Rieflin

I am part of a northwest music facebook group, and I heard that Bill Rieflin passed away. I did not know who he was, so I looked him up… WOW. He was not only the drummer for many of my favorite bands (he was in SO MANY BANDS), but he was unbelievably talented. I tend to focus on drums a lot when listening to music, which is probably due to my cousin Tony Schwartz being a drummer in my formative years. I did not even realize that he was the drummer in this incarnation of The Swans that I saw until I looked up the band member timeline… and I recall that the drummer kicked ass.
So this was at the Roxy, who were a complete pain in the ass about taping. I had to smuggle the gear into the club, and then hide the DAT deck in my pocket (mics on eyeglasses). I set the levels at a “reasonable level” (levels used for Foo Fighters a couple weeks earlier at the same club… I check the deck about 15min in and the levels were PEGGED! Shit. In my haste to change levels without being seen, I unplug the mics. So I lose about 1-2min of the show.
So in summary, it was f*cking LOUD, is not great for the 1st 15min or so.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCDD7 & Coresound mics w/battery box and bass rolloff

Audio Live Concert

Geraldine Fibbers- Arons Records, Hollywood Ca. 7/8/95 Audio DAT Complete show SBD remixed Live

Here is the full soundboard from the Aron’s show. I posted the video earlier this week, but it cuts in at abour the 10 minute mark. I can’t remember, and I wonder why I didn’t film the entire show. I think I was worried about standing in front of people… which explains why I cut Jessy off on the video rather than filming straight on.
One of the best encores ever- Dragon Lady/The Grand Tour. Damn.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7
Soundboard rebalance (increase bass & guitar, decrease drums) in Izotope.

Audio Live Concert

Geraldine Fibbers- Aron’s Records, Hollywood Ca. 7/8/95 xfer from master live videotape w/Soundboard

I don’t think I ever posted or shared this video before. The audio from the camera’s stock audio mic was terrible- totally distorted. I tried to do some shadow correction in premiere but it kinda freaked out, so I merely denoised/degrained the video.
I’ve also had a DAT master soundboard of the show, but the mix was pretty uneven. I was able to rebalance it in izotope to make it listenable.. I pushed it as far as I could without making it sound weird.

Featuring the head and long black hair of Todd Nakamine in the foreground 🙂

Oh, and this is the earliest GF video on youtube… which proves nothing except show how old I am.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR-81 camcorder (w/standard 8 tape)
Sony TCD-D7 through soundboard
Enhancements: Degrain in Adobe Premiere; Soundboard rebalance in Izotope.

Live Concert Video

Foo Fighters- Palace, Hollywood Ca. 5/19/95 Audio Only transfer from DAT Master Tape

I already gave my opinion of the venue (acoustic and general vibe) on the Mike Watt post, but this set sounds pretty good. I remember the anticipation leading up to the show- there was no Foo Fighters music available so pretty much everyone was hearing this for the first time. I remember hearing “Big Me” at the show and being hooked right away.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Sony TCD-D7 with Coresound mics with battery box bass rolloff
EQ’d in Sony Sound forge to drop the boomy bass a bit
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile card

Audio Live Concert