I.G.D.- 2nd Level, Sacramento Ca. 9/25/87 xfer from master cassette Infectious Garage Disease

Another late post today. I had a different post planned, but we got the awful news about Jimmie Couch passing away unexpectedly so I pulled this out and digitized it this morning in his honor. I don’t have much IGD that is great quality- since Jimmie played with so much stage volume, all of my board tapes have a poor mix. This audience tape is the only one that has him prominent. I’ll try to post the IGD video from Spanky’s in 1987 if I get time this weekend.
His laid back demeanor, his kindness, and his sense of humor made him everyone’s friend. I wish I could have spent more time with him.
Jimmie’s wife is having a celebration of life on 11/12 in Roseville.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer with: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

I.G.D.- Spanky’s, Sacramento Ca. 4/15/87 master VHS enhanced w/Sbd audio Infectious Garage Disease

Today is the day of Jimmie Couch’s celebration of life. If you were a friend of Jimmie, his wife Karen has arranged a get together at 7504 Greenburn Dr in Roseville. It starts soon, at 1pm.
Here is a pretty terrible quality video of IGD from the show I put on at Spanky’s in 1987. I am very thankful to Damon & Mick Brindle for bringing the family video camera so we had a document of the show.
When I transferred the show, the audio was complete static. I did not have time to troubleshoot it and the audio track is total distortion anyway. On top of that, the video has many cuts in between so doing a proper audio synch would be a nightmare. So, I just laid the un-synchronized soundboard audio track over the top of the video. I tried to crank up the guitar and bass via Izotope but it just isn’t in the mix. Maybe one day someone will have the patience to give this the proper treatment. R.I.P. Jimmie Couch and Mike Kingsbury.

Recorded by: Mick Brindle
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HR-S9900U — Datavideo TBC-1000 — Tevion USB capture — Virtualdub
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video
Soundboard transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotop RX8: Guitar and Bass +8

Live Concert Video

Infectious Garage Disease- Spanky’s, Sacramento Ca 2/1/87 xfer from soundboard mastercassette I.G.D.

This recording is terrible. It also contains offensive content. The mix was almost all vocals and the vocals distorted. I did what I can with the mix to bring the vocal and distortion down in the mix…But that’s not why I am posting it. This was the first show I ever “promoted”.
I made some calls and brought Condemned Attitude to town back in early 1987. I was a huge Attitude Adjustment fan, so bringing these guys to Sac was a huge treat. I was managing I.G.D. at the time, so I pushed the club booking agent to get them on the bill. Day of show comes and Jimmy calls me to tell me that Matt (vocalist) quit and they are not playing. I FREAK OUT and start yelling that this is my first show ever promoting and to get their asses down to the club.
So, Jimmy, Don, Mike and fill in vocalist Stan show up late to the club. One of them is on hallucinogens, and Stan also doesn’t know the songs. He does his best and quits about 10 minutes into the set. It was an unmitigated disaster.
The cool thing about the set is that Mike Kingsbury actually sang a song- he never did that! Vonni Groccia sings a song at the end as well.
Amazingly, I was allowed to promote another show with Condemned Attitude there in April of 87. IGD did not play that one.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Vocal -7.
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10- the insane band settings are in comments.
Original flyer art by John Conley

Audio Live Concert