Spitboy- Fireside Bowl, Chicago Il. 4/14/94 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape live East Bay Punk

I know it is a little early for the daily post, but I did not sleep much due to election anxiety. I was looking through the rest of the “Turn it Around Project” videos for the most appropriate video to post today (election day), and I think I found it. Here is a killer video of Spitboy at fireside bowl. Man, I love it when a video captures the essence of the show, and this one does so in a big way.

From the collection of Jason Ross

Recorded by: Bob and/or Mike Byrne
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Schlong- SCRAP Skate Park, Hoffman Estates IL 4/13/94 xfer from 3rd gen VHS tape Live East Bay Punk

Here is another VHS tape that I digitized about 7 years ago for the Turn it Around documentary. This one is once again from Jason Ross’ collection- I love the angle. The filmer must have been sitting on top of the skate ramp.

Recorded by Mike Byrne
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300
no enhcancements

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Rancid- SCRAP Skate Park, Hoffman Estates IL 10/3/93 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape Live Enhanced Punk

Happy halloween everyone! It looks like I have 7 or 8 more shows to post from the raw files I created for the Turn it Around movie project. Funny story about the project- I mailed about FIFTY DVDs to them.. and they got lost in the mail. I re-did them all and mailed them again! Some postal worker or random Oakland citizen has a lot of east bay punk DVDs now.
This one looks like a big upgrade from what is on the youtubes today. If we could get the masters digitized, we could really clean these (especially the mcgregors shows) properly.

Recorded by: Mike Byrne
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced (brightness/exposure/degrain) in Adobe Premiere and Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Jawbreaker- Off the Alley, Homewood Il. 3/31/94 xfer from unknown gen VHS tape Live East Bay Punk

I don’t have much time so this one needs to be quick. Here is another one from the Turn it Around digitizing project, from Jason Ross’ collection. The gen is unknown but it is relatively low. It looks like only 1 song in inferior quality has made its way to YT so far.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300
Enhancements with Adobe premiere and neat video

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Jawbreaker- McGregors, Elmhurst Il 8/23/93 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape Live East Bay Punk

I was finally organizing about 500 discs on random spindles into some semblance of order, and I came across these. I digitizied a ton of stuff for Corbett and the East Bay Punk documentary, and I kept the raw files for these ones. These come from Jason Ross’ collection of great tapes that he sent me a few years back.
This tape (as with most mcgregor’s tapes) is super overexposed. Now that I know how to adjust it with the Canopus, I will need to re-transfer this sometime in the future.
I’ll be posting east bay punk/gilman/lookout related artists all week!

Recorded by: Bob or Mike Byrne
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9911U and Canopus ADVC300

Live Concert Video

Uncle Tupelo- Mabel’s, Champaign Il. 11/11/92 enhanced xfer from Hi8 master tape w/remixed DAT Audio

It’s funny, I never thought that this was a very good performance. Now that I revisit it after 28 years, it was probably one of the best shows of the tour. The original perception was probably due to me being tired and hungover(this was the day after the “I went to the wrong state” debacle), plus it was the 3rd show in 4 days, and also the lighting in the venue being weak.
I was able to brighten this one quite a bit and de-snow the picture, I also boosted the color intensity up quite a bit (like 85%) because the original was bland as hell. I was also able to get Izotope to get a decent read on this one (audience recordings are hit and miss) so I was able to boost guitar and vocals. The guitar was really low in the mix in the room.
Great performance, and probably the best I have ever heard Bill play with UT.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Sony TR-81 camcorder, Sony TCD-D3 DAT w/Nakamichi CM300 mic
Brighten/denoise: Adobe premiere elements, Neat Video
Audio remix in Izotope RX7
Audio Video synch via pluraleyes.

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Uncle Tupelo- Lounge Ax, Chicago Il. 11/8/92 Enhanced video with DAT audio xfer from hi8 master tape

Back in 1992, I spent a week following Uncle Tupelo around the midwest. It was crazy- I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going. This was before GPS and I got myself into a couple of dumb situations that I’ll talk about in future posts.
This is the first show of the run… and probably the worst video. There was no place to set up my tripod, so I had to go handheld while standing on these bleacher-style seats on the side. Lots of heads in the way and it is a bit shaky.. but it is also the only performance of the Neil Young cover “motion pictures” caught on video. And it was my only time going to the legendary Lounge Ax venue, so it was still a good night.
The lighting was super uneven at the show. There were a couple of times (maybe 5-10min total) where Jay was lit extremely well, and the rest of the time lighting was low. I adjusted lighting for the majority of the set, which means that Jay is a bit overexposed at times.

Audio kicks in at about 25 seconds. I also have about 1 min video of the inside of lounge ax, if anyone wants to see it.

Video recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Audio recorded by: Jeff Segota
Video equipment: Sony TR81 w/Hi8 ME tape
Audio equipment: Unknown recorder & Shure VP88 mic
Enhancement/noise reduction in Adobe Premiere
Audio/Video synch in Plural Eyes
other work in Sony Soundforge & Avidemux

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Samiam- McGregor’s, Elmhurst Il 11/4/92 Live xfer from 2nd gen VHS East Bay Punk Turn it Around

I took the weekend off from posting. I had posted something every day for what felt like an eternity. I figured no one would be paying attention since everyone was watching election results, speeches and the like.
Here is the last one (for now) from the VHS tapes that I digitized for the Turn it Around documentary. This is another one that Bob & Mike Byrne shot.. and some good news – it looks like we will be able to transfer the masters and clean up these (and many others) soon! Regardless of where they are posted on youtube, I will link them to the Sacramentomusicarchive website, so be sure to follow the site for updates.

Recorded by: Bob & Mike Byrne
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300
Degrain in Adobe Premiere/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Econochrist- McGregor’s, Elmhurst Il. 8/9/92 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape Live East Bay Punk

Here’s the next one in the series of VHS tapes that I digitized for Corbett and Dan, for the East Bay Punk doc. Here is Econochrist from McGregor’s. I was able to enhance this and remove the grain without making it look like you are in a dream, which is rare for a copied VHS tape. As with all of the McGregor’s shows, I hope to re-digitize them and see if I can use the canopus box to bring that exposure down a bit.

From the collection of Jason Ross

Recorded by: Bob and/or Mike Byrne
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Monsula- McGregors, Elmhurst Il. 7/1/92 Live East Bay Punk Green Day Pinhead Gunpowder

Here’s today’s video- it’s another one that I digitized years ago for the Turn it Around documentary. I never really paid much attention to Monsula, but I finally gave them a good listen during The Lookouting run of shows and finally appreciated their greatness. Such a great underappreciated band.

From the collection of Jason Ross

Recorded by: Bob and/or Mike Byrne
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere/Neat Video

Live Concert Video