This one comes from Radley Hirsch- he gave a copy of his master soundboard tape to Anonymous back in the late 80s. Pretty nice mix, so I didn’t attempt a rebalance. For the uninitiated, Tragic Mulatto were an art punk band that released a few things on Alternative Tentacles back in the 80s.
Recorded by: Radley Hirsch Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Well, here is something interesting. I have been a huge misfits/Samhain etc fan for 35 years– getting into them in early 1986, just in time to miss this show. I have never seen this show circulated, on any trade lists, or even heard a rumor of its existence until Eric told me he had it. This show doesn’t sound great, but it appears to be due to the sound in the club that night. When I EQ’d the show, it sounded like a pro walkman recording after I mixed some of the yuck out of it. This might have been taped by Verne Inhell, but no confirmation. I really want to hear from The Fastbacks- one of my favorite bands! Why were you picked to open, I wonder. What an odd pairing- You are the least evil band I know. Any good stories out of this one? Any rock star tantrums? Man, I wish I had a recording of The Fastbacks’ set as well. From Eric McIntire’s collection
Recorded by: ? Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card EQ in Sony soundforge
Here’s another one from Eric Mcintire’s amazing collection of early SF tapes. Eric taped this one himself from the mixing board. I am going to try to enhance these old soundboard tapes with an application called Izotope. I hope to get time this weekend sometime.
Recorded by: Eric Mcintire Equipment used: Mab house cassette deck
Here is another amazing artifact from Barry Ward’s cassette collection. This is the earliest RKL show I have ever heard, and apparently it is the earliest show on the internet as well. They talk about their upcoming 7″ release of It’s a Beautiful Feeling! This one was pretty raw but clean enough for me to remix it a bit. It was light on guitar and very harsh with the high end so I did what I could to fix that up. Thanks Barry!
Recorded by: Barry Ward Equipment used: Sony Walkman recorder Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Bass +1, Guitar +4 EQ in Sony Soundforge: Boost lows and drop the highs by about 2db each Nice Recreation Artwork of the Mab sign by Eric Yee
Here are some more amazing audiotapes from Eric McIntire’s collection. He is a huge Crucifix fan. I thought that I had every old crucifix audiotape that there was to be had, but he gave me 5 or more in this box. I think these may have come from the band. First one here is a 16 track soundboard recording of the band from a show at the mab in 1981. The flyer is just an example of a 1981 show- this show is an unspecified date.
Recorded by: ? Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon & M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card