M.D.C.- Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 1/21/18 Multicam Live MDC Millions Dead Cops

This one has a LONG, wacky backstory to it. This was MDC’s last show of the US leg of their tour- they were flying to Japan early the next morning out of SFO (2.5 hour drive). They had already parked their tour van by SFO and were playing on borrowed equipment. Barry Ward came to me and asked if he could borrow an amp from someone, so we (me and someone else- eric Marias?) called everyone who lived close and Cory Weigert had Andy’s amp from the Peace Killers. So, during the set break right before MDC goes on, I haul ass in my car to the Cafe Colonial to meet up with Cory. He is still talking to Andy and he gets the OK. In our haste, Cory locks himself out of the Cafe- he is yelling through the mail slot to Matt to let him back in… we finally get the amp and haul ass back to the Blue Lamp. I pull up on the sidewalk and bring the amp on stage… and they don’t use it. Barry DI’d into the board. So I scramble to get cameras up and film this video. Thanks to Cory for enduring all that, and thanks to Gabi for pushing the band’s start time back until we arrived.

Epilogue: About 2 days after the show, I get a FB message from one of the opening bands. He was upset that MDC named his band as the guys who were supposed to loan them equipment. Ah, no good deed goes unpunished. Oh well. 🙂


Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 w/ Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic, Canon HFG30 on tripod, Canon HFG10 by stage, Gopro hero 4 silver on Al.

Edit by: Tromster



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MDC- Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 5/20/16 Multicam w/Rode Audio M.D.C.

This was supposed to be a 4 camera shoot, but things did not go quite as planned. The pool table (my go-to for the back camera) was packed with merch, so I did not want to cut into that space. I had a friend hold a G10 on a monopod right by the bar for a 3rd camera, just off stage right as there is usually not much action over there. Well, when the band started, a HUGE pit the size of the entire front part of the club erupted. My friend got plowed into, camera went flying. Surprisingly, the camera is fine. The battery was destroyed, but no biggie. Filmed with 1 G30 on tripod, 1 G30 on monopod. Rode audio, as the digital recorder was also knocked off the perch at the board. Everything and everyone survived. Enjoy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: G30, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic


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MDC- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 6/24/88 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape w/ enhanced audio Live M.D.C. Punk

I’m late today- very busy. Here is the last full show from the Gilman benefit streaming event. There are tons more Gilman videos that I need to clean up and improve audio. It’ll take months or maybe years. Stay tuned.
Like the Op Ivy, this one was also taken from the cleanest VHS copy available- the tape comes from legendary soundman Radley Hirsch’s VHS tape, transferred with a high end VHS setup.
If you have heard/seen other versions of this show on youtube, the straight board mix on the video is not great. It is basically all bass and vocals. We extracted the audio and we were able to improve it a little. You can now hear guitar and there is some snare in there as well.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer equipment: JVC HRS9800 & Canopus ADVC300
Audio rebalance in Izotope rx7

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M.D.C.- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 10/10/87 xfer from master soundboard cassette MDC Millions Dead C

James Edmonds also sent me this MDC set- it was on the flipside of the Feederz show. Funny story about this one from James- “The MDC set is only half, as someone else wanted to record that set & our sound guy split recording time, so somewhere out there is the other half.”. I can’t say I have ever heard of that being done before.
Sweet Hendrix cover!

Recorded by: James Edmonds
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
I think I rebalanced this in Izotope Rx8. Sounds great regardless

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MDC- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca 7/25/87 xfer from 1st gen soundboard cassette rebalanced M.D.C.

Yet another M.D.C. board tape- this one comes from Wayne Vanderkuil via Radley Hirsch. Radley always hooked us up. Dave is a comedian at the start of this set.
The mix slides around a bit, but I did boost guitars +6 and drums +2. Sounds better now. This appears to be the complete set.
Also, I am using a new program (vegas pro) to create these audio posts. Is the thumbnail all blurry for you? It looks like crap from my side, but after I post on YT it seems to resolve itself.

Recorded and mixed by: Radley Hirsch
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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