Meat Puppets- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 7/28/15 4 Camera Multicam

I had not seen the Meat Puppets in over 20 years, and I had not been keeping up on the recent live shows so I did not know what to expect. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. What a show! I heard from someone after that there was some tour frustration and that anger came out in the show.. Maybe someone should piss Curt off more often. 🙂 . Filmed with 1 HFG30, 2 HFG10, and 1 HFM500, Edited by Jim McLain- thanks! Thanks to Brian McKenna and Abstract Entertainment for bringing bands like this to town.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: HFG30, HFG10, HFM500

Edited/Remixed By: Jim McClain

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Meat Puppets- World Beat Center, San Diego Ca 5/21/94 xfer from hi8 Master Tape Live Dez Cadena

So this one has a bit of a story. My good friend Kirk Nelson (now known as captain fireball on DIME and such) came down to hang out in L.A. for a few days and catch some Meat Puppets shows. The first night was them opening for Stone Temple Pilots at Fairfax High, which was really cool to see. I’ll post video of that sometime soon.
The next night was this show. World Beat Center was this odd, all-ages venue that looked like some kind of art school/collective. I saw 2 shows there- this one and FEAR- and it had this unusual vibe for a punk venue. Not bad, just different. Maybe the puppets felt it too (or were feeling something else), because this is the most insane MP show I have ever witnessed.
First, they play a pretty long main set. Then, they came back for an encore which was a 10 minute noise jam with Dez Cadena and others. They even sound like they play a few bars of “Damaged” there for a bit. Everyone is switching instruments and it is pure insanity. Unfortunately, the show sounds like garbage. Kirk would usually audiotape with his DAT and I would video. He was plugged in, but something went wrong and there was no audio signal through the soundboard. This camera audio is the only audio that survived.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR81 and stock mic

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Meat Puppets- McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica Ca. 10/3/92 Xfer from DAT Soundboard Master

There was a window of about 10 months between moving to L.A. in 8/92 and my first child being born. I went to a lot of shows in that time- Midwest to see Uncle Tupelo 5 times, Uncle Tupelo again in Socal in Feb of 93, and a ton of local shows. I think this was the first time I went to McCabes. Davo (MP Soundman) did a great job with the mix- the room is small and they were a bit loud if I remember correctly.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Audio Live Concert

Meat Puppets- McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica 10/3/92 Early xfer from Hi8 Video w/Enhance Sbd

Man, this was a lot of work to prepare but totally worth it. I am really happy with the end result. I should have boosted the audio a little more, otherwise all good.
btw, there are at least 20 (and maybe up to 100) OLD 1988-2000ish videos where I can give the same treatment (enhance video, remix audio, synch new audio track to video)
I had moved down to L.A. (Whittier) about 2 months before this. This was the first time I was at Mccabes I think.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment: Sony TR-81 Hi8 camera w/Hi8 ME tape
Audio Equipment: Sony TCD-D3 DAT through soundboard
Video enhancement: Denoise only using Adobe premiere & Neat Video
Audio enhancement: Izotope (drop vocal & drums, boost guitar & bass
Audio/video synch w/Pluraleyes

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Meat Puppets- Mccabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica Ca 10/2/92 DAT Master Xfer Nakamichi CM300 Mic

Wow, this one sounds pretty damned good. It was a little light on the bass so I bumped it up in EQ. This was the first show of 3 at McCabe’s that week- this one on Friday, and then 2 sets on Saturday. I did not even know of the Sunday show at Raji’s until I got a cassette of it later- it’s probably best since I would have killed myself going to yet another show…

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM-300 Mic
Transfer with Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10

Audio Live Concert

Meat Puppets- Club Minimal, Sacramento 3/11/84 unknown source AUDIO only EDITED

HUGE thanks to Jim McLain for making this sound as good as it can. Hiss and hum removed, L/R levels leveled, etc!

So this is the only document that I have been able to find from an actual Club Minimal concert. The only other thing I have been able to find is Terry O’Reilly’s crowd video footage, but no music.
Anyway, this was from the old cassette trading days. Back before digital (sonny), you never knew what you were going to get. Sometimes you would trade a tape and it would sound pristine. Other times, they would sound like this. There is a hum on this that drives me INSANE. Someone must have dubbed the tape too close to a TV source- maddening. If anyone knows how to de-hum a wav file, let me know.
PS: Hummmm (UPDATE: Jim fixed it!! THANKS!)


Recorded by: Unknown

Equipment used: Unknown

Edited by: Jim McLain

Audio Live Concert