Breaking up the streak of DAT audio recordings with a video- here is the St. Louis based Bunnygrunt doing a halloween set many years back. Good band, from the collection of Jim Utz. He also has some nice soundboards of the band that he might be posting soon!
Recorded by: ? Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HRS9911 and Canopus ADVC300
Here is a band I totally missed when they were touring all the time, but have since become a band I really loved. Thankfully, my friend Jim Utz taped their opening set for Presidents of the USA back in 1996 with his DAT machine. Thanks Jim! I was actually listening to my first rebalance job on this and didn’t like it. The vocals were buried and KJ’s vocals need to be up front… so I worked it a second time. I boosted the vocals, cranked the bass, and bumped up the guitar a little. I am happy with it.
Recorded by: Jim Utz Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope RX7: Vocals +5db, Bass +5db, Guitar +2.5db.
This one has a story behind it. I burned all of my vacation in April, following Pavement around california and Arizona. I then get the call from Tony M- Jay decided to leave Uncle Tupelo, and they were playing 4 final shows. I booked my flight for the final 2 shows over the weekend. In fact, I went to the last show, then took a redeye home (no sleep) and went to work the next day. Crazy. Anyway, it was all worth it. The video turned out great as did my DAT soundboard. Audio matrixed (SBD + Michael Pemberton’s audience tape) by KN, and put all together by Jesse Hamm.
Hi Everyone! I checked youtube, and I am really surprised that this full show was not posted yet. Usually any old, popular master of mine is posted by some random youtuber and they get 100k views. 🙂 So this was an interesting time. I had burned all of my vacation time following Pavement around the southwest in early 1994 and was not planning to see UT until they toured California again. Then my good friend Jim Utz calls me and tells me that rumors are flying about a breakup. I called Tony M (back when he was accessible) and he confirmed it. So I flew to see that last 2 shows. I flew in after work on Friday, saw the shows Sat/Sun night, then flew back 1st thing Monday morning to get to work that day. This show turned out great. Everyone was buying me drinks so I got super hammered but you can’t really tell in my camera work. Enjoy!
This show isn’t quite as pristine quality as the other UT archive stuff I have been posting, but this is a very special show- it was UT’s first time headlining mississippi nights, which was a big deal. They were returning from an east coast tour, so this was a homecoming show. They pulled out a bunch of gems in this set, including FreakScene (dino jr), Cortez (neil young), She’s About a Mover, I drink stag, and many more. What a celebration.
Setlist courtesy of factorybelt.net: Postcard/ Flatness/ Punch Drunk/ No Depression/ D.Boon/ Nothing/ Outdone/ Train/ True To Life/ Gun/ Life Worth Livin’/ Screen Door/ Discarded/ Whiskey Bottle/ Freak Scene/ Graveyard Shift/ That Year/ Left in the Dark/ Before I Break/ There Was A Time/ No Matter What/ John Hardy/ Cortez the Killer (w/ Brian Henneman)/ Atomic Power/ Factory Belt/ Sin City/ Little Guitars/ Streets of Bakersfield/ She’s About a Mover (w/ Brian Henneman)/ I Drink Stag (w/ Brian Henneman)
Recorded by: Tony Margherita Transferred by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables. Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You
About 14 years ago, we were lucky enough to have an opportunity to digitize Doug Morris’ archive. Doug was a DJ at KDHX in St. Louis and also recorded concerts in the 80s/early 90s. This one is a multitrack soundboard tape from miss nights. Sounds excellent. I have a LOT more of Doug’s stuff sitting on archived DVDs that need to be finished up all these years later. We got the collection and fortunately we were able to share the tapes between a few of us friends to transfer. I got it right at the time that I was caring for my mom, so it made it difficult to get it all done.
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi CR5A & EMU 1212M capture card Sounds like Doug might have used a 4 track to do this one. This is an xfer from the master OR 1st gen tape, not sure which
So I had posted this one a long time ago and it was pulled down by matador. I am totally perplexed about it, since other yo la tengo content is allowed to survive on youtube. Does anyone know if this was ever part of an official release?
Anyway, here it is again. I don’t think it will be found by the evil overlords. Enjoy.
The other concert on that Fishbone tape was this classic show by Camper Van Beethoven. Camper(along with R.E.M.) was my favorite band in the world at the time. All of us CVB fans/traders were thrilled to get such a nice quality video… and a killer performance as well. I love Jonathan’s violin sound on this one.
This came from KDHX directly- this is a VHS tape right off of their 1/4″ master tape. Huge thanks to Jim Utz & Dede Schofield for giving these to me 20ish(30?) years ago.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HR-S9911 w/TBD– Canopus ADVC300– Sony Vegas Pro 10.
Man, it is shocking to me that these Mississippi Nights shows are not on YT. Here is a nice one that I had never seen until Jim Utz sent me his transfers of a bunch of the KDHX shows. Nice quality, taken from the master. From the look of the disc name & file structure, this was captured by one of those consumer DVD recorders.
Here’s yet another one that baffles me. A lot of the stuff that I have on VHS was posted years ago by others, and since these were broadcast on St. Louis cable TV, you’d think this would have been posted by now. Nope. Early Flaming Lips!
From Jim Utz’ collection