Bunnygrunt- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo. 10/31/03 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape Indie pop

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

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Old 97s- Hi Pointe, St. Louis Mo 4/5/97 xfer from 2nd gen VHS Enhanced Live Complete Full Concert

Here is the other show from that Old 97s VHS tape- this one RIPS. Man, I love this era of the band and I am so thankful to have seen them so much back then… but this may be my favorite 97s video from the ’90s. The lighting on stage is uneven so I just denoised the pic and left the lighting as is.
Oh, one other thing about the Stubb’s show from yesterday- I mentioned that Ken made mistakes at the beginning of the set. He let us know that he had a new guitar tech- first time out- and they totally screwed up the tuning the guitar. Haha, that must be a nightmare. I experienced that once in person- Girlschool in 2014.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800 w/tbc and Canopus ADVC300
Enhanced (denoise) in Adobe Premiere, Neat Video

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Chixdiggit- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo. 3/8/96 DAT Master Soundboard Clone Rebalanced Live

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.

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Coffee Creek- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 7/30/93 Audio Soundboard xfer from Band Archive

First and foremost- this is a MUST LISTEN if you are an Uncle Tupelo, WIlco, Son Volt, or classic country fan. Coffee Creek are Tweedy/Farrar/Heidorn(Uncle Tupelo), Brian Henneman(Bottle Rockets) doing classic country/rock covers! So great.

Back in the early 90s, I was friends with Tony Margherita & Bob Andrews who managed Uncle Tupelo, The Bottle Rockets and many more. I had followed UT around and filmed/audio recorded over 10 shows in the span of a couple of years, including the 2 final shows in St. Louis. Since the band was defunct (and Wilco was not the HUGE band they are today), Tony let my good friend Jim stop by and pick up “a few” cassettes in late 1994. Jim goes to the office and calls me:
J(whispering): Dude, there are like 50 tapes here. Do you have Coffee Creek?
Me: No
J: How about X(some other one)
Me: No. Just grab them all and I will sort them out.
So Jim grabs a box and shoves about 50 tapes in, and takes off. Bob and Tony were like :-O. Haha! Thanks guys.
I am shocked that these are not online yet.

Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
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

Photo courtesy of Michael Pemberton’s excellent factorybelt dot net site. Check it out!
Man, I wish I took pictures of the tapes.

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Uncle Tupelo- Blue Note, Columbia Mo. 11/13/92 xfer f/ Hi8 Master Video Tape w/ DAT Audio Live

Here is the last UT show from the November of 1992 run that I taped. I was supposed to go to Kansas City the next night and then drive 12 hours straight through the night to catch my plane in Chicago, but my body told me that wasn’t going to happen. I went to the Didjits show with Jim Utz instead.
Anyway, I got to Columbia in the early afternoon and tried to find a liquor store for some beer. I saw this place with the sign “Liquor Guns and Ammo”, so I went in and saw that they only had lousy beer, so I bailed. It didn’t even occur to me until years later the store I was in was probably the same one described in UT’s song “Whiskey Bottle”. Duh.
I conked out before the show and got there a little late. I get in the club and it is PACKED. Like, sold out packed… and I am late and I have no place to film. I had to wedge myself between some people and use my tripod like a monopod- hanging it over the railing on the balcony a bit to get a clear shot. I think it still turned out pretty good. The only downside of that approach was the DAT recording. I could not tend to the DAT so the battery dies during the last song, so you get crappy stock camera audio for that one.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR-81, Sony TCD-D3 DAT w/Nakamichi CM300 mic.
Enhanced (degrain) via Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via pluraleyes.

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Coffee Creek- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 6/11/92 Audio Soundboard Uncle Tupelo country covers band archive transfer

Here is the most complete document of the legendary Coffee Creek- this show has a few cuts, but appears to be mostly complete. Coffee Creek were a side project of Uncle Tupelo (Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweddy, Mike Heidorn) plus Brian Henneman from the Bottle Rockets.

btw, I know that this ticket stub is for the other Coffee Creek show I posted (7/30/93). I should have used this image for that show, and the coffee cup (which I have been searching for, for many years) image for this show. Oh well. Both images from Michael Pemberton’s excellent factorybelt.net website.

Setlist:
Buckeroo (end)/ Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?/ Love’s Gonna Live Here/ Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me/ I Wanna Destroy You/ Sleeping Room/ Wallflower/ Is Anybody Going to San Antone/ You’re Still On My Mind/ Sing Me Back Home/ Powderfinger (has a cut)/ Atomic Power/ Wrote A Song For Everyone/ instrumental/ Back to the Country/ Wasted Days and Wasted Nights/ Blue Eyes/ Moonshiner (has a cut)/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ A Good Year for the Roses/ Do Re Mi/ Thanks A Lot/ Are You Ready For the Country?/ Texas Me/ Mendocino/ Movin’ On/ Texas in the Rain (?)/ Turkey in the Straw/ She’s About A Mover/ Waltz Across Festus (sic)

Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
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

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Uncle Tupelo- Blue Note, Columbia MO 2/16/91 Audio only soundboard xfer from band archive tape

Here’s the last Uncle Tupelo post for a bit- there is still a lot more to post… but this is one of the best shows in the band’s archive. Just a killer set and those encores! They did not do Dinosaur Jr’s Freak Scene often.

Setlist (courtesy factorybelt.net site):
Factory Belt/ No Depression/ Postcard/ Train/ Flatness/ Punch Drunk/ D.Boon/ Discarded/ Life Worth Livin’/ Nothing/ True to Life/ Outdone/ Watch Me Fall/ Before I Break/ Gun/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ Screen Door/ I Got Drunk/ t-shirt song/ Whiskey Bottle (cut)/ That Year/ Graveyard Shift/ Atomic Power/ Left in the Dark/ Freak Scene/ Fortunate Son/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ Down By The River/ Baby Please Don’t Go/ There Was A Time

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

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Uncle Tupelo- Blue Note, Columbia Mo 11/29/90 Band Archive Soundboard Casette to DAT xfer incomplete

OK, so I guess it is time to tell the saga of DAT #251. I have already told the story of getting the Uncle Tupelo band archive tapes on one of my coffee creek posts, years back. Once I learned that the tapes were coming, I ordered a box of 10 DATs to use so I could copy them from cassette to DAT. Well, the tape supplier sent me the wrong tape- they sent me 90 meter DATs (3 hour) rather than 60 meter (2 hour). I did not have time to deal with returns and I thought “hey, it’s a free hour per tape” so I put the entire UT archive on these things (except for 1 tape). I now know that 90 meter DATs are notorious for errors and jamming up, and that’s exactly what happened with DAT #251. It seized up and broke so and I tried to splice it myself and made it worse. We recently sent the tape to a guy who specializes in fixing these… and it was too screwed up. He said it was the most damaged tape he had ever seen. He sent me a file with the salvaged files.
This show is actually 90 minutes long. Only the first 60min were able to be saved, and this one cuts off before it really gets good! I will need to get one of those DAT clones (or someone transfer the 32khz file) I sent to people so we can do a proper transfer of the full show. Bummer.

Recorded by: Tony Margherita?
Band archive tape digitized by Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa consumer deck and Sony DTC-690
DAT xfer by Bill Reutelhuber

Setlist (courtesy of factorybelt.net): 11/29/90 – Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Life Worth Livin’/ Punch Drunk/ Watch Me Fall/ Postcard/ Gun/ Discarded/ Flatness/ Outdone/ Sauget Wind/ Train/ Wasn’t Born to Follow/ Atomic Power/ Nothing/ Before I Break/ That Year/ Country Home/ True to Life/ D.Boon/ I’ve Been Working On the Railroad/ Factory Belt/(HERE IS WHERE IT CUTS) ?/ Do Re Mi/ Freak Scene/ Whiskey Bottle/ No Depression/ No Matter What/ I Got Drunk/ Graveyard Shift/ Cortez The Killer (w/ Brian Henneman, cut)

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Beat Farmers- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo. 7/18/90 Multitrack Soundboard Audio xfer from master

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

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