Mudhoney- The Independent, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/19 Multicam w/ partial Martix Audio

Man, where do I start? So, if you read the Avengers post from this night, you know that Penelope Houston came to our rescue when it was nearly impossible to get permission to film by working with the venue.

After we got our passes & before Penelope’s set, Jim & I started to set up our cameras. We had 4 or 5 with 1 small footprint tripod & 1 monopod. The house guy (stage manager? production manager?) comes upstairs and starts yelling at us, telling us that it costs $500 to multicam and who gave permission to do it etc… I calmly comply with all of his requests and we start breaking down the tripod, and he gave us each the OK to operate 1 camera. I also had a digital recorder so we lined into the soundboard- the house soundman was super nice.

During the set break after Avengers, I approached Mudhoney’s soundman and Parker Gibbs was there, talking with the soundman and Mudhoney’s manager (nice meeting you Parker!). They both(Parker/Soundman) told me to just go for it and film. I also told them that we had a recorder lined into the board and they were cool about it.

So Mudhoney starts and “house guy” comes up and starts yelling at Jim. Jim let him know that I had explicit permission from the band’s management. About 1 minute later, my digital recorder stops recording. When I got to it after the show, all record/pause/play lights were flashing which had never happened before, or since. I’m not sure what happened. So, that’s why you may hear the audio quality change after 15-20min. The board mix was SO good- it’s a shame, really.

It was a great show, and I am super thankful to the bands for letting us film. Not so much with the venue. Things have changed A LOT in SF since the 80s- It has changed from a culturally rich, affordable place where artists were free to do their own thing, to a bunch of corporate or quasi- corporate venues giving DIY people a hard time… even in the same goddamned building (Kennel Club –> independent)

Recorded by: Jim McLain & Shayne Stacy

Equipment used: Canon HFG40 w/stock mic, Canon HFM400

Audio equipment used: Sony M10 into soundboard until it was apparently beat into submission

Edit/Audio matrix: Jim Mclain

Thanks Jim for editing together 2 roving cameras- that’s not easy.

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Mudhoney- Sub Pop SPF30, Alki Beach, Seattle Wa. 8/11/18 Live Canon HFG40 Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

When I got to SPF30, there were not many people there.There were probably about 300 people at Metz’ set earlier in the day. By the time Mudhoney took the stage, it was PACKED. I tried to get to the stage and get the band’s attention to do a multicam, but there was no way. After seeing the crowd that was there, I was pretty lucky to do 1 camera. There must have been 3,000 people packed down the street, watching Mudhoney’s set. I still don’t know why they were on the small stage.

Great set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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Mudhoney-Castaic Lake, Castaic Ca. 9/26/92 xfer from Hi8 Master

So this entire show is a long story- thanks to Scott Kennberg, I was able to get a pass. I thought it was a filming pass, but it was actually a backstage pass. It was really odd, being a 25 year old kid, given access to backstage with Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, and Kurt/Courtney/Frances. It made me feel pretty strange, so I bailed after a beer.

Anyway, here is Mudhoney’s set. They were GREAT. Encore is Fang’s “The Money Will Roll Right In” w/Kurt on guitar.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81 camcorder with stock mic

 

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