Kicker was up next on Saturday night. I had heard of the band and checked them out online, but I had no idea that it was a punk “supergroup” with Dave Ed from Neurosis on bass and Dave Mello from Operation Ivy/Bobby Joe Ebola and many more. What a nice surprise. Band was great, and it sounds good after I fix my mic setting.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HFG50 & Rode Videomic Stereo Pro
So Gilman soundboards were always a hit and miss type of deal. Then they got a new 16 channel board in 1989? and everything sounded WAY better. This mix slides around a bit but everything is there. I was surprised to see that this wasn’t on YT yet.
Recorded by: “Anonymous”
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa deck to record the show
Sound Engineer: Radley Hirsch
There has been so much chaos at work and with home schooling today, I forgot that I had not posted anything. Here is another collaboration with King Bean. The video quality isn’t great, but it isn’t bad either.. AND it is early Neurosis at Gilman (opening for Chumbawamba!) AND the soundboard quality is pretty good. The audio gets really good at about the 18 minute mark.
Video recorded by: ? Audio recorded by: Anonymous (see about section of sac music archive for Anonymous’ bio) Soundboard synch by King Bean
I went to check my mail last night and my good friend Radley Hirsch sent me a surprise package with this inside. If you don’t know Radley, he was the guy who helped get Gilman started and was able to get Gilman’s first “real” sound system installed, along with upgrades over the years. He gifted me that original Gilman PA (the 2 main speakers) and they now sit in my studio. Unfortunately, the postman crammed the disc into the tiny mailbox sideways and tweaked the CD, but I was able to salvage the data. Here is the story behind this recording, straight from Radley: This is from when Neurosis asked to do a 7″. My friend Mark Brooks brought in an 8 track and another mixer and we remixed. The tracks are stereo vocals, stereo drums, 2 guitars, bass and a room mic. This is 7 tracks from a much longer set. I reached out to the biggest Neurosis fan I know, and discovered that the raw board mix (which sounds totally different but still good) exists and the show is about 90min long! Wow.
Recorded by: Radley Hirsch and Mark Brooks Transfer by: Radley Hirsch
Here’s a special one for you today. This is one of the only master videos in my collection that was filmed with my camera, but I didn’t film the show. Anonymous filmed this one, plus recorded a master soundboard tape. I took the masters and enhanced/remixed both, then Kingbean did the analog audio to video synch. Thanks Kingbean! It’s still a bit dark, I did my best.
Recorded by: Anonymous Equipment used: Aiwa CV80, Audio cassette through house tape deck. Enhanced by: Shayne Stacy w/ Izotope to remix soundboard, Adobe Premiere elements & Neat video for the video enhancements Synch: Kingbean
and, here is Neurosis.
now that I have my new copy of soundforge, I can start posting all of this audio stuff I had down here by the PC.
Here is another Anonymous recording. We got to be friends with Gilman soundman Radley Hirsch, so there were many soundboards done in 1988-1990 time frame. This one sounds pretty damned good.
As a side note, there is also video of this show (Anonymous taped it with my camera). If anyone wants to synch this soundboard with that video, or help with the HUNDREDS of edit/synch projects that I have, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa home cassette deck
Transfer equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, Audiophile 24/96 card, sony soundforge to normalize levels.
So this was a tough call- I know that Neurosis likes to play with very little lighting on stage… but you could not see much of anything on my 3 video masters. I decided to go ahead and brighten them as much as I could.
Recorded by: Jason Ellis
Equipment Used: Aiwa CV80 & Stock Mic
Enhanced: Adobe Premiere & Neat Video
So I have been playing around with this enhancement software and I think I finally have the combo that I will use from now on. Here is the legendary Neurosis show where Scott’s son (then a baby) comes onstage and someone almost stomps him while stagediving. The set is incomplete because I ran out of tape. This one is in 1080 HD.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV80 & Stock Mic
Enhancement: Adobe Premiere & Neat Video