Metallica Orion Fest Footage: Skateboarding, Kirk’s Crypt, Metclub Tent, Custom Car, Jim Breuer 2012

Since we have been sick this weekend, I spent some time organizing some old family video footage. I found these non-musical performance clips I took from Orion Fest back in 2012 buried in the family discs. I forgot I filmed these-They are pretty cool. There is footage of the Van’s skate ramp with Steve Caballero, Kirk’s Crypt(outside only- line was too long!), Custom Car Show including some of Hetfield’s cars, a talk with Toby Stapleton & Dan Nykolayko in the metclub fanclub only tent talking about merch (moderated by Jim Breuer), and some footage of the memorabilia in the metclub tent as well. Metallica fans who did not attend the fest would probably like this. Enjoy!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HF200 w/stock mic

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Ghost- Orion Fest, Bader Field, Atlantic City NJ 6/24/12 1080p HD Master Metal B.C.

When we started up the sac music archive, everything from our youtube channels were supposed to be on here… but I keep finding stuff that didn’t make it. Here come 3 videos from the time I travelled to Orion Fest in 2012.

Here is Ghost back when they were relatively unknown, performing in the daytime as the first band of day 2 of Orion fest. Sorry for the shakiness- cameras were not explicitly allowed at Orion so I had no monopod. Filmed with Canon HF200 with stock microphone.

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Suicidal Tendencies- Orion Fest, Atlantic City NJ 6/23/12 Robert Trujillo and Infectious Grooves

Orion was such a great festival. I got to see Roky Erickson, Volbeat, Ghost (in the daytime!) along with Metallica playing RTL and Black album in their entirety. The surprise of the weekend for me was this set. Suicidal played the smallest stage and there had to be 10,000 people there. It just went back for miles. I was pretty close, so I was getting smacked around a bit. Also, my arm was super tired so I did not film the entire set. Robert Trujillo makes a surprise appearance and plays on ST and Infectious Grooves songs. For Paul Piazza and Kim Cook (because she was there, but missed this set!)

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment used: Canon HF200 & stock Mic

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Luna- Maxwell’s, Hoboken Nj 2/22/92 DAT Clone xfer 2nd show ever Dean Wareham Galaxie 500

It wasn’t easy getting a post ready for today. The original audio I had prepared would not read from the disc, so I will need to recapture that one. This one was next and Stanley’s drumming dominated the recording, so I rebalanced it… and totally buried the vocals. This is the second rebalance attempt (an hour processing each) and the vocals are still buried but it sounds as good as it is going to get.
I remember getting these in trade from taper Jim Romeo right when they happened and being so excited to hear the new songs.

Recorded by: Jim Romeo
Equipment used: Portable DAT and ? mic
Transfer/rebalance by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Vocal +5, Bass +4, Guitar +4.

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Crimpshrine- WFMU, E. Orange NJ 8/25/88 xfer from 1st gen audio cassette East Bay Punk

This was another random pull that I noticed while looking for another tape. I saw that this is already on youtube, but in lesser quality. I got this from George Norton, who taped it off the radio. Thanks George!
This is such a great performance, loved these guys. Big thanks to Pat Duncan and WFMU for bringing little known bands (at the time) to play in studio.

Recorded by: George Norton
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Danzig- City Gardens, Trenton NJ 4/9/88 Audio only xfer from 1st gen cassette FIRST SHOW EVER

Carl Sylvester asked me to digitize this one a few months back, and it finally got to the top of the list. I traded with a really cool and dependable guy named George Norton (not sure if my FB friend is the same guy). He taped a ton of city gardens & NYC punk/hardcore shows.
He taped Danzig’s first show at City Gardens and sent me a copy pretty much immediately. We listened to it about 50 times before the debut LP came out 4 months later. Good times. Note the track listing on the cassette J-card, we didn’t even know the name of most of the new songs yet.

Recorded by: George Norton
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon/Audiophile 2496 card

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Danzig- WTSR-FM Interview w/Randy Now, Trenton NJ 4/5/88 1st int as Danzig the band

I wasn’t planning to post this today, but Randy Now (legendary booking agent of City Gardens) asked me for it. We all owe people like Randy and Sacramento’s own Stewart Katz a huge debt of gratitude. They were the promoters who found venues and booked punk bands into those venues back when no one else would, which “trailblazed” a circuit of clubs that allowed bands like Black Flag, D.O.A., DKs and others to tour the United States in the very early 1980’s. And Randy did all of this on top of being a mail carrier during the day!
In this interview, Randy mentions that Glenn had not done an interview for a long time. I assume this is the first interview as the band Danzig. Randy also booked Danzig(the band)’s first show ever at City Gardens the next month, in May of 1988. You can find that City Gardens set on sacramento music archive as well.
Now, if Glenn would just pick up the damned phone…

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
De-static in Izotope RX8 (it still has some static)

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