I was organizing the 1TB worth of footage that I shot from last weekend and this one angle turned out good enough to post right away. This is Jack Steeples from AOD’s new band which includes members of Ruth Ruth, Headwound, Blisters and more. Give them a listen- they are very good. I shot 5 angles (this is one of them) and recorded 3 high quality audio sources (this is not one of them), so a full edit is coming someday. Since I was orchestrating 7 different recording machines, it took me a couple minutes to adjust levels on this one. It gets better after about 3min.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment: Canon HF G60 and Stock Mic
Posting 11 days of videos- here is day 1: I traveled to New York/New Jersey last month to see 2 AOD shows. This band I had never heard of were opening, so I decided to save battery and memory card space and only film with 1 camera. Well, that was a mistake because these guys ripped and they featured Antidote vocalist and film producer/NYHC Chronicles host etc Drew Stone. Also featured my old friend from The Undead Tristan D’Graves. At least I was able to get the board mix (which had NO guitar all night) to rebalance to sound reasonably well.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HFG60 (video), Sony PCM-M10 through soundboard Rebalance in Izotope RX8 (cranked guitar and bass) Audio/Video synch in pluraleye 4.0
Thanks to an anonymous donor and the “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” youtube channel, we have a special treat today. This is a stellar recording of one of those famous unannounced club shows that Prince used to do. Here is the detail: Prince & The New Power Generation
April 11, 1998 Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Recording: SBD (MTX) – DAT Master – cassette Transfer: unknown
Live Matrix Recording & Transfer by Anonymous Source provided by a kind soul Edited & Mastered by kid with a computer July 19, 2020
This was a one-off performance
The doors opened at 11:59pm on 4/10 the show took place in the early morning hours of 4/11
Prince played earlier that night (4/10) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden formerly known as The Felt Forum.
Robert Hunter played earlier that night (4/10) at Irving Plaza.
t01 & t16 are missing.
track 12 includes a human beatbox improv from Doug E. Fresh
track 13 includes Give Up The Funk [Tear The Roof Off The Sucker] (Todd Anthony Shaw, Ramon Russell Gooden, Anthony Banks, William Earl Collins, George Clinton Jr., Mhisani M. Miller)
track 14 contains shades of 2001 [That’ll Work] (Charles Luis Brown)
Prince; guitar, vocals
Kirk Johnson; drums
Rhonda Smith; bass
Morris Hayes; keys
Mike Scott; guitar
Marva King; backing vocals Special Guests
Mayte Garcia; dancer
Larry Graham; bass, vocals
Chaka Khan; vocals
Mike Campbell; guitar
George Benson; guitar
Doug E. Fresh; vocal rap
setlist – t01 – Days of Wild – t02 – Thank You [Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin] (Sylvester Stewart) t03 – Days of Wild – t04 – Everyday People (Sylvester Stewart) t05 – Free – (Larry Graham) t06 – Sweet Thing (Paul Anthony Powell, Mica Paris) t07 – You Got The Love (Chaka Khan, Ray Erskine Jr. Parker) t08 – Tell Me Something Good (Stevie Wonder) t09 – The Jam (Larry Graham) t10 – Mad Sex (New Power Generation)
encore – t11 – I Want to Take You Higher – (Sylvester Stewart) t12 – Guitar Jam – t13 – Push it Up – (New Power Generation) t14 – Bustin’ Loose – (Charles Luis Brown) t15 – Lodi Dodi (Snoop Dog) t16 – Talkin’ Loud and Saying Nothing (James Brown)
Total Run Time; 1:53:05.000
Also, I happened to check out the old frenchonionsoup channel and it looks like the Misfits show from Vegas got whacked. We will need to figure out how to make that available again. 🙂
I have been working for about the past month to get a new/improved VHS capture setup working, which would also decrease the number of computers from 5 to 4 out here. It has been quite an ordeal, but it looks like I got it dialed in as of today. I captured this one earlier in the week (just to see if the setup was working ok) so if there are any A/V synch issues, please let me know. I can’t watch this much jam band at once. I taped this one for the 2 Son Volt songs from HORDE in Buffalo, but this includes a bunch of HORDE acts, recorded at various stops from the 1996 tour. Includes Me’Shell NdegéOcello and Son Volt from Buffalo NY 8/20/96; Medeski, Martin and Wood/Leftover Salmon from Phoenix 7/24/96; and Blues Traveler/Rusted Root from Chula Vista 7/26/96. Good people watching on this one- you can almost smell the patchouli through the screen.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC consumer VCR Transfer equipment: JVC HRS9900U and Tevion High Speed DVD Maker+ into Virtualdub 1.9.11
In our search for better audio for Steve Rogers’ videos, we found that there was a nice sounding soundboard tape of the Crowes from this date. I asked the taper for the files and he sent them over for synch. Well, it appears that the band played 2 sets that night and the board tape is not this show. Damn, we tried.
Edit: Steve let me know that this is the soundcheck. Mystery Solved.
Recorded by: Steve Rogers Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into Workstation Enhance (degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video
Here’s a real treat today. Someone had asked me to transfer a tape that had part of this show. I figured that it would be nice to transfer this entire show as well. This is another one of Joel Gershon’s seemingly lost archives. Recorded through soundboard with band permission. I love this era of the Maniacs- it is the full “classic” lineup of Buck/Augustiniak/Drew/Gustavson, PLUS John Lombardo from the early days (my favorite era), and Mary Ramsey on vocals. You get old 10,000 maniacs songs along with some John & Mary sings I think. Great stuff. The mix was pretty weak so I fixed it up in Izotope RX7
Recorded by: Joel Gershon Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Boost guitar/bass/snare in Izotope RX7
Here is a VHS tape that I digitized for my friend Derek Purtell, since he asked about Ned’s. I got this tape from Saki Honma, who lived in Japan and taped it off Japanese TV. There was this very cool TV show there who would broadcast concerts in higher quality than other sources that eventually came out. This particular tape had a Wonder Stuff show that is very common, a Cranberries show that seems to not be anywhere, Frank Black, and more. Most of those are coming up! Anyway, this show was introduced as the “last show” on the TV broadcast. I think this means this is the last show before their breakup in the mid-1990s and according to Wikipedia, they broke up after a show in NYC… so I think this date/venue is right.
Recorded by: Sakiko Honma Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HR-S9900U — Datavideo TBC-1000 — Tevion USB capture — Virtualdub Enhanced in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video
Here is one from an old taping friend who taped some really amazing stuff in Buffalo. He also had connections with 10,000 Maniacs and he shared some cool stuff by them as well. In fact, this was on a tape with a soundboard tape of 10,000 maniacs that he mastered. That one is coming soon. He had a ton of jam bands that I didn’t care about, but he would tape all of the alternative bands coming through and they always sounded stellar. This is an example. He has been gone about 25 years now. R.I.P.
Recorded by: Joel Gershon Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Well here is something from way back- a Token Entry interview from 1989. Russ Gibb traveled to NYC to get this footage- you can see him getting things set up here. Also on this tape (not posted here) is some random footage of NYC back in the late 80s along with some more interviews with people in the punk scene. Let me know if there is any interest in a post of that. Also, the audio/video is slightly out of sync. It’s like that on the tape.
Recorded by: Russ Gibb Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony EDV-5000 — Datavideo TBC-1000 — Tevion USB capture — Virtualdub Enhanced (degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video