Chrome Ghost as Nirvana- Press Club, Sacramento Ca. 10/31/18 Canon HFG40

After trick or treating with the kids, I hustled over to The Press Club to see the halloween covers show. Man, it was packed! I wish the bands saw this size of crowd when they played their own songs!
Anyway, here is Chrome Ghost doing their sludgy versions of Nirvana classics. It was fun.
Jim Mclain also filmed the show and tried to edit our angles together and it didn’t work out.. thanks for trying! Now you have 2 videos of the show to enjoy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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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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Kurt Cobain- Castaic Lake, Castaic Ca. 9/26/92 xfer from Hi8mm master (I think)

And here is Kurt’s solo performance. Yes, that is my goofy ass voice saying “give me a break”.

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.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81 camcorder with stock mic

move to 45 min in to see the Kurt song

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Kurt Cobain- Castaic Lake Amphitheater, Castaic Ca 9/26/92 xfer from Hi8 Master tape with NEW audio

Here’s what I remember of this show. I could not get my equipment through security, so I asked Scott K (Spiral Stairs) for help. He looked suuuuppeerrr put out but he came through with a pass about an hour later (thanks and sorry Scott). It was shortly before Pavement’s set, so I had to hustle out to the car, grab my stuff, and then hustle back in.
Later on, I realized that the pass was an all access pass and I really had to go to the bathroom, so I went back and grabbed a water and stuff. I remember walking by Kurt and Courtney, and I vaguely remember seeing a baby… but Frances was only like a month old at the time so maybe I am misremembering.
Sorry these sets from Castic are such crappy camerawork. I had a tripod, but the entire place was just one huge, flat dirt field. There was no place to go. I should have just gone up on stage to film.
This was the last time I would see my friend Matt Polish(randomly saw him at the show) for over 20 years.
For this Cobain clip, I am SO happy to not have to hear my voice on the audio track anymore. I caught flak for not knowing who leadbelly was… in 1992. Yeah, sorry I wasn’t a music encyclopedia at 25 years old. How many of you metalheads/punk/alt peeps knew then?

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR-81
Audio recorded by: Jonathan Wolff
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C & ECM909 mic
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes

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Nirvana- Crest Theater, Sacramento Ca 6/17/91 xfer from Master Audiotape

So I tried to video the show and I was told NO. I tried to track down John from Gold Mountain, and he appeared to be avoiding me. So, I snuck up into the upper seats of the Crest to set up my mics to at least get an audio recording. Glad I did- sounds pretty damned good.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Marantz PMD430 & 2x Nakamichi CM300 mics

Edited/Remixed By: Mike Ziegler

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Nirvana – Cattle Club, Sacramento 2/12/90 2 cam McLain edit full set

Here’s something cool, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this show. For the first time ever, here is Jim McLain’s edit of the full Nirvana set. There is another 2 camera edit out on Youtube, but that one is a totally different edit and it has different(inferior) audio. THIS one is the one that was shown at The Crest a couple of times.

A funny story about this show- I always used to ask the bands for permission to video. I went up to Kurt(remember, this is pre-internet. it was not easy to find a band photo) and asked him “Are you in Tad?”. He said no, he was in that other band. He gave me the OK to film and wrote his aunt’s address on a slip of paper… which I transferred to my personal contacts book and threw the original slip of paper away! D’oh! Kudos go out to Mark Martin for strongly encouraging me to go film this show- he was the early adopter of grunge among our circle of friends.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy (stage cam) & Jerry Perry (Cam on PA)

Equipment used: Aiwa CV80 w/Sony ECM909 mic(Shayne); ? Camcorder (Jerry)

Audio: 3 source mix- 2 video cameras & “Anonymous'” Sony WMD6C/ECM909 Mic recording

Edit & Sound mix: Jim McLain

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