Foo Fighters- Palace, Hollywood Ca. 5/19/95 Audio Only transfer from DAT Master Tape

I already gave my opinion of the venue (acoustic and general vibe) on the Mike Watt post, but this set sounds pretty good. I remember the anticipation leading up to the show- there was no Foo Fighters music available so pretty much everyone was hearing this for the first time. I remember hearing “Big Me” at the show and being hooked right away.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Sony TCD-D7 with Coresound mics with battery box bass rolloff
EQ’d in Sony Sound forge to drop the boomy bass a bit
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile card

Audio Live Concert

Mike Watt- Palace, Hollywood CA. 5/19/95 w/Eddie Vedder, Carla Bozulich Dave Grohl Audio only DAT

Since Brian McKenna posted the story about the short-handed Sacramento stop of this tour, I thought that I would digitize my DAT master recording of the show at The Palace a few days later… on the 25th anniversary of the show.
Man, I hated the Palace. Security was a huge pain in the ass, and the theater’s acoustics was one of the worst I have dealt with. I am about 15 feet from the left stack and it is still distant, echoey and boomy. My one good palace story was that I once forgot a battery pack for a pavement show (taping through the soundboard) so I faked illness/medical emergency to get out to my car for the pack- they were strict on ins and outs. I thanked the security guy on the way back in and showed him the pack as I strolled back in. heh heh.
I know that Vedder and Grohl performed the entire tour, but I don’t know if Carla did the entire thing. Hearing her sing some of these songs is a real treat. And we also get KIRA on her only appearance of the tour!

The rest of the bands from that night are forthcoming.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with battery box bass rolloff
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ’d in Sony Soundforge to bring the bass down a bit (yes, it was actually bassier than this)

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Hovercraft- Palace, Hollywood Ca. 5/19/95 Audio only xfer from DAT Master tape

Here’s the opening set by Seattle-based Hovercraft. I didn’t know much about them, but it looks like they were active from 1993-2001. They did the entire tour with Watt. Instrumental space rock type of stuff.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Sony TCD-D7 with Coresound mics with battery box bass rolloff
EQ’d in Sony Sound forge to drop the boomy bass a bit
Transfer with Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile card

Audio Live Concert

Teenage Fanclub- Palace, Hollywood Ca. 2/5/94 xfer from Hi8 Master Tape

I think I mentioned a while ago about my disdain for the palace. Terrible acoustics and security was everywhere. It made it very difficult to videotape, and even getting a decent quality audio recording was challenging. I was such a big fan of Yo La Tengo(opener) and TFC that I asked my friend Todd Nakamine to come with me and “help” videotape the show. I can’t remember which of us snuck the camera in, but I tried filming the YLT set and failed miserably. Todd took the camera and at least hit the stage most of the time for TFC. The stock audio is TERRIBLE. If anyone (Jonathan, Erik, Jon?) has better audio to synch with this, please let me know!

Recorded by: Todd Nakamine (and maybe Shayne Stacy)
Equipment used: Sony TR81 with stock mic
Transfer equipment: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into Dell server.

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