Attitude Adjustment- Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley Ca. 6/6/86 Soundboard Audio Hardcore

I tried to post this yesterday since it was 30 years to the day… So this is one of those tapes that got me totally hooked on taping and tape trading. It sounds kinda awful at the beginning, but it is more listenable about midway through. AA only had their demo out and they played a headlining set at Ruthie’s. They ended up playing the longest set I am aware of, for this era of AA. Crazy between song banter with Andy and the crowd. It sounds like the band has a fight around “Streetwise”, 2/3 of the way through. I listened to this tape so much, I broke it and had to ask for another copy from Mark. I think Wayne Vanderkuil might have taped this one. Man, I wish he would loan me his stuff so I could transfer it.

Recorded by: Wayne Vanderkuil


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D.R.I.- Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley Ca. 9/20/85 xfer from low gen cassette Audio Only

Here is a really cool show from Eric Mcintire’s archive. I went over to his house and borrowed about 30 tapes, then the Nak Dragon died right when I got them home. Sounds pretty good for a 1985 punk tape. I wonder if this is one of Verne Inhel’s pro walkman recordings… anyway, huge thanks to Eric for letting me borrow these tapes.
This is my favorite era of DRI, and within a month of when I saw them for the first time. That was a life changing show.

Recorded by ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon/M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card.

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D.R.I.- Ruthie's Inn, Berkeley Ca. 7/14/85 Audio Soundboard xfer from low gen tape remastered

This is going to be a TL/DR. Sorry.
Josh Pappe passed away. I did not know him well, but I met him a few times and partied with him at the infamous Discharge Club Can’t Tell show. He was a nice guy. My friend Matt Polish was friends with him. He was the bass player responsible for my favorite D.R.I. era.
A lot of punk musicians/fans my age have been hit with health problems lately, with Reed and now Josh passing away. It makes me think about my own mortality and my place in life now, especially since I didn’t take great care of myself in my teenage years. Hoping I am around for a while for my kids, especially the 9 and 4 year old.
On to the details about the recording. This comes from Eric Mcintire’s collection- thanks for trusting me with the tapes. I worked on this for about an hour in Izotope RX to boost guitar/bass/drums and to remove hiss. Eric, that’s why it is taking me so long! If you all heard the original version, you would be shocked at the difference.
Izotope RX is an unbelievable tool- it takes audio and allows you to rebalance the instruments. I can’t believe something like this exists, and now I am going to be busy for YEARS remixing my old DAT soundboards. Haha.
HUGE thanks to Carl Sylvester for telling me about the app.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Remaster in Izotope rx7, boost bass/drums/guitar & remove hiss

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