The Fastbacks- The Casbah, San Diego Ca. 11/5/94 xfer from 8mm Master w/DAT Audio LIVE

Man, I can’t believe that I have not posted this yet. I have been a big Fastbacks fan since the late 80s, so I drove from my home in Whittier to San Diego to see them at the Casbah. It was a great show, but the audio on the video is terrible. I have a DAT audience recording that’s way better than this. Hopefully one day we will be able to put them together.
UPDATE: Thanks to Derek Purtell, who answered my plea for an audio/video synch! Nice job, and the internet is awesome.
Filmed with a Sony TR81 camera onto Hi8 metal evaporative tape.


Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR81 camera

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Luna- The Casbah, San Diego Ca. 7/12/94 xfer from hi8 master w/DAT Audio

My old Sony TR-81 was a great camcorder for its’ time- hi8 stereo recording and excellent low light capability.. but the stock microphone was horrible and would distort with any volume. I happened to record the Luna Casbah show with my DAT machine, and Derek Purtell has been kind enough to sync them together for me. Thanks also to Pete Markall for watching the DAT machine in the back, and being my go-to concert buddy in san diego!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used:
Video: Sony TR-81 and stock mic
Audio: Sony TCD-D3 DAT and Nakamichi CM-300
Live sound by Woody Nuss
A/V synch by Derek Purtell)

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Meat Puppets- World Beat Center, San Diego Ca 5/21/94 xfer from hi8 Master Tape Live Dez Cadena

So this one has a bit of a story. My good friend Kirk Nelson (now known as captain fireball on DIME and such) came down to hang out in L.A. for a few days and catch some Meat Puppets shows. The first night was them opening for Stone Temple Pilots at Fairfax High, which was really cool to see. I’ll post video of that sometime soon.
The next night was this show. World Beat Center was this odd, all-ages venue that looked like some kind of art school/collective. I saw 2 shows there- this one and FEAR- and it had this unusual vibe for a punk venue. Not bad, just different. Maybe the puppets felt it too (or were feeling something else), because this is the most insane MP show I have ever witnessed.
First, they play a pretty long main set. Then, they came back for an encore which was a 10 minute noise jam with Dez Cadena and others. They even sound like they play a few bars of “Damaged” there for a bit. Everyone is switching instruments and it is pure insanity. Unfortunately, the show sounds like garbage. Kirk would usually audiotape with his DAT and I would video. He was plugged in, but something went wrong and there was no audio signal through the soundboard. This camera audio is the only audio that survived.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR81 and stock mic

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Social Spit- Palisades Theater, San Diego Ca. 3/26/88 xfer from master Juni Bravo Archive

Here’s another one from Juni’s tapes, but this one is clearly labeled. Man, those old school full size VHS camcorders had some nice stock microphones in them. Sounds pretty good for 1988. So this show was on the same tape as the Slim’s show(I think), so I assume this show took place in California. We know we have San Diego on a clearly marked tape, and one of the videos right before this show says “SF” and the venue looks like Slim’s. This is probably either the Sacramento or Long Beach date. Brian McKenna Jerry Perry, Hayden Arellano where did Exploited play in Sac in 1988? Jason Ellis Jon Vogel does this look like Long Beach(probably Fender’s)? JUNI BRAVO ARCHIVE: I bought a bunch of live VHS tapes of Ebay about 6 months ago. I bought them mainly for a Bad Religion Multicam from 1988 that was uncirculated, but I got a while box of VHS tapes. The tapes were intriguing enough for me to try to find out who Juni is- it turns out that she was a Video archivist from the mid- to late-80s based in San Diego & texas. She followed the Exploited on tour in 1988 and produced the “Anarchy in the USA” VHS tape for them. She passed away a couple of years ago and (unbeknownst to me) some guy was selling her stuff off. I decided to post the stuff that was OK to post publicly to be sure Juni got her due, and to let fans of the band see this stuff- there is some gold in here. I also NEED YOUR HELP with some of this stuff. The tapes were poorly labeled so I don’t know who some of the bands are, and I don’t know most of the venues. Any help identifying stuff is appreciated. Thanks

Recorded by: Juni Bravo

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Alex Chilton- Backdoor, SDSU, San Diego Ca. 10/29/87 xfer from 2nd gen cassette Big Star Live

Man, would I hate to be a facebook employee today. It sounds like someone made a huge mistake over there and screwed up their IP routing, which then made their internal network non-functional, locking employees out of the building. So, if you were having a bad monday, there are others who have it worse.
Here’s another Alex Chilton set. Here’s what the biggest AC fan I know, Ross Weyman, had to say about it:
Another great Alex show – lots from the High Priest album which was one of my favs. With a few surprises like “Barrooms to Bedrooms” by David Willis (apparently some old country tune – lol – he had a knack). I’ll keep an eye out for your requests . Setlist is as follows:
Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo
Thing For You
Make A Little Love
Disco Lady (Johnnie Taylor)
September Gurls
Lost My Job
Thank You, John
Dalai Lama
Little GTO
Money Talks
Come By Here
Take It Off
Save Your Love For Me (Nancy Wilson)
No Sex
Alligator Man
Barrooms To Bedroom (David Willis)
Rockin’ Daddy (Eddie Bond and his Stompers)

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

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The Pandoras- Adams Ave Theater, San Diego Ca 7/11/86 xfer from 2nd gen VHS tape Kim Shattuck Muffs

When I was digitizing all of Eddie and John’s VHS tapes, I had some space on the hard drive so I went and pulled a random, uncirculated VHS tape from the collection. This one isn’t great quality (and filmed WAY BACK THERE with some good zoom action), but given that it was filmed before camcorders were commonplace, I felt it was worthy of a post.

Features one of the greatest musicians/people ever, Kim Shattuck on bass.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: JVC HRS9800 (TBC off, Pic stabilization on), Canopus ADVC300

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Samhain- Wabash Hall, San Diego Ca 5/2/85 Enhanced VHS xfer with Rebalanced Soundboard Audio Misfits

Since I get to hang with a friend from New Jersey next week-ish, I declare this New Jersey Video Weekend!
Here’s the first one- a small in stature but big in reputation gentleman from Lodi, NJ fronts this band. Also includes other cool NJ luminaries.

Recorded by: ? (Cliff Cunningham is this your doing?)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used:
Video: JVC HRD9800 and Canopus ADVC300
Audio: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Audio enhanced in Izotope RX7 (boosted bass and guitar as much as I could)

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