Beth Orton- KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Santa Monica Ca. 5/30/97 xfer from master tape f/label

I don’t think labels do this much (if at all) anymore, but back in the 80s/90s, they would give out tapes of special performances from the vaults. I have a bunch of them from Elektra with Old 97s demos along with other bands. It was a cool treat.
This one is from Eddie Jorgensen’s collection. Beth Orton’s performance from MBE back in 1997. I checked youtube and it has not been posted there, which makes me wonder how many of those tapes were given out.
Speaking of KCRW MBE, I have a TON of performances on DAT that I need to get on my PC and posted one day. Most of them are likely uncirculated. When I lived in L.A., my friend Kevin Haynes would tape the sessions off the radio (he was closer to santa monica than I was) and I would clone the DAT. I really need to free up more time to post more of this stuff.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Performance

Geraldine Fibbers- KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Live in Studio 7/6/95 Audio only xfer FM DAT clone

Here’s today’s thing. I was working on a video of one of my all-time favorite bands, The Geraldine Fibbers and I found this DAT along with the other one. Here is a DAT clone of their appearance on KCRW MBE, right around when “Lost Somewhere…” was released. I love GF, especially pre-Nels.

Recorded by: Kevin Haynes
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: PCMR500, M-Audio Audiophile 2496

Audio Live Performance

Yo La Tengo- Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica Ca 6/20/95 Xfer from master video tape + DAT Audio Enhan

So let’s hope this stays up for a while… Matador seems to get excited about taking down videos.. so here’s a message from me to Matador video takedown person:
“Hi! My channel is not monetized- please claim away and make your money. I also shot video and recorded audio with permission. I am merely posting to share a historical document, nothing more… and it’s not like you are going to release this or anything!”

Anyway, here’s another one of the old 8mm videos that gets the full enhancement treatment via Adobe Premiere/Izotope/Pluraleyes. So happy to finally create final versions of these, after 25 years. This is the best show I have ever seen from YLT.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video Equipment used: Sony TR-81 camcorder
Audio Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 DAT
Video enhance (noise reduction) via Premiere Elements/Neat Video
Audio rebalance (boost bass and guitar a lot) via Izotope
Audio/video synch via Pluraleyes
Thanks to Kevin Haynes for watching the DAT while I was up front videotaping. I wonder what happened to that guy?

Live Concert Video

J Mascis- Mccabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica 5/7/95 xfer from DAT Master

So I was talking to Charlie Passarel and I mentioned that I audiotaped J Mascis on his first solo trek out west. J was clearly nervous- he made a mistake early in the set and ended a song abruptly, in the middle of a lead and looked around to see if anyone noticed. It made me laugh. He settled down and played a killer set. Man, I loved going to McCabes when I lived in L.A.
Oh and PS: I opened up the DAT case to transfer this one today, and there was the ticket stub. So you get that as well.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DAT (D7?) & Coresound mics with battery box & bass rolloff.

Audio Live Concert

Bottle Rockets- Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica Ca. 4/22/95 xfer from 8mm master! LIVE

So the bottle rockets used to play unbelievably loud and I was only using the stock mic on the Sony TR81 camera, so the audio is totally distorted. I tried to get a DAT soundboard recording, but the traveling soundman was not allowing it. Oh well. It looks like there are ZERO videos of the Bottle Rockets on YT from 1995, so it has that going for it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR81

 

Live Concert Video

Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett- Mccabe’s, Santa Monica Ca. 4/14/95 xfer from DAT Master Tape

Man, what an unbelievably brutal week. Work + the kids= no sleep and lots of stress. So I jumped through a bunch of hoops to go to see KEPI play with one of my all time favorite drummers- Roy MacDonald… and my car’s “check engine” light comes on. So, the night is trashed.

So instead, you get another new post to the archive. McCabe’s Guitar Shop is a magical place. They sell guitars up front, and the back room is an intimate performance room. They have hosted some huge artists there.

Wilco had released their first album “A.M.” 2 weeks before this show. Jeff & Jay came to McCabe’s to play this show, which is odd.- it was a one off show and they were back in L.A. a month later with a full band. This sounds way better than I remember.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 & Coresound Binaural mics w/battery box bass rolloff

Live Concert Video

Buffalo Tom- McCabe’s, Santa Monica Ca. 6/11/94 Late Set part 1 direct from Hi8 Master

This was such a great show. Buffalo Tom, who was very popular in ’94, played the time McCabe’s for 2 acoustic shows. BT acoustic shows were rare, which made it even more special. I have a vivid memory of the entire front row of the seated crowd, “headbanging” while sitting to their song “Larry”. It was funny and awesome. The people looked like those old fashioned toy birds that dipped their noses in water, then back up. Great stuff. I hope my excitement over the show did not affect my filming job too much- I was really excited about this one! Filmed with Sony TR81.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR81

 

Live Concert Video

Meat Puppets- McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica Ca. 10/3/92 Xfer from DAT Soundboard Master

There was a window of about 10 months between moving to L.A. in 8/92 and my first child being born. I went to a lot of shows in that time- Midwest to see Uncle Tupelo 5 times, Uncle Tupelo again in Socal in Feb of 93, and a ton of local shows. I think this was the first time I went to McCabes. Davo (MP Soundman) did a great job with the mix- the room is small and they were a bit loud if I remember correctly.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Audio Live Concert

Meat Puppets- McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica 10/3/92 Early xfer from Hi8 Video w/Enhance Sbd

Man, this was a lot of work to prepare but totally worth it. I am really happy with the end result. I should have boosted the audio a little more, otherwise all good.
btw, there are at least 20 (and maybe up to 100) OLD 1988-2000ish videos where I can give the same treatment (enhance video, remix audio, synch new audio track to video)
I had moved down to L.A. (Whittier) about 2 months before this. This was the first time I was at Mccabes I think.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment: Sony TR-81 Hi8 camera w/Hi8 ME tape
Audio Equipment: Sony TCD-D3 DAT through soundboard
Video enhancement: Denoise only using Adobe premiere & Neat Video
Audio enhancement: Izotope (drop vocal & drums, boost guitar & bass
Audio/video synch w/Pluraleyes

Live Concert Video