Short Dogs Grow: I-Beam, San Francisco Ca 7/20/90 Last show ever xfer from master videotape enhanced

As usual, I went to digitize this and found a whole new project to work. Here is SDG’s last show ever. My memories of the night are fuzzy- I remember that the I-Beam was packed and there was no place to tape, so it seems like I planted myself right in front of Carmela on stage because there was no other place to go. I also must have been kicked offstage at some point, as I filmed the end of the show from the back of the club. I also screwed up and unplugged/turned off my external mic so the encores are slient.
I also have a master audience recording of the show. I can’t remember who taped it since I was onstage- maybe Mark Martin? Anyway, the audio tape probably could be synched with the encore, but the tape sounds like it was encoded in dbx and I don’t have a dbx decoder! D’oh.
In summary, it was a wonderful mess. We’ll get the end of the show synched with audio someday.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 & Sony ECM090 mic

Denoise/degrain in Adobe premiere elements and neat video

Live Concert Video

Short Dogs Grow- Last Demo 1990 xfer from 1st gen audio tape

After Short Dogs Grow’s final show at the I-Beam in July of 1990, they invited me to an after hours party somewhere in SF. I hung out for a bit and they let me copy this demo. These were some of the new songs that never made it onto an album. The production was extremely bright, so I brought the highs down about 3db and boosted up the bass a bit.
It’s the last time I saw any of the band- nice to reconnect with Carmela and Tom here on FB.

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

Audio Demo

Short Dogs Grow- The Chatterbox, San Francisco Ca. 7/7/89 xfer from master!

I became facebook friends with a guy named Tom Pitts today. He is an author, but back in the 80s, he was the singer and guitarist in one of the best bands in the bay area- Short Dogs Grow. I loved SDG through their progression from punk band to more of a rock n roll band. This is from the later era of the band- they open with a Boston cover(!) and finish it up with a Poison cover. Classic! This was the only time I ever went to the Chatterbox. I wish I went more often, but it was hard to know when shows were happening back in the 80s./

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy


Live Concert Video

Short Dogs Grow- Cotati Cabaret, Cotati Ca. 5/24/89 xfer from master tapes enhanced w/ Sony D6 Audio

Here’s one that I have been wanting to get done for a long time and it looks like I never posted it in any form before. I was able to enhanced it quite a bit- the venue forgot to turn up the lights on the band until about 10min in, so it will look a little grainy up until then, and then it looks really nice for a 1989 video.
I also took my friend “Anonymous”‘ Sony D6 audience recording and digitized/remixed it a bit for King Bean to Synch as the audio track. So, finally, the definitive version to post.

Video Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere (brightness/contrast) and Neat Video
Audio transfer via Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Remix in Sony Sound Forge
Synch by King Bean

Live Concert Video

Short Dogs Grow- Kennel Club, San Francisco Ca 2/7/89 xfer from master videotape Live

I figured I would take a break from all the Aftershock videos. I need a palette cleanse after so much punk & metal. This should do it.
This was the first time seeing Short Dogs Grow. I traded for a live board tape from Gilman in early 1987 and became a big fan. By the time I saw them, their sound had refined more into the straight rock direction… I know they lost some of the old punk fans at this point but I still loved the band.
This show is kinda funny- I think this is the first time I videotaped at Kennel and I did not realize I could film from the perch above the door, so this one is shot on stage. The original camera audio is beyond awful, so I took a recording made with a consumer Aiwa deck and EQ’d that one. I don’t remember this, but it seems that I left my (actually anonymous’) deck with a random stranger. Thanks for not stealing it!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 (Video) and Aiwa consumer recorder with stock mic (Audio)
Video enhanced in Adobe Premiere and Neat Video
Audio EQ in Sony Soundforge 10
Audio/Video synch by Kingbean- thank you!

Live Concert Video