Girlschool- Slim’s, San Francisco 5/24/15 Part 1 Canon HFG30 & Rode Video Pro Mic

I have been a huge Girlschool fan since I was 13 years old- me and my cousin Tony Schwartz would listen to them while loading trucks at valley parcel in the early ’80’s. They were one of the only NWOBHM bands that I really cared about, but had never seen (Tank being the other). They played Sacramento in 1983, but I was too young to go. So, tonight, I was on the 3rd night in a row of filming shows. Filming shows with the G30 is like Yoga- you need to hold the pose and keep that 2lb camera steady. EVERYTHING hurt at this point- back, legs, arm. Everything. Anyway, the band came out and had some technical issues to start- one guitar was so badly out of tune that they screwed up, then stopped “c’mon let’s go”. From there, they seemed to regroup and put together an awesome set that drew heavily from the first 2 LPs and the first 7″. Great show! I recommend watching the latter part of this show (part 2-4) because that’s when they really get going.. and you should check them out on their tour happening now!

This is part 1 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Rode Video Pro Mic

 

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Donner Party- Slim’s, SF 4/12/00 Sam Coomes from Quasi’s early band!

Have you ever been “late to the party” with a band? Well, Donner Party became one of my favorite bands in the early ’90s because I saw them play at UC David Coffeehouse in 1989. They blew me away. I had my video camera there and did not film because I was worried about running out of batteries (D’oh!)… so I figured I would just catch them next time. Then they broke up and I was to never see them again, or so I thought. In 2000, Innerstate records released their discography in a 2-CD set and they played a one-off show for it’s release. This was the only show they did, 10 years later. I know, because I approached Sam about doing a show in Sac and he politely declined. 🙂 This is my Sony TR-81 video mixed with Jason Sherrett’s Sonic Studios DAT recording. For Melanie Clarin DeGiovanni and anyone else who still loves and remembers the band.

This is part 1 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81, Sonic Studios DAT Audio

Additional help by: Jason Sherrett

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Son Volt- Slim's, San Francisco Ca 12/8/95 xfer from Master DAT Soundboard Rebalanced

OK, I lied yesterday. I have 2 more Slim’s posts. Here’s the first one.

My memory is fuzzy on this show. I can’t remember how I made it happen, but I did get permission to record this show through the board. I was almost always told “no” by SV. I think it was because Slim’s had a nice sound system.
One funny point about this show- SV’s notoriously grumpy (to me at least) soundman back then, Gary Scheppers, told me to squeeze behind him to plug into the board. He is a big guy, and I was deceptively big back then. We both got wedged in between the back wall of the booth and soundboard. flailing around trying to get unstuck. HAHA, it was funny. He moved to let me in after that.
I was plugged into the output of the cassette deck, which is why you hear the cut at 45min. It was for the tape flip.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Sony TCD-D3
Rebalance in Izotope (drums -5, bass +6)

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Uncle Tupelo- Slim's, San Francisco Ca. 11/11/93 Audio Only xfer from DAT Master Soundboard

I had 2 of my best concert experiences ever at Slim’s. One was the Donner Party video I posted the other day– so excited to see them, and knowing it was their one and only reunion show made it even more exciting.
The other one was this show. At this point, I had followed Uncle Tupelo for a week of shows through the midwest, for a run of shows in February of 2013 in california, and then this run in California. They would never let me plug into the soundboard. Luckily, Jake Roberts (early UT collector) secured permission ahead of time as part of a KZSU Stanford deal, so I was able to plug in as well.
The mix is excellent- no izotope required for this one. The soundman made a huge mistake and left the house music on during the first song of the set! I don’t think I ever saw that happen before or since.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCDD3
Xfer via Sony PCMR500/M-Audio audiophile 2496 card.

Audio Live Concert