Here’s something totally different. My good friend Ted Mattes asked me if Tromster could do an edit of a Thurston Moore show that was audiotaped by Ted and video’d by his friend Catherine Lee… then Ted asked me if I could host it here on the Sac Music Archive. That was very nice- great collaboration!
Producer : Ted Mattes Video : both cameras , Catherine Lee Audio: Ted Mattes and Kirk Nelson, Matrix by Joe Noel Edit by: Tromster
Playing after Presidents of the USA (and before BOOTYQUAKE… you heard me, BOOTYQUAKE) was Sonic Youth. 24 minutes doesn’t give them much time to do their thing, but they get a couple songs in.
Over the next few weeks, you will be getting full sets of all bands who played the KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas, directly off of the DAT master tape. Why? Well, audio to video synch wizard king bean asked for a couple of sets from the weekend of shows, and it just made sense to run the entire set of DATs and archive then now…. especially since they were DIC brand (a little taper humor for the nerds out there). I moved back to Sacramento over Thanksgiving weekend of 1995, and this took place a month afterwards. HUGE thanks to Kevin Haynes for taping this for me, and then sending the DAT masters to me. What a guy.
Recorded by Kevin Haynes Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment: Sony PCMR500 into M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Here’s the final Castaic set. They were so loud that my original camera audio was all distorted, so this is a huge upgrade. Thanks Jonathan Wolff, Mike Ziegler, and King Bean for helping to make this happen!
Here’s what I remember of this show. I could not get my equipment through security, so I asked Scott K (Spiral Stairs) for help. He looked suuuuppeerrr put out but he came through with a pass about an hour later (thanks and sorry Scott). It was shortly before Pavement’s set, so I had to hustle out to the car, grab my stuff, and then hustle back in. Later on, I realized that the pass was an all access pass and I really had to go to the bathroom, so I went back and grabbed a water and stuff. I remember walking by Kurt and Courtney, and I vaguely remember seeing a baby… but Frances was only like a month old at the time so maybe I am misremembering. Sorry these sets from Castaic are such crappy camerawork. I had a tripod, but the entire place was just one huge, flat dirt field. There was no place to go. I should have just gone up on stage to film. This was the last time I would see my friend Matt Polish(randomly saw him at the show) for over 20 years.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony TR-81 Audio recorded by: Unknown (DAT Soundboard) Audio Transfer by: Mike Ziegler Equipment used: Sony WMD6C & ECM909 mic Audio/Video synch by King Bean.
This one has a story. Back in 1990, I was the manager of the office softball team. We only had 9 players on the same day that Sonic Youth was playing the Crest. So I drove downtown, showed up early to the show, set up the camera and had a friend turn it on. Then I drove back to Citrus Heights and played the game, then sped back downtown to the show. The camera does not move for the first half, until I get there. I also missed filming the opener- Nirvana. D’oh. At least I filmed them at Cattle…
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Aiwa CV80 & Sony ECM909 mic
Enhancements: Brighten/increase exposure/denoise with Adobe Premiere & neat video