I had a video planned to post today, but the youtube copyright bots had other plans. Here is another Borman 6 post- this time it is a board tape from Spanky’s in sacramento. I am surprised as to the quality of the mix- whenever I tried to tape at Spankys, the board mix was terrible. In fact, I have 1 tape that is all vocals. That’s all they mic’d. You are probably wondering why the photo for this post is a batteries & bulbs store. This store is the building that used to by Spankys. I tried to find a picture of the club from back in the 80s. No luck.
Recorded by:? (Greg Dean?) Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope Rx7: Vocal -1, Bass and Guitar +5
Today is the day of Jimmie Couch’s celebration of life. If you were a friend of Jimmie, his wife Karen has arranged a get together at 7504 Greenburn Dr in Roseville. It starts soon, at 1pm. Here is a pretty terrible quality video of IGD from the show I put on at Spanky’s in 1987. I am very thankful to Damon & Mick Brindle for bringing the family video camera so we had a document of the show. When I transferred the show, the audio was complete static. I did not have time to troubleshoot it and the audio track is total distortion anyway. On top of that, the video has many cuts in between so doing a proper audio synch would be a nightmare. So, I just laid the un-synchronized soundboard audio track over the top of the video. I tried to crank up the guitar and bass via Izotope but it just isn’t in the mix. Maybe one day someone will have the patience to give this the proper treatment. R.I.P. Jimmie Couch and Mike Kingsbury.
Recorded by: Mick Brindle Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HR-S9900U — Datavideo TBC-1000 — Tevion USB capture — Virtualdub Enhanced in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video Soundboard transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotop RX8: Guitar and Bass +8
This one is for Gus Buss (Jeff). I can’t find the demo (one of my rare tape losses), so here is stupidity + a live show.
An old friend of the band asked me to post this one. It was done with that same crappy setup that we used to tape the Redrum from El Dorado Saloon. Extremely distorted, out of focus frequently, and hardly any color contrast.
Recorded by: Mick Brindle
Equipment used: Old school detached camera cabled into a portable VHS recorder in EP mode
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800U/Canopus ADVC300
This recording is terrible. It also contains offensive content. The mix was almost all vocals and the vocals distorted. I did what I can with the mix to bring the vocal and distortion down in the mix…But that’s not why I am posting it. This was the first show I ever “promoted”. I made some calls and brought Condemned Attitude to town back in early 1987. I was a huge Attitude Adjustment fan, so bringing these guys to Sac was a huge treat. I was managing I.G.D. at the time, so I pushed the club booking agent to get them on the bill. Day of show comes and Jimmy calls me to tell me that Matt (vocalist) quit and they are not playing. I FREAK OUT and start yelling that this is my first show ever promoting and to get their asses down to the club. So, Jimmy, Don, Mike and fill in vocalist Stan show up late to the club. One of them is on hallucinogens, and Stan also doesn’t know the songs. He does his best and quits about 10 minutes into the set. It was an unmitigated disaster. The cool thing about the set is that Mike Kingsbury actually sang a song- he never did that! Vonni Groccia sings a song at the end as well. Amazingly, I was allowed to promote another show with Condemned Attitude there in April of 87. IGD did not play that one.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Vocal -7. EQ in Sony Soundforge 10- the insane band settings are in comments. Original flyer art by John Conley