Dead Kennedys- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 5/24/85 xfer from 2nd gen soundboard cassette

Happy Friday everyone! I don’t have any video to share today, but here is the best version of this well-circulated tape I have ever seen. James thinks it is 2nd gen, and it sounds like it. I did EQ this because it was super heavy on high end and light on bass.

From James Edmonds’ collection
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10

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Attitude- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 10/24/87 xfer from master cassette boombox recording Adjustment

The more I look at this flyer, the more it kills me that I missed so many bands. I got there during Front Line (missing Christ on Parade), then left after RKL (missing everyone from Verbal Abuse up). I was all paranoid about missing Attitude at Gilman that night and left too early. D’oh.
Just like the Front Line tape, this one improves after about 5min- vocals are totally buried at first. . It sounds like nobody gets a soundcheck and they figure it out as they go.
Thanks to Ron Quintana for posting this flyer which prompted me to pull and digitize these ones from the mountain of tapes.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: step dad’s montgomery ward boombox
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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R.K.L.- The Farm, San Francisco Ca. 10/24/87 xfer f/ master cassette boombox recording Rich Kids LSD

Here is the last recording from Day at the Farm, then we stupidly left the show and headed to Gilman WAY too early for another Attitude show… but there is quite a story behind it.
We head out from The Farm- I can’t remember why we left so early but we left after RKL’s set. I blow a tire on the Bay Bridge and pull over on the bridge and attempt to fix it. Semi trucks are flying by, blasting their horns at me. Finally an SFPD comes up and nicely tells me that I can’t change the tire here- I need to drive the car off the bridge, flat and all. I popped the trunk with the cop watching to try to get to the spare and a bunch of beer bottles rolled around, making a bunch of noise. It is still a mystery why he didn’t ticket 18 year old me for underage possession, and give me a sobriety test. Instead, he followed me off the bridge and helped change the tire. Still blows my mind.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: step dad’s montgomery ward boombox
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Front Line- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 10/24/87 xfer from master cassette boombox recording Joe Sib

This was a crazy day that involved hitting 2 shows, breaking down in between the 2 of them, and missing some really great bands.
Anyway, here is the first band I recorded with my step dad’s montgomery ward boombox at Day on the Farm 1987. I still wonder what mics were in that thing, tapes sound great for a 1987 boombox recording. I am surprised that I took this into the farm- there was no security there and I was a scrawny kid. Must have felt brave that day. Mix gets better after about 5min.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: step dad’s montgomery ward boombox
Transfer with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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M.D.C.- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 10/10/87 xfer from master soundboard cassette MDC Millions Dead C

James Edmonds also sent me this MDC set- it was on the flipside of the Feederz show. Funny story about this one from James- “The MDC set is only half, as someone else wanted to record that set & our sound guy split recording time, so somewhere out there is the other half.”. I can’t say I have ever heard of that being done before.
Sweet Hendrix cover!

Recorded by: James Edmonds
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
I think I rebalanced this in Izotope Rx8. Sounds great regardless

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Reagan Youth- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 8/7/87 xfer from master audio cassette

Here’s another nugget of greatness from James R. Edmonds. He sent me some of his master tapes to digitize- more to come. This one is an audience recording- a boom box with the soundman supplying a mic to use with it. Not perfect quality, but any RY with Dave Insurgent is great to hear.
Between James’ and Waynes’ tapes, it’s going to be bay area time machine here for the the next year or so.

Recorded by: James R. Edmonds
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Attitude Adjustment- The Farm, San Francisco Ca. 1/31/87 xfer from low gen soundboard cassette

OK, get ready for an onslaught of Shurtleff cassettes today.

Here is an attitude adjustment soundboard- this had to be one of the first shows they played after the Pusmort LP lineup broke up- they played their last shows in September of 2006, and a new version of the band was already playing shows 3 months later!
I think this tape was from the band. It is on an official Metallica- Master of Puppets cassette that they taped over!

From the collection of Gary Shurtleff
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon- Audiophile 2496 card- sony soundforge

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Pirates of Venus- The Farm, SF 12/28/86 xfer from master tape! Audio Only Tales of Terror

I have a ton of stuff to post, but I bumped this one to the front of the line for a friend. Andy Andersen (former Attitude Adjustment/Condemned Attitude/Attitude/Two Bit Thief vocalist) called me yesterday and we reminisced for about an hour. He saw me in the Crowdshot movie and got back in touch with me! It was nice to hear from him again! Andy asked about POV, and he was surprised that I had recordings of them. POV had members of Verbal Abuse, Decry and Rat’s Ass (Pat Strattford) from Tales of Terror on vocals. They were probably my favorite late-80’s “rock and roll” act that came out in the wake of Guns and Roses’ success. This was recorded on a very unprofessional Panasonic handheld recorder. Don’t expect perfect quality.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Panasonic Handheld

 

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Impulse Manslaughter- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 12/27/86 xfer from master soundboard cassette rebal

Here come 3 sets (or partial sets) from Day at the Farm 3, courtesy of James Edmonds. He worked at the Farm and recorded shows through the board there occasionally.
First up is Impulse Manslaugter out of Chicago. They were one of two touring bands to play this DATF. The mix was really clean on this one, so I was able to bring up the guitar and bass. Big thanks to James for trusting me with the master tapes.

Recorded by: James Edmonds
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope Rx8. I don’t remember the settings.

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Bl’ast! – The Farm, San Francisco Ca 12/27/86 xfer from master soundboard cassette rebalanced BLAST

It’s going to be old Farm week here, apparently. This is another soundboard master from James R. Edmonds’ collection. This 3 and a half minute clip is all that exists- it seems that tape was started then stopped. Also, there is pretty much no guitar in the mix- they must have been blasting volume from the stage. I did my best to bring up guitars, but you can’t do much when there is nothing there. Despite all of this, Bl’ast master board from 1986! C’mon, that’s awesome!!

Recorded by: James R. Edmonds
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope RX8 (guitar +9 or so, bass +5ish)

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