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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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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Bad Brains- The Farm, San Francisco Ca. 11/28/86 Audio Only xfer from Master audiotape Live

Here’s a show that many people still talk about, even now. We don’t know who recorded this, but it was obviously done with a pro walkman. Sounds pretty decent for a 1986 punk audience recording.
Photo courtesy of James Edmonds
Recorded by: Eric McIntire
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. 9/7/86 1st gen from band’s VHS tape hardcore punk

I know it is pretty early for a post but I can’t wait to send this one out, because we all got an amazing surprise yesterday- you just may not know it yet. Rick Strahl (bass player for Attitude Adjustment/Condemned Attitude/Attitude etc) released his project called Anti-Trust for sale yesterday (go to https://anti-trust.rocks/ to stream and/or buy the album). This is his music project with songs he has written over the years (he is a software programmer nowadays). It is KILLER, and it features Chris Kontos on drums and Andy Andersen from Attitude Adjustment/etc on vocals for a couple songs. Check the link in comments for where to buy.

As I mentioned the other day, I started to look through my older videos because I noticed that there were a few that I had not posted yet. I am halfway through numbers and “A” on one of my lists, there are a ton to do. To celebrate Rick’s project seeing the light of day, here is a really great old video of Attitude Adjustment, opening for the shitty metal version of Discharge at the Farm. House camera, soundboard audio. Hmmm… I wonder if video exists of Discharge getting garbage cans thrown at them. Who has all of these Farm tapes anyway?
From Andy Andersen’s collection

Recorded by: ? (contact me- Shayne Stacy- if you know)
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: It has been years, but probably the JVC HRS9911U and Canopus ADVC300

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Christ on Parade- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 5/24/86 xfer from master Soundboard Audio tape remixed

I am checking the view stats for Sac Music Archive and I have to say, not enough people are checking out these Christ on Parade shows. I’ll just keep posting them until you see the light, or one of them gets at least 100 views…

This is an xfer from Eric Mcintire’s master tape of this show. I didn’t know (or remember) that this was a master tape until he reminded me yesterday! The mix was super vocal heavy, but it gets better after about 15min. As a general rule, I based my board remixes on the last half of the show, as the board mix tends to stabilize then. So the first part might be less than perfect, as this one is. I boosted guitar and bass(and decreased vocal) as much as I could to this mix without making it sound weird.

Recorded by: Eric Mcintire
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon/M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
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