2 weeks ago, Charles Albright held a super fun party for his birthday- glad I was able to make it. The Four Eyes was the second and final band to play. I think at least one of these songs is unreleased- I could not find the rock and roll pizza song in their discography. What is up with Sacramento bands and pizza anyway? We have this pizza song, Pizza night by the O’Mulligans, and even a band called the pizzas.. with Charles Albright and his wife Christine. Almost too much pizza for one post. Favorite track: Rock and Roll Martian about halfway through their set. Features the back of Charles Albright’s head for the 2nd half of the show.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
The Four Eyes were the last band to play this year’s Bat Guano Fest. This is the 3rd time I have seen them. They were good this time & when I video’d them at CIP, but they were AMAZING the one time I didn’t film them. They opened for MTX at DNA Lounge in SF, and I was STARVING. I got to listen to the set from downstairs while I ate pizza. Oh well. Video looks and sounds nice. Good job with sound by Sean Hills in a tough room.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Here is the last Secret Center post for now. I know I promised posts for the rest of the week, but I blew it early by posting 2 in one day because I had to hide/post the No Kill I tape unnanounced. Anyway, this is the tape I have been trying to find for years. I owe the secret center guys a huge thanks, and I even got a personalized, colored Yahtzee card. Nice! Features a ton of bands as shown in the image. I was looking for the Knockoffs and Nar songs specifically, but all of the bands are great.
I was planning on posting a No Kill I tape today, but even when I set the age controls for 18+ on youtube, facebook would show the thumbnail, and that won’t do at all. You’ll need to see it to understand. If you want to see the planned post, go to http://www.sacramentomusicarchive.com and search “no kill I”. Instead, I am posting a new and improved version of Xeroxica. This is the post that prompted Jason Dezember to contact me, and set the wheels in motion for Scott Miller to send me some tapes. Thanks again guys.
Here is my original post about this tape: Since I have been locked down and not going to shows, local bands have not been represented enough lately. Here is a bunch of locals to make up for it. I have been looking for this tape for YEARS and finally scored a copy on discogs a few months back. I excitedly popped it into the Nak Dragon and it sounded AWFUL- like you were listening with a pillow over your head. I figured it was the Nak’s auto adjustments so I waited for my new backup deck to be refurbished and… it sounds pretty much the same. I guess that’s just how it sounds. This is probably the most comically lo-fi “officially released” recording I have. Well done! I wonder if Secret Center Records went to the bands and asked them to spend no more than $10 on production of each song. It does get a little better toward the end- the No Kill I and Knockoffs songs are not too bad, production wise.
Master tape transfer by: Shayne Stacy New transfer done with Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card