Paul Division- Aggie Hotel, Davis Ca. 12/31/96 Davis Musicians doing Joy Division Thin White Rope

I was planning on posting something else today, but Paul Ashby just posted this and it was too good… and how often do you get to hear Guy Kyser singing “new to us” joy division covers?

Here’s Paul’s summary of the show:
23 years ago tomorrow, “Paul Division” played the Aggie Hotel, ringing in the New Year with a cheery selection of festive Joy Division covers. I think we might have rehearsed once or twice.

Eric Janssen (guitar, bass on “Decades”), Paul Takushi (drums), Paul Ashby (bass, keyboards), and Guy Kyser (vocals).

We played at the Aggie twice. This is the only one that got taped. I have to believe it’s no less embarrassing than the universe intended.

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Thin White Rope- Last US Show, Cattle Club Sacramento 2/7/92 Pt. 1

 

This is probably my best TWR Cattle video. The lighting was way better than any of the others. They were so loud that my Sony ECM909 mic was having issues early in the set. I thought that the problems persisted throughout the set, but they didn’t. I never watched this because I thought the audio was screwed up, but it turned out ok! Watch from part 3 forward if you want to get decent audio. I also have a DAT soundboard of the show but the mix is almost all vocals (because of the volume). Anyway, enjoy. Looking back, I was pretty lucky to be at TWR’s last show in the USA.

This is part 1 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Aiwa CV80 Camcorder, Sony ECM909 mic

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Thin White Rope- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 2/7/92 DAT Master xfer Soundboard Last US Show Ever

TWR were so loud at this show that the Sony mic that I had velcro’d to my camcorder stopped working properly- I had to replace it. Maybe it had nothing to do with the volume, but it was insanely loud. The board mix was almost completely Drum and Vocal. I really had to push the processing of this one and I think it sounds weird. Hopefully you will like it. I might synch this up with the video at some point. It’s worth a listen just for historical purposes, since it was their last show before the final Euro tour.
Drums drop in the mix at about 12:45 to a reasonable level.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3
Rebalance in Izotope RX7: -1 Vocal, +7.5 bass and guitar

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Thin White Rope- Burro Room, Chico Ca. 3/22/91 Part 1

Man, what a night this was. The Burro Room was a legendary venue- the Room was a standard venue- long and narrow. Next door was Juanita’s Burritos- they had cheap burritos and was one of the first places in the nation to have Sierra Nevada on tap. So we would drive up there, have a couple of pitchers and a burrito and wait for the show. This show was one of the best (and longest) I ever saw of TWR. I found a great little perch above the door between the 2 venues thatwas not only great for a tripod, but also sounded excellent because it was close to the PA. Recorded with the old Aiwa CV80 camcorder with a Sony ECM-909 mic velcro’d to the top. Enjoy! PS: Guy is in a beautiful polka dot dress for the show.

This is part 1 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Aiwa CV80, Sony ECM-909

 

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Thin White Rope- Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Davis Ca. 2/2/91 Pt 1

This was the only time that I was able to see TWR in their hometown. The venue was interesting- there was no good place to place my tripod so I had to film handheld from a distance, so it is a bit shaky at times. This was the most animated crowd I ever saw at a TWR show.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Aiwa CV80 Camcorder, Sony ECM909 Mic

 

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Thin White Rope- Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Davis Ca. 2/2/91 Live xfer from master Enhanced

I am taking all of the darkest videos first and trying to enhance them. This one turned out ok. Man, I wish I used a tripod for this one. There was no semi-level place to film from there.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 & Sony ECM909 mic
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere (contrast & brightness), Neat Video for noise reduction.

 

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Thin White Rope- AJZ, Bielefeld Germany 6/1/90 Audio Soundboard xfer from 1st gen band archive tape

I was digging through a tray of tapes a while back for something else and came across this one. This is one of my favorite TWR tapes, out of the ~100ish that I have. ML told me that this is just a straight board mix, but it came out amazing. TWR board mixes are usually unbalanced because they played so loud, but this one was close to perfect- all I had to do was boost the high end a bit. A rare case when the band sounds amazing and the mix works. Thanks ML for sending this to me about 30 years ago!!
Listen with headphones- Roger’s guitar is in one channel and guy’s is in the other. Kick ass, espcially during Mr. Limpet.

Recorded by: ML Compton
Equipment used: House deck, I assume
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
EQ (high end +2) in Sony Sound Forge

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Thin White Rope- AJZ, Bielefeld Germany 6/1/90 Audio Soundboard xfer from 1st gen band archive tape Rebalance

Bonus post today- I posted this a couple weeks back and one of the band members mentioned Guy’s vocals being buried in the mix. His vocals were almost always low in the mix. I rebalanced this one and pushed the vocals up as much as possible and got some feedback that this one sounds better. So here is the boosted vocal version for you.

I was digging through a tray of tapes a while back for something else and came across this one. This is one of my favorite TWR tapes, out of the ~100ish that I have. ML told me that this is just a straight board mix, but it came out amazing. TWR board mixes are usually unbalanced because they played so loud, but this one was close to perfect- all I had to do was boost the high end a bit. A rare case when the band sounds amazing and the mix works. Thanks ML for sending this to me about 30 years ago!!
Listen with headphones- Roger’s guitar is in one channel and guy’s is in the other. Kick ass, espcially during Mr. Limpet.

Recorded by: ML Compton
Equipment used: House deck, I assume
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
EQ (high end +2) in Sony Sound Forge
Rebalanced in Izotope rx7 – vocals +5

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