Metallica – Tower Records Parking Lot, Sacramento, CA 6-4-96

Go figure. I punch in Sacramento in the search area on my youtube channel and a Metallica show is the first thing to pop up. Really enjoyed the experience of filming these rare flatbed truck gigs.

What a cool day this was. Metallica planned to perform LIVE 3 shows in one day to promote the upcoming release of the LOAD record in 3 different tower records parking lots…3pm San Jose, 6pm Concord, 9pm Sacramento. Since I lived in Concord that one excited me the most. But since the city of Concord would not issue the permits the band were only able to pull off San Jose and Sacramento which were both filmed. MFTMON was next to me shooting as well.

Recorded by: Gary Shurtleff

Equipment Used: Sony ?

Live Concert Video

Matthew Sweet- Tower Records, Chicago Il. 8/24/95 Live in-store Audio Only WXRT-FM xfer from master

After 8.5 hours straight of meetings today, I finally get a break.
I kinda blew my wad on the cool archival video stuff early this week, so you get audio for a few days. Man, I love Matthew Sweet. He always seems to get lumped into the “90s alternative” bucket of bands, but all I hear is a great songwriter. Killer power pop.
This is an in-store concert broadcast broadcast on WXRT in Chicago, who were probably the best station in the country for live broadcasts back then. I hope they are still relevant, and didn’t go the route of KROQ.

Recorded by: Paul Galis (I think) off radio onto cassette, transferred to my DAT.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer equipment: Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496

Audio Live Performance

Fem 2 Fem- Tower Records, Hollywood 5/25/94 xfer from master video tape live

Here is one that I debated posting, and had actually deleted it from YT a couple years ago… but I noticed that there is a small but loyal following of the group online and there is nothing too offensive here (there is nudity), so up it goes.

Recorded by: Prefer not to disclose
Recording equipment: Sony TR-81 with stock mic
Transfer by Shayne Stacy

Live Concert Video

Richie Havens- Tower Records, Anaheim Ca. 6/5/93 xfer from DAT Master Live Acoustic

One nice thing about living in L.A. was the sheer volume of promotional appearances by artists. There were constant in-store performances and special showcases unavailable anywhere else. These usually took place in L.A./Hollywood during my working hours, so I missed out on just about all of them… but this was one in Anaheim (close to home) in the early evening.
Richie was in town as a promo for the Troubadours of folk fest at UCLA. I went to the fest and taped, but a lot of it wasn’t great. I do have 1st gen video to transfer one day. He played the instore solo acoustic with no P.A. I was obnoxiously up front in full view with a namamichi CM300 shotgun mic pointing at him. It sounds pretty good, but since there was no P.A., the crowd applause in between songs was so loud that it blew up the recording. I just went ahead and edited the between-song applause out for everyone’s comfort. Trust me, you don’t wanna hear it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 DAT and Nakamichi CM-300 mic
Volume boost and crwd edits in Sony Soundforge 10

Audio Live Performance