Flaming Lips- UC Davis Coffeehouse, Davis Ca. 10/20/89 Audio Only xfer from Sony Pro Walkman Master

On top of the 4,000 cassettes of my own that reside at the archive, I also have other collections– I have over 500 punk cassettes from Jason Ross, about 100 from Dal Basi, A lot from Brian McKenna, and a couple hundred from my friend Anonymous. He taped with a Sony WMD6C Pro Walkman back in the late 80s and was able to get some nice results from the deck along with a Sony ECM909 mic.
He told me that this was one of the loudest shows he had ever attended, and it still sounds pretty damned good. This is a transfer from his master tape.

Recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Sony WMD6C & ECM-909 Mic

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Jonathan Segel- UC Davis Coffeehouse 4/7/89 master video tape xfer enhanced Camper van Beethoven

The first minute of this video is a very short clip of Screaming Trees from Aggie Hotel from April of 89. It was so dark and there was no place to shoot from, so I gave up.
This Jonathan Segel show was the first time that I got to see him perform live. I had no idea that he was no longer in Camper van Beethoven, so when I went full fanboy and started gushing about the band he just said “I’m not in the band anymore.”. Whoops. Nice set by JES, doing songs off of his Storytelling album along with a couple of Camper songs he wrote. This is the first show where I used a mic other than the garbage stock one- it only took me a year to figure out that the camera mic unplugs and I can plug in a better one.
This was also one of those life-changing shows where you go to see one artist, and another band plays that blows you away. The Donner Party headlined this show and I couldn’t believe how great they were. I wanted to video, but they had already started playing and filming without permission felt wrong. Man, I wish I had filmed that set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 and Sony ECM909 mic
Enhance (brightness/contrast and noise reduction) in Adobe Premiere / Neat Video

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7 Seconds- UC Davis Coffeehouse, Davis Ca. 3/5/89 Xfer from master 8mm video enhanced with NEW Audio

Here is another show that we were able to improve quite a bit. The audio on the original video is terrible. I was behind the PA and I was using the stock mic from the camera. It is borderline unlistenable. We were able to enhanced the video (which made a big difference), and then synch Anonymous’ audience recording to the video. He was only using a non professional Aiwa, but he bought a nice sony Mic so the results are pretty good. WAY better than before.
Also, please admire Kevin Seconds’ mane of hair and tie dye t-shirt. This has been my fashion template for the pandemic. Just wait until I see all of you again- you won’t recognize me. 😀
PS: John Muheim kept getting in my way. I did not know him then and he was bumming me out. Now we are pals. In fact, the only photo of me videotaping from back then is one that he shot, from this show!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Aiwa CV-80 Camcorder
Audio recorded by: Anonymous
Equipment used: Aiwa consumer recorder w/ Sony ECM909 mic
Audio/Video synch by King Bean

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Thin White Rope- UC Davis Coffeehouse, Davis Ca. March 1989 Enhanced Xfer from VHS Master Tape

HUGE thanks to Paul Ashby for trusting me (and usps) with his master VHS tapes.
Here’s what I did to spruce this one up:
VHS Playback/Transfer with JVC HRS9800U w/TBC on, into Canopus ADVC300
Adobe Premiere Elements to birghten, increase contrast, de-grain. Noise reduction via Neat Video.
Export to MP4 at 1080p.

Recorded by: Paul Ashby
Transfer/Post Prd by: Shayne Stacy

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Savage Republic- UC Davis Coffeehouse 6/86 1st gen cassette master studio tape xfer- “Andelusia”

Welcome to Mediocre Monday! This is the last MM for a couple of weeks, since we have a legit US holiday next Monday.
This one comes from Mike Siou and Sam Habash- thanks guys! It is from the KDVS tape archive. The only thing Mediocre about this one is that it is only 1 song, 6 minutes long. Pretty cool.

Recorded by: KDVS
Studio to cassette transfer by Mike Siou
Cassette to digital by Sam Habash using Nakamichi DR-1

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XTC- UC Davis Coffeehouse 2/27/80 xfer from low gen audio soundboard cassette tape Andy Partridge U.C.

Here is one that a friend from work requested. I usually keep my hobby quiet there, since I work a a big multinational company.. but every once in a while word leaks out. Michael(work friend) went to UC Davis and I think he also worked at KDVS… and I think he said he attended this show.
Man, I wonder how many other coffeehouse shows are in the vaults over there

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
De-hiss with Izotope RX7 Spectral de-noise.

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