Uncle Tupelo- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo 5/1/94 xfer from master tape + matrix Audio!

This one has a story behind it. I burned all of my vacation in April, following Pavement around california and Arizona. I then get the call from Tony M- Jay decided to leave Uncle Tupelo, and they were playing 4 final shows. I booked my flight for the final 2 shows over the weekend. In fact, I went to the last show, then took a redeye home (no sleep) and went to work the next day. Crazy. Anyway, it was all worth it. The video turned out great as did my DAT soundboard. Audio matrixed (SBD + Michael Pemberton’s audience tape) by KN, and put all together by Jesse Hamm.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Edited/Remixed By: Jesse Hamm

Additional help by: Michael Pemberton

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Uncle Tupelo- Mississippi Nights, St. Louis Mo 4/30/94 xfer from Hi8 Master w/Soundboard Audio!

Hi Everyone! I checked youtube, and I am really surprised that this full show was not posted yet. Usually any old, popular master of mine is posted by some random youtuber and they get 100k views. 🙂 So this was an interesting time. I had burned all of my vacation time following Pavement around the southwest in early 1994 and was not planning to see UT until they toured California again. Then my good friend Jim Utz calls me and tells me that rumors are flying about a breakup. I called Tony M (back when he was accessible) and he confirmed it. So I flew to see that last 2 shows. I flew in after work on Friday, saw the shows Sat/Sun night, then flew back 1st thing Monday morning to get to work that day. This show turned out great. Everyone was buying me drinks so I got super hammered but you can’t really tell in my camera work. Enjoy!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

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Uncle Tupelo- Blue Note, Columbia Mo. 11/13/92 Xfer from Hi8 Master tape!

This was the last show I saw of the week long run in 1992. 5 shows in 6 nights. I was going to try to go to Kansas City the next day, but that would have been a long drive there, then driving through the night with no sleep to make my flight in Chicago. By the time I got to Columbia, I was pretty tired. I went to the “liquor and guns” store made famous by lyrics in “Whiskey Bottle”… and did not even realize it until well after the fact. D’oh! I got to the club late and it was packed. So packed that I could not get close and I could not set up my tripod. I ended up using my tripod as a folded up monopod-like thing. It turned out ok, except some people kept getting in the way of the filming.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81

 

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Uncle Tupelo- Mabel’s, Champaign Il. 11/11/92 xfer from Hi8 Master!

This was my 3rd stop on that November 92 tour, following UT through the Midwest. I remember 2 things about that day- it was SUPER foggy. Fog like this does not exist in California. It was amazing I found my way to a hotel. The second was that I ate at a Mongolian BBQ place for dinner where an old toothless man had a stick that he used to cook the food in front of me. The stick was half gone due to overuse- meaning that I (or someone) may have been eating splinters. Yum. This video sounds really good. I am a bit shocked that the stock mic in the TR-81 performed so well.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81

 

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Uncle Tupelo- Lounge Ax, Chicago Il. 11/8/92 xfer from Hi8 Master

In 1992, I had pretty much given up filming shows with the CV-80. It was a dinosaur after 4 years. I got the Sony TR-81 (hi8 hifi stereo camera) in late 92- it was a top of the line consumer model at the time. I took a week vacation and flew to the midwest to follow Uncle Tupelo around for a week and film them. I land in Chicago and start driving around- no map or anything- and I got totally lost. I stop at a gas station to buy a map and a random guy comes up to me and yells “what are you doing here? You need to get out- it is too dangerous for you”. Errr, ok. I flailed with the map for a while and eventually found the club. Lounge Ax was the most difficult venue to film- no place to set up a tripod. So I hand held it from the bleachers. Sorry for the shakiness. Jesse Hamm helped with this transfer, and the audio sounds really good. This may be Jeff Segota’s audio from his DAT and Shure VP88 mic.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81, Shure VP88

Edited/Remixed By: Jim Hamm

Additional help by: Jeff Segota

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Uncle Tupelo- Corner Tavern, Edwardsville Il. 6/30/87 xfer from 2nd gen VHS tape FULL SHOW

I think most of you know that I have a mountain of stuff to post and not enough time to post often enough. I had a pile of Groovie Ghoulies stuff to do, but then I decided to check my alt country videos against youtube.. and I was shocked that a lot of the OLD uncle tupelo stuff that Jim Utz helped get from the source had not been posted to YT. Odd. There is only 1 song posted in YT from this show, here is the full show. This is the first show billed as Uncle Tupelo, opening for Das Damen. It’s super dark and the sound is not the best, but it is the lowest gen available… unless Jim can track down that 1st gen VHS again, that we dubbed back in the 90s. 🙂

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

Additional help by: Jim Utz

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