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- Stache’s, Columbus OH. 3/6/92 xfer from band archive cassette

Here’s yet another Uncle Tupelo soundboard from the band’s archive. This is from a short run of shows opening for Teenage Fanclub. The date was unknown for years(estimated at 2/02), but we were able to pinpoint the date since.

Great set. I love when they play “I Found That Essence Rare” by Gang of Four.

Flatness/ Punch Drunk/ Cold Shoulder/ Outdone/ D.Boon/ Still Be Around/ Postcard/ Gun/ Graveyard Shift/ I Found That Essence Rare/ Baby, Please Don’t Go

Recorded by: Tony Margherita(?)
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables.
Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV
Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You

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Uncle Tupelo- Lafayette’s, Oxford Ms. 10/22/91 Xfer from band archive audio tape

OK, back to the Uncle Tupelo archive. Here’s a nice quality soundboard from around their peak (in my opinion). Nice covers of Cheap Trick and Neil Young for the encore.

Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables.
Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV
Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You

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Uncle Tupelo- Charlie’s Tap, Cambridge Ma. June 1991 Xfer from band archive audiocassette

Uncle Tupelo were (in)famous for early, drunken performances. A few of them were documented in their archive, but this one is next level drunkenness. They were recording their album Still Feel Gone at Fort Apache, and this appears to be a one-off acoustic show. Jeff can barely talk straight at the beginning of the show. Awesome setlist, including single-verse attempts of songs never played before or since!

The recording of this in the pile of archive tapes was messy- the tape was just labeled “Charlie’s Tap”, and other fragments of the show was split across other vaguely named tapes.

Setlist: Willin’/ Flatness/ True to Life/ Gun/ There Was A Time/ Corona/ I’ve Been Working on the Railroad/ Punch Drunk/ Sin City/ Do Re Mi/ Life Worth Livin’/ Friend of the Devil/ Before I Break/ Whiskey Bottle/ Factory Belt/ September Gurls/ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ Watch Me Fall/ No Depression/ At the Crossroads/ You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet/ The Joker (Brian Hennemen vocal)/ Graveyard Shift (cut)
Only known versions of the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil,” Big Star’s “September Gurls,” and Doug Sahm’s “At the Crossroads,” (though each of those were unrehearsed and aborted after a verse or two).

Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables.
Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV
Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You

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Uncle Tupelo- Lafayette’s, Oxford MS 4/6/91 Soundboard xfer from band archive audio tape

Here’s another gem from the uncle tupelo band archive. When I first got these, I had to get them transferred immediately and sent back to Tony. As a result, I never gave some of these shows a proper listen. This is one of them- damn, this one sounds good and is a great performance!

This tape was unlabeled but to Michael Pemberton’s sleuth work & a quick factorybelt dot net search, I figured out what it was.

Photo courtesy of Tate Patrick Moore

Recorded by: Tony Margherita(?)
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables.
Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV
Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You

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