Here’s a killer set by Goo Goo Dolls when they were still pretty heavy. I got to see them, beer in hand, at a surreal company event in front of “it’s a small world” about 10 years ago and that set sounds a lot different than this one! No recordings of that one- I was told that we would face “disciplinary action” if it was recorded. Through work, I also got to see One Direction (and meet them)… but the topper was seeing Michael Franti and Spearhead play a great set in front of the cantina at California Adventure and people from all around the world dancing together. One of the most feel good moments of working at this place for almost 24 years.
Over the next few weeks, you will be getting full sets of all bands who played the KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas, directly off of the DAT master tape. Why? Well, audio to video synch wizard king bean asked for a couple of sets from the weekend of shows, and it just made sense to run the entire set of DATs and archive then now…. especially since they were DIC brand (a little taper humor for the nerds out there).
I moved back to Sacramento over Thanksgiving weekend of 1995, and this took place a month afterwards. HUGE thanks to Kevin Haynes for taping this for me, and then sending the DAT masters to me. What a guy.
Recorded by Kevin Haynes
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Sony PCMR500 into M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card