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  1. If anybody is really that interested, I've posted the full interview from the '98 show (all 4 clumsy minutes of it) here - feel free to do with it as you wish - I couldn't even bear listening to it so I hope it turned out haha... https://youtu.be/h-CVoS2oMV0 Cheers Travis
  2. Holy schnikies, YouTube's copyright sensing software is really getting out of control.. I thought it could only recognize samples from actual recordings (like studio albums, or basically anything that is directly for sale) .. but now it can sense melodies from unknown recordings?? Scary sh*t man.
  3. Also - somewhat unrelated - what's with this big hate-on for Rico? I thought it was a pretty decent laid-back pop song, maybe a little underwhelming, but come on - yikes people!
  4. Hi guys, Thanks for the discretion in keeping the link private. I felt I should address the replies that have followed since my first posts - As much as I'd love to provide the whole show for every MGB fan on this board and worldwide, there's a plethora of reasons of why I cannot. The major reasons involve media/journalist integrity - footage like this is supposed to be only used sparingly as B-Roll (like what was used in the Rogers piece) and then discarded once the final piece is finished. I had already overstepped my boundaries by recording almost the entire show (usually you only need about 5-10 minutes at most for a story like that), which I'm sure I certainly wouldn't have gotten permission to do had anyone in the MGB camp known. Being as I am still a camera op, I cannot risk gaining a reputation of abusing media privileges by releasing footage containing material that technically shouldn't exist, is unauthorized, unapproved, and copyrighted out to anybody. I know now that this footage is apparently quite rare, but it doesn't change the fact. While this does seem like a trustworthy group, it's just something I cannot do. Even privately, with the promise of not spreading it around, it doesn't change the fact that it's not my material to distribute. In afterthought, even posting that one song on Youtube was something I shouldn't have done. Even as an unlisted video, it already has a copyright claim against it, so who knows how long it'll even exist up there. Another reason is that I don't want to ruffle any feathers with record labels, their lawyers, and especially Matthew himself. While I hear he used to have a much larger online social presence, including historically posting to this forum, I'm certain as the day is long that if he found any of this footage circulating around without his prior direct consent (and the consent of his record label and management likely), that he'd be pretty f*cking pissed at that clumsy 17 year kid who fumbled through likely the worst interview of his life 20 years ago, and I don't want that kind of karma from someone I respect. From what I hear, Matthew does not have a very fond place in his spiritual mindset for nostalgia, or the past in general (or at least he doesn't anymore). I attempted to track down a method of communication in which to reach him directly (just to let him know that the footage exists, and if he wanted a copy of it), but he seems to currently have a fortress around his online social presence and it looks to me like he doesn't want anything to do with random fans/people sending him messages. I don't think there's even much attention paid to his official website anymore because there's little actual content, the MG smartphone app that is advertised all over the site no longer exists, and there's not even a contact option. However, if any of you still have direct contact with him, or Ian/Dave, then by all means, pass along the information, tell them that the offer is available to them, and maybe they'll consent to letting you keep a copy for yourself. And for the guys above offering me money to send them the show in exchange for secrecy - I appreciate the offer - I know you mean well, and that it's a "holy grail" of sorts, but profiting off of the footage would makes things worse tenfold. I'm really sorry everyone - I didn't mean to open Pandora's box - I didn't know that footage like this was so rare. I kind of dropped off the MG(B) radar once they broke up, and I had just assumed that much more material would be available since they were the biggest band in Canada for at least a couple of years. Anyways, I just wanted to explain myself so I didn't leave anyone hanging with their hopes up. I mean - for god sakes - that awfully done Rogers Cable story/interview I made surfaced on Youtube 20 years later - imagine how many places the source material would find itself if it ever saw the light of internet day. Keep rockin' y'all - don't hate me! Cheers, Travis
  5. Thank you for the kind comments. I guess I just shot it the way that I would have looked around with my eyes if I wasn't using a camera. Admittedly though - most of that footage was almost full-zoom anyway - I was pretty far back and high up. I can't remember exactly where I shot from (it wasn't in the arena seating area, i think it was some rickety platform meant for service techs or something. I now recall - I sat behind my camera waiting for the main show to start. The stage and arena were pretty much bathed in darkness ... Everything was fine - people were just milling around, talking, the normal pre-show stuff. Then, with no warning, the Imperial March from Star Wars just starts blasting over the loudspeakers. One-by-one the band filed in on the still-darkened stage, and with a simple "Hey, how's everybody doin' - Let's get right to the point, yeah?" from Matt, the lights come up and they immediately break into My Out Of Style. Well. F Me. Immediate chaos. For the first third of the song, there were so many people going crazy in this place that the structure of whatever surface I was set up on was fluctuating to an almost comical degree - making the footage look like the band were playing through a major earthquake just ignoring it. It was almost as if the entire crowd had their brains swapped with apes and then injected with a near-fatal dose of adrenaline shot all at once, all at the same time. Those crazy kids right?? Lol It's unfortunate that the audio quality is a bit lacking - the FOH guy gave me a wireless feed and he obviously wasn't very adept because he red-lined the crap out if it. I had a shotgun microphone on the camera so I used that to try and tone down the mix but it crapped out for half the show too which is unfortunate. One other notable tidbit was from Matt, right before they ended the encore with Alabama Motel Room. He said: "I want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. And I'll tell you one thing - out of everything I might do from now until the end of f*cking time, I'll probably remember tonight more than anything, so thanks a lot". If only we could go back in time, eh? Cheers, Travis
  6. This was the set list from the May 8th Coquitlam show: 1 - My Out Of Style Is Coming Back 2 - Strangest One Of All 3 - Haven't Slept In Years 4 - Apparitions 5 - Everything Is Automatic 6 - Raygun 7 - Deep Six 8 - Prime Time Deliverance 9 - Look Happy, It's The End Of The World 10 - Rico 11 - Generation X-Wing 12 - Indestructible 13 - Symbolistic White Walls 14 - Invasion 1 There was also a brief cover of Thunderstruck in between one of the songs above (about 30 seconds of it - before they stopped and Matt said "That's about all we know from that one"). For the encore, it was: 1 - The Inescapable Us 2 - Middle Class Gangsters 3 - Alabama Motel Room
  7. For certain reasons, I can't provide footage from the show. However, I have uploaded one track from the show as an unlisted video on YouTube for the members of this board. Please do not circulate or share this link outside of this forum. Haven't Slept In Years - Cheers
  8. I shot and put together the piece from the Rogers Cable video (Coquitlam 1998). I was then a 17 year old camera guy who used this as an excuse to go to the show and interview him (I was a rabid fan). After I spoke with their manager, Frank, on the phone (nice guy), I was surprisingly given the approval to shoot the show and talk with Matthew afterwards. I never had thought that anyone would see it (Rogers was a public access channel) and it was my one and only time acting as interviewer, because for me, it was a godawful experience but it was well worth it. I can't believe that it actually resurfaced on the internet over 20 years later. The Show was fantastic, they were truly a very tight band. It's a shame they never got the attention, respect, or success that they deserved. Geoff was a fantastic player, played great at this show, and it's a goddamn shame he is no longer when us. Thanks for bringing back the memories of my foolish fantasy of being a MuchMusic cameraman!
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