Eric's Trip, first Canadian band to be signed to Subpop.
(video is halfway down the page: I was unable to extract a workable link to include here)
I've collected a lot of stuff from friends over the years and luckily, i personally bothered to lug 4 tracks machines, mics and old video cameras to the shows at the time. Talking friends into holding the camera or keeping an eye on the input levels. I'm really glad i kept all those VHS tapes and reels of super8 films safe. The boxes of cassettes stored at my folks house still play great after 20 years. In 2007 i started transferring all these tapes into digital form to put this movie together, dubbing old VHS tapes was the scariest thing as some of them would barely play but i eventually got them all. I was excited that with use of modern editing stuff, i could finally sync up old video with better sounding tapes recorded at the same show, or editing together footage i had with someone else’s camera angle of the same show that i got from them years later. I worked on this movie for four years with much love until i finally had what i thought was a good document of what Eric's Trip really was.
0:00 - Super8 film footage of downtown Moncton shot by Rick, early 90's. *ED VAUGHAN is our drummer in all pics, music and video until 8:33 of movie.
0:30 - VHS dub, live footage of "I Exist" from Kacho, Moncton - May 18th 1991. Live camera audio.
2:21 - 1st cassette release from Dec 1990, band photo summer 1990, audio excerpt "Beauty was all froze" from cassette.
2:36 - 2nd cassette release from Apr 1991, Thompson basement rehearsal pics spring 1991, audio excerpt "Beatings" from cassette.
2:50 - 3rd cassette release from July 1991, VHS dub of footage in fields shot August 1991, audio excerpt "Fall" from cassette.
3:50 - VHS dub, live footage of set up and excerpt of "Sunlight" from the Warehouse pub, Moncton - July 13th 1991. Shot by Ken Leblanc. Live camera audio.
5:07 - Audio clips of CKUM radio interview with Robert Gauvin, summer 1991. Photos: 1st show City Hall lobby April 21 1991, posed shots spring 91, live at Warehouse pub July 13th 1991, live at Kacho Sept 30th 1991.
6:41 - VHS footage from last show with Ed on drums shot by Claude Leger at Kacho, Moncton Sept 30th 1991. Tape was in rough shape and footage has been edited to cover the holes, and synced up with a board mix cassette of the show. Song is "Lost Inside".
8:22 - Picture of Ed Vaughan, summer 1991.
8:33 - "Naked in the Marsh" 10 inch Moncton compilation recorded autumn 1991 as three piece band. Audio is excerpt of "Sickness" from the session, live photo from 3 piece gig in Fredericton November 1991.
1:43:08 - Last show footage from McNaughton Highschool on June 16th 1996. This dark, back of the room camera is the only one we have of the whole show, the song is "Follow" and the audio is live from camera. Some pics by Catherine Stockhausen and Tara White.
1:45:47 - End of show footage, end of movie.