Double LP Available on Vinyl for the First Time!
Rolling Stone 2015 Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Jam Bands: Widespread Panic Rated 6th!
Early on, Widespread Panic began to forge a sound unto themselves, a combination of Michael Houser’s unorthodox guitar playing, John Bell’s coarse growl, Todd Nance’s rock-steady drumming, David Schools’ lead bass playing and Sunny Ortiz’s multi-textured percussion, coupled with a collective commitment to playing original songs from the outset and a willingness to walk the improvisational high wire night after night.
Widespread Panic is the self-titled, second studio album by the Athens,
Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. It was first released by Capricorn Records
and Warner Bros. Records on July 30, 1991. This title was never officially
released on vinyl.
The band had originally recorded material in September 1990 at
producer/collaborator/friend John Keane's studio in Athens, Georgia. This
session, called Mom's Kitchen, featured the majority of the songs that would
eventually be recorded for Widespread Panic, along with other tracks like "A of
D," "Impossible," "Machine," "Liza's Apartment (L.A.)," "Conrad," "Contentment
Blues," and "Holden Oversoul," of which the latter two were included on the
reissues of Space Wrangler (1988). Mom's Kitchen, however, was never released
because the band signed a six album deal with Capricorn Records in January 1991.
Recording of the album proper took place at Emerald Sound Studios (Nashville,
Tennessee), Kiva Studios (Memphis, Tennessee), and Duck Tape Music Studio
(Decatur, Alabama). The album features T Lavitz on keyboards and was produced by
"Subtle, intelligent rock that blends numerous elements into a smooth,
propulsive blend of structure and improvisation -- rock with energy, talent and
brains. These guys may have influences, but they're no one's clone." -Steven
• Double LP
• 150g Vinyl
LP 1 - Side A:
1. Send Your Mind
2. Walkin' (For Your Love)
LP 1 - Side B:
2. Makes Sense To Me
3. C. Brown
4. Love Tractor
LP 2 - Side C:
1. Weight of the World
2. I'm Not Alone
3. Barstools and Dreamers
LP 2 - Side D:
1. Proving Ground
2. The Last Straw