Instrumental selections have been a staple of Panic setlists since its earliest days in Athens. They can be show and set openers, mid-set tempo changers, welcome surprises, and, as the kids like to say, pure fire, too. Today’s selections just scratch the surface of Panic’s cache of wordless wonders. We start with a “Maggot Brain” opener from 1994, a rare “Machine” separated from its usual partner-in-crime, “Barstools and Dreamers,” and a speed metal version of “B of D” from Spring 2000.
Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.
9 October 1994 – Wilmington, NC – Trask Auditorium, Univ. of North Carolina- Wilmington
Maggot Brain > Driving Song > Let’s Get the Show on the Road > Driving Song
Source: AKG 468
3 May 1995 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
Machine > Travelin’ Light
Source: FOB Sennheiser 421’s > Denon DTR-80P by Kevin Preuss
11 April 2000 – Richmond, VA – Landmark Theater
Christmas Katie > B of D > Goin’ Out West
Source: AKG481(XY) > V2 > SBM-1 > M-1 (8th row/slightly off-center mikey side) by Mike Labuda