59: First Variations


First Variations

Classic Panic Songs Get a Facelift


So, once you get past Harvey’s condescension and, frankly, outright hostility towards Jeff for not “understanding” this week’s theme, this is pretty damn fine episode of The Bluest Tape. We tackle “first variations” of classic songs, including lengthy versions of “Airplane,” “Tallboy,” and “Wondering,” and also slow “Porch Song,” diving deep, especially, into the evolution of a couple of these songs and debating which other short Panic songs could become vehicles for expansion. We will definitely be coming back this way again.

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

08 September 1995 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Heroes > Impossible > Airplane > Love Tractor
Source: SBD

05 June 1996 – St. Paul, OR – Champoeg State Park
Driving Song > Tallboy > Jam > Driving Song > Breathing Slow
Source: SBD

27 May 1998 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater
Rebirtha > Wondering > Pilgrims > Greta
Source: Microtech Geffels

21 May 1993 – Atlanta, GA – Fabulous Fox Theatre
Porch Song, Pickin’ Up the Pieces > Proving Ground (w/Matt Mundy on mandolin)
Source: Nakimichi-CM300/CP1 > DAT