73: And You Are Gonna Be Happy From Now On

…and you are gonna be happy from now on!

Classic Openers, Part 1

This week, we bring you the first of six episodes focusing on classic Panic openers, closers, and encores. Harvey has come up with a complicated mathematical formula that guided us through the fantasy football-like snake draft allowing us to determine what we think are ten of the best classic or traditional (but not THE BEST) Panic openers of all time. Jeff kicks it off with another trip to NOLA for a great segment from Halloween 99 (including “Todd Speaks!), while Harvey takes his shot with Van Morrison and Vic Chesnutt covers. Jeff closes out the episode with “A of D,” a frequent instrumental opener and another selection from Fall 1999. During the episode, we talk about setlist placement (tired of that yet?), if Harvey would ever hit the bathroom during an opener, and we give Harvey the chance to tell everyone why he doesn’t like “Surprise Valley” or “Travelin’ Light.” Fun times!

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

PICK #10 (JK)
31 October 1999 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
Papa Legba, Space Wrangler, Blue Indian
Source: FOB Schoeps MK4 > CMC6 > Sonosax SX-M2 > HHb by Don Hess

PICK #09 (HC)
14 October 1995 – Jacksonville, FL – Riverview Music Shed
And It Stoned Me > Junior > Space Wrangler
Source: [SBD and Aud. Matrix, SBD 75% and AKG 461 & Senn 421 25%]

PICK #08 (HC)
26 October 1996 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
Let’s Get Down to Business > Worry
*Source: Schoeps MK21 > CMC6 > Sonosax SX-M2 > HHb PortaDAT *

PICK #07 (JK)
03 July 2000 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
A of D, Walkin’ (For Your Love) > Diner > Little Lilly
Source: FOB Schoeps MK4V > KC5 > M222 > NT222 > Apogee AD1000 > HHb-PDR1000 by Charles Fox

PICK #06
06 October 1999 – San Diego, CA – Cox Arena
Surprise Valley > Hatfield > Travelin’ Light
Source: AKG 483’s > Oade M248 > SBM-1 > HHB