Cover Alert | Widespread Panic Tackle Talking Heads

Georgia jam-rockers Widespread Panic returned to Atlanta's Philips Arena for last night's New Year's Eve festivities. Over the course of four sets, Panic welcomed many guests including the Megablasters horn section and even debuted four covers.

[Photo by Ian Rawn]

The band led a countdown into 2014 before kicking off the year in style with a cover of "Burning Down The House" by Talking Heads. The Talking Heads's original version of "Burning Down The House" has been a staple for post-show PA music at past Widespread Panic performances, but last night was the first time John Bell and Co. actually played the Speaking in Tongues track. YouTuber Widespreadmusic has shared a fan-shot clip of the Bell-sung "Burning Down The House":

Widespread Panic also debuted covers of Neil Young's "Journey Through The Past" and "Time Fades Away" as well as Earl King's "Come On." Stream an audience recording of Panic's NYE show at PanicStream.

Set 1: Journey Through The Past^, Don't Be Denied, Time Fades Away^, And It Stoned Me, Expiration Day, Pickin' Up The Pieces*, Blue Indian, Climb To Safety (46 mins)

Set 2: Holden Oversoul, Who Do You Belong To?, You Got Yours, Papa's Home, Old Neighborhood**, Angels On High**, Devil In Disguise**, Tail Dragger** (52 mins)

Set 3: Burning Down The House**^, Come On**^, Bust It Big**, Jack > Chilly Water > Surprise Valley, Pilgrims, Surprise Valley***, Spill The Wine****, You Should Be Glad**, Love Tractor (90 mins)

Encore: Stop Breakin' Down Blues, Ain't Life Grand

Notes: * w/ Randall Bramblett on sax
** w/ the Megablasters on horns
*** w/ the Megablasters on horns & Paul D'augustino on keys
**** w/ the Megablasters on horns & Paul D'augustino on keys & Madison Smith, Eric Bice, John Switzer on percussion
^ First time played
[JB 1st set acoustic]

[Published on: 1/1/14]

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