WSP: Valdosta 1989

Widespread Panic's second Archive Release: Valdosta 1989

Widespread Panic will release their second Archive live show. Recorded at The Armory in Valdosta, Georgia on April 8, 1989, this recording features the band in its original quartet of John Bell, Michael Houser, Dave Schools, and Todd Nance. The set includes some live favorites as they were just beginning to take shape including "A of D," "B of D," and "I'm Not Alone." Why Valdosta now? Why Valdosta at all? Find out in the liner notes... lots of good reasons!

The 2 disc set will be released mid-February 2009 online and in your local indie record store.

You can Pre-Order your copy from WP Merch Now! Or download it at

Widespread Panic - 1989
Disc 1:
Porch Song
Space Wrangler
Travelin' Light
Holden Oversoul
Cream Puff War
C. Brown

Disc 2:
A of D
B of D
I'm Not Alone
Barstools and Dreamers
Driving Song > Disco > Driving Song
The Last Straw
Chilly Water

Can't Find My Way Home

Panic will perform on December 30 and NYE at Denver's Pepsi Arena.

[Published on: 12/11/08]

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BlowsAgainsttheEmpire Thu 12/11/2008 10:26AM
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Multi-track or 2 track soundboard?

onearmcolin starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 10:30AM
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Should be sweet!!

granola Thu 12/11/2008 10:46AM
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That picture is classic

sfbayfan Thu 12/11/2008 10:53AM
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You can actually hear JB's guitar!

hippyjessica Thu 12/11/2008 11:01AM
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Why Valdosta? What the hell is that supposed to mean? You guys trying to say something about South Georgia? Next up Statesboro!

TheJuice starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 11:30AM
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Just announced:

NYE 09 Hanner fieldhouse, Statesboro GA

Conjugal Burning Thu 12/11/2008 11:33AM
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jjimigg Thu 12/11/2008 11:51AM
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Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 12:01PM
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Looks badass!

Lenox Thu 12/11/2008 12:05PM
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haha, too bad i went to valdosta state university about 16 years too late to catch this one.

Broesau starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 12:06PM
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conjugal and jjimigg,

why get on the discussion board for an article titled WSP: Valdosta if you hate panic so much? fucking lame. You know what band really sucks? This shit band from Cinci called "Crazy Legs". Worst shit ever.

This is a must hear show for any panic fan, but obviously not these two d-bags.

TheJuice starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 12:12PM
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yes it is a great show, I've been listening to the bootleg for a while. I bet this release sounds awesome. crazylegs from cincy does suck though. One time I got elected councilman and pissed all over them in the middle of a shitty(their best) set.

Conjugal Burning Thu 12/11/2008 12:15PM
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Conjugal Burning

damn dude, why so hostile? I like to read up on all music, even that not in my taste realm. I am sure you and all other Panicheads will love this old show, just not my bag. If you have a show to steer me in a direction that is more experimental and not so generic, let me know, but i mean no ill will. Also, you should see Crazy Legs live first before making such rash opinions out in public. You may like us, you may not, but positive vibrations to all music lovers everywhere, no matter where your taste lies! Different pallats for different peeps broseph

Conjugal Burning Thu 12/11/2008 12:17PM
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Conjugal Burning

i must say, that was pretty damn funny TheJuice

Bryan24 Thu 12/11/2008 12:34PM
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panic rules. where is my carbondale love that i never got to enjoy last year?

dogphishhead Thu 12/11/2008 12:48PM
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haha hell yeah bring the NYE party to Hanner! Better yet Paulson Stadium.

burn starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 01:17PM
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1) Please stop making mars volta fans look stupid.

2) Saying "i wonder if panic was better when I was 4? I hope so" is definitely "so hostile" and not "positive vibrations to all music lovers"

3) I bet I could tell you Panic shows to listen to and you wouldn't even check them out. But if you really want to hear some "experimental" panic (which they have never claimed to be), listen to 5-10-97. There's a bunch with a fiddle player. Here's a link:

Or you could listen to ANYTHING from this past summer! When was the last time you even saw panic? 2005?

Thanks for posting this JamBase.

Coconut Phil starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 01:21PM
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Coconut Phil

Already ordered my copy, I look forward to this jam.

PickinKind starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 01:25PM
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thats some fine ol panic taste ya got there folks.

Conjugal Burning Thu 12/11/2008 01:26PM
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Conjugal Burning

thanks for the link burn, i will download it once i am able to. The last Panic show I saw was their Rothbury set, and beside the TalkingHeads cover, i wasnt that impressed. It was waaaay better than the roo sets ive seen in the past, because Jimmy Herring is the muthafuckin man. I really wish I had the internet at my house so i could listen to it and smoke a doobster, but alas im in this stupid lab and connot. But, thanks again, and I do love me some fiddle.

WharfRat starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 01:38PM
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THANK YOU WSP ARCHIVE! this is definitely one of the best shows before Dom......IMO.......i was just jamming out to it on the way home from getting my wisdom teeth pulled this morning, and telling my mom how this was the best 80's panic show and blahblahblah and BOOM i get home and find out it is being released! WOW! this is some crazy sh*t huh? Well, im stoked, and all the people that get on and comment negatively on panic.........why? Why even read an article about a band that is so horrible in your opinion? i guess i will never undrestand those dbags that like to just be dbags for the fuck of it. wow nitrous and pain meds make me type crazy sh*t.

oysteria starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 01:52PM
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Capricorn recording artist - WIDESPREAD PANIC!!

oysteria starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 01:52PM
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R.I.P. Dimebag

Broesau Thu 12/11/2008 03:03PM
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Bubba, my bad no disrespect to dimebag "d-bag" darrell.


If your band is any good, I'll hear ya sometime down the road. Like maybe in 20 years when you re-release one of your classic shows like this one. That is, if y'all have the same kind of chops panic has. Kinda doubt it though. S

kirkbrew starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 03:16PM
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Cool - I've been looking for more early WSP.

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 04:05PM
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Oh fuck yeah!! This is one of my FAVORITE shows!! When JB goes "Oh where are we now?!?" during Cream Puff War is FUCKING HILARIOUS!

diegobob Thu 12/11/2008 05:35PM
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remember back in 1989 when the scene was full of good vibes. now we have a bunch of conjugal and jjimigg losers with no lives messing up the vibe. people like this is what f"up phish tour. someday they will grow up.

see you in denver

Sixmilliondollarman Thu 12/11/2008 05:42PM
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My first WP was in '89 with Max Creek. "Where are we now?"

Kaleidoscope Eyes starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 05:45PM
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As long as they steer clear of the george shows...This is a great thing they have started, I just wish they would put stuff out that was played (running up to but not 31st) NYE 96, 97, 98-- this band was pulling it off like no other

adventuresinperception starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 05:45PM
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Panic= dank

in regards to conjugal burning, how can you, as a musician, openly trash a band that was sustained itself for 20+ years??

let me know next time you guys come to SF. I will make it a personal vendetta to sneak into your show and and take an axe to your drumkit.

ps- nice medeski rip off on you pic, KOOOOOKK!!

akeay starstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 05:56PM
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I have this show on casette with crappy sound. Dubbed it from some guy in the late 90s. It's pretty awesome actually. Gotta check out the (hopefully) new sound quality.

Flat5 starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/11/2008 08:18PM
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just a ...lovely thread we have here, huh? I can't believe Panic has been around so long. They seem to be doing a good job with their archive series. This show sounds great!

tnspreadhead89 Thu 12/11/2008 08:59PM
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this looks damn good, i got a lot of the late 80's shows but not this one so im excited. sucks im catchin these guys in their 20th somethin year, i got into panic when mikey died and it deeply annoys me that i never heard that man shred it up. Great to see Dimebag Darrell get mentioned, man Pantera created some groovin ass music, grew up on that shit. Was my favorite group of musicians till i ventured into WSP.

funkyriddims Fri 12/12/2008 06:08AM
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Here is another fun show from back in the day, one of my favorites...

03/04/88 Captain Harry's, Charleston, SC

1: Me And My Uncle > Travelin' Light, Wooden Ships > Another Man Done Gone, Conrad, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Mountain Jam > She Caught The Katy > Wish You Were Here, Feelin' Alright, Sugaree

2: Stop-Go, Cream Puff War, Genesis > Walk On, Space Wrangler > No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature, Down On The Farm > China Cat Sunflower, Pigeons, New Speedway Boogie > Chilly Water

3: Bowlegged Woman*, Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave, The Last Straw > Fire on the Mountain, Astronomy Domine Jam > Not Fade Away

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/12/2008 06:27AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

U haters!!

Oh yeah they suck thats why they have made it over 20 freakin years.

they did not QUIT like Pish and sci did.

why? cos they are not quitters, they are bad ass mutha fukin southern

musicians with SOUL.

tnanthony Fri 12/12/2008 07:07AM
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"Becky's Birthday and she's gonna drink 21 beers"

rmbray Fri 12/12/2008 03:35PM
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Anytime they Turn up old faithful, Mr. Bell, its pretty humbling. I'd like to see anybody here do Rock like him. There's no telling where that slide will end up.

stuhooper starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/12/2008 06:34PM
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This is my all time favorite Panic show. had the tapes as a kid, and never stopped listening to it since. y'all are gonna dig on this, especially the A of D > B of D.

maggotwater starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/13/2008 05:31AM
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cant wait for this one. my first show was in 90 in chattaboogie. been seeing them the whole time. if you dont like panic, dont listen to them. plenty of us will!

nsafay Sat 12/13/2008 01:06PM
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Yes. Panic is the shit. Suck it you haters. This looks like an interesting show to listen to. Most of the setlists in those days were filled with covers. Just a couple here. Should be cool to her them trying their songs out on stage. Also, just recovering from Warren Haynes Xmas Jam. Panic fans, the Allmans did a version of Guilded that was amazingly sick. Try and listen to a set with it in there. 10 hours of music last night! YES!

QuinnTheMightyEskimo starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/13/2008 01:23PM
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Whew this shit brings it back, R.I.P Mikey, first Carbondale and now some gems from southern Georgia, it dont get better than this my friends. I don't give a damn what kind of electronica funky bull shit you listen to....Widespread Mothafuckin' Panic

Gomets51 Sat 12/13/2008 07:55PM
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So excited, gonna be amazing. Love WSP.

shaka1 starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/15/2008 09:35AM
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WSP was way ahead of their time. They still play all those songs regularly(except maybe l.a.) Howz about an 89 Driving>Disco>Driving Last Straw Jack>Chilly. Schools actually talks about Valdosta 89 in T.E.W.S.Y. saying Panic was so hard back then they used to scare away the hippies-I wish we could scare away some of these hippies that are hating on Panic. If u think Panic sucks- stick to your moe/bisquit/phish boards- Your not invited

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/16/2008 10:04AM
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Scare away those hippies Dave.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/16/2008 10:10AM
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shaka1- Got my 1st L.A. @ the last Milwaukee Run. Check it out. I am going buy those 3 nights & this one for Xmas... merry Xmas to me.