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Early on, Widespread Panic began to forge a sound unto themselves, a combination of Michael Housers unorthodox guitar playing, John Bells coarse growl, Todd Nances rock-steady drumming, David Schools lead bass playing and Sunny Ortizs multi-textured percussion, coupled with a collective commitment to playing original songs from the outset and a willingness to walk the improvisational high wire night after night.
Everyday is the third studio album by the Athens, GA based band, Widespread Panic. It was first released by Capricorn Records and Warner Bros. Records on March 3, 1993 but was never released on vinyl. The band recorded the album at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, AL, and was the group's first to feature bandmate, John Hermann.
"Everyday is considered by fans to be one of the band's best albums...The subtlety of the band's style is unaltered...The slice-of-life story lyrics, the tight musicianship that builds and falls with the songs' emotions, and extended song length are all unhampered by the pressure for a radio friendly sound." -Carrie Nieman, allmusic.com
With Everyday, their third album on the Capricorn imprint, Athens, Georgia, jam band Widespread Panic took the music to a significantly higher level of complexity. This CD stayed in my car's player for two solid weeks; how long has it been since you heard an album that you just couldn't get enough of? The late Michael Houser's inimitable guitar playing is chameleon-like here; he displays a shockingly diverse range of styles from song to song and was an amazingly gifted guitarist. Every aspect of this album clicks perfectly, and many of the songs eventually became extended-jam staples of the band's live concerts.Features:
LP 1 - Side 1:
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Papa's Home
LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Better Off
2. Pickin' Up The Pieces
3. Henry Parsons Died
LP 2 - Side 4:
3. Dream Song