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Widespread Panic: Widespread Panic (Capricorn)

Jon Young, Musician, October 1991

ITS SWELL that R.E.M. and the B-52's represent the enlightened New South. But don't you miss the backwards Old South, where hairy wild men who could barely walk upright created a frightful racket? Pine no more, brothers and sisters, because Widespread Panic have prepared a primal bonanza. While the Georgia quintet's rootsy stew indicates nothing special on paper, their raging spirit makes this essential fare for lovers of grease rock.

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