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Bombs & Butterflies
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Tom A. (CTA4him) from ANDERSON, SC
Reviewed on 10/21/2014...
When fans speak of Wide Spread Panic's best discs Bombs and Butterflies isn't usually mentioned, but let me tell you put this on and when Radio Child finishes you know you 're going to get another quality WSP recording right through till the end. Tom A.
Grat rock, not enough soul
Adam Renick | Buffalo NY | 03/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being one on Widesread Panic's earlier releases this album features more of a classic rock theme with more basic chord progressions and arrangements than their more recent releases. Looking back with 20/20 hindsight it is easy to tell that at this point the band hadn't quite come into their pinnacle of songwriting that they have now. Of course, with this album Widespread Panic continues the true rock and roll tradition that seems to be underground at this point. A great album for those who love rock."
A Darkhorse Favorite WSP Record!
J. Andrews | Tucson, AZ | 12/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For some reason, B&B is criminally overlooked among folks I've talked to about the band. I consider myself well versed in the recordings of Panic, and something about this album has latched it's claws onto me. I can not get enough of it. Another reviewer noted correctly that this is a very focused, classic-rock sounding effort. As my tastes have changed and matured over the years (trending away from drawn-out jam-rock), the songs here have stood out as perfectly crafted nuggets of brilliance.
The album's 2 epics, "Rebirtha" and "Greta", are live Panic staples that exude that jammy spirit most fans adore. The former features the late Mike Houser's finest playing caught on tape (in my humble opinion).
The production on B&B sparkles w/o feeling overdone or calculated. This is a pristine recording with just the right amount of ambience. Classic Rock opener "Radio Child" sets the tone wonderfully for the rest of the 10-song set. "Gradle" may be one of the best unheralded Panic tunes ever written, featuring JB's spot-on-perfect soaring vocals and Houser's triumphant solos. "Glory"'s abrupt time changes and anthemic chorus is the perfect midpoint and setup for the aforementioned monstrosity, "Rebirtha".
Do NOT hesitate if you're looking to dive into a random Panic record! this is your album. Non-Panic, classic Rock fans should really get a kick out of this...
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