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'Til the Medicine Takes
     

'Til the Medicine Takes

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by Widespread Panic
 

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Not just a loose-limbed jam band with sprawling solos and shambling boogie rhythms, Athens, Georgia's Widespread Panic have learned as much from Southern Gothic songwriter (and one-time collaborator) Vic Chesnutt as they have from Duane Allman. Old feeling, but dashed with new wave and soul, 'TIL THE MEDICINE

Overview

Not just a loose-limbed jam band with sprawling solos and shambling boogie rhythms, Athens, Georgia's Widespread Panic have learned as much from Southern Gothic songwriter (and one-time collaborator) Vic Chesnutt as they have from Duane Allman. Old feeling, but dashed with new wave and soul, 'TIL THE MEDICINE TAKES travels a terrain where dense musicianship and eerie evocations work together to infuse a conservative rock aesthetic with wistful ambience and songcraft that, if not exactly tight, certainly doesn't ramble on like lesser examples of jam rock. Rarely do these songs last more than five minutes, and they're almost always propulsive. Throw in a hat-tipping to '90s hip-hop, via the turntable scratching on "Dyin' Man," and you've got a Southern rock band that ain't just whistling Dixie.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Morgenstein
Widespread Panic finally makes a studio recording worthy of its legendary live reputation, with Til The Medicine Takes. Only one song clocks in over five minutes, as Panic tones down the noodling and tears into well-structured songs. "Blue Indian" and "Nobody's Loss" show Panic's debt to the hippie-updated folk of the Grateful Dead, and "All Time Low" sounds like a lost '60s classic rock staple. JoJo Hermann's keyboards highlight much of the album, especially "One Arm Steve," but the allure of Til The Medicine Takes, much like a Panic concert, is the communal vibe that everyone has contributed to a successful experience, including the listener.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/1999
Label:
Volcano
UPC:
0614223620329
catalogNumber:
36203
Rank:
16215

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Performance Credits

Widespread Panic   Primary Artist
Anne Richmond Boston   Background Vocals
John Bell   Guitar,Vocals
Gregory Davis   Horn,Brass
Corey Henry   Horn,Brass
John Hermann   Keyboards,Vocals
Michael Houser   Guitar,Vocals
John Keane   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar,Keyboards
Roger Lewis   Horn,Brass
Todd Nance   Drums,Vocals
Domingo Ortiz   Percussion
Dave Schools   Bass,Loops
Efrem Towns   Horn,Brass
Dottie Peoples   Vocals
Colin Butler   Turntables
David Henry   Strings
Kevin Harris   Horn,Brass
Julius McKee   Horn,Brass
John Hauser   Trombone
Ned Henry   Strings

Technical Credits

Dirty Dozen Brass Band   Contributor
David Farrell   Engineer
John Keane   Producer,Engineer
Joel Morris   Sheet Music
Dave Schools   Loop
David Henry   Engineer
Bradshaw Leigh   Engineer
Flournoy Holmes   Artwork,Art Direction

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'Til the Medicine Takes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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