WIDESPREAD PANIC with THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND 'Night Of Joy' (Sanctuary )(2004)
Now this band may mean very little to UK and European rock fans but in
their homeland in the US they are massive and rightly so. It’s in the live
arena that the band is most famous for as they go into jam sessions each
night. The usual band are backed-up by a seven piece band going under the
name of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and together they make one big sound
live! Only downside is the set kicks of with ‘Thought Sausage’ one of my
personal least favoruite Widespread Panic tunes. But from then on it gets
much better with some great guitars on ‘Use Me’ and ‘Arleen’ - the latter
clocks-in at over ten minutes. The live sound is high quality and the two
sets of musician blend in seamlessly.
A must for the converted fans but if you’re new to the band try ‘Don’t
Tell The Band’ instead, one of their best studio albums to date.