Panic! At The Disco
August 4, 2009
After witnessing the newly reformed Panic! At The Disco open for Blink-182 last Tuesday, I’m almost positive that I’ve figured out the reason why the band broke up last month. In case you didn’t hear, Panic! At The Disco members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker left the band to pursue their own musical endeavors. Original members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith are still planning on making music as Panic! At The Disco and thank goodness for that. After reviewing the set list below, you will see that singer/keyboardist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith performed most of the band’s debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Only one song, “Nine In The Afternoon,” from the foursome’s sophomore record Pretty. Odd. was chosen to be a part of the set list. Hmmm… I think it’s brazenly obvious that Urie and Smith wanted to go back to Panic! At The Disco’s original techno/dance/electronic sound that separated the group from every other pop/punk/rock band out there in this new millennium. Former and original guitarist/lyricist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker are most likely going to keep on aspiring to be The Beatles, which is the band (and new sound) that most fans compare Pretty. Odd. to, whether Beatles fans agree or not.
More photos of Brendan Urie and Spencer Smith from Panic! At The Disco after the jump!
I hope to God that Brendon and Spencer bring back the old Panic! At The Disco song structure with lyrics you’ll never remember, titles that make absolutely no sense and are WAY too freaking long, and production-based sounds provided by tricked-out synthesizers and drum machines. I miss the songs off of A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out that conjure up memories of Nintendo video game music. Seriously though, you can’t deny that those songs are reminiscent of games such as Super Mario and the Land of the Six Golden Coins that I used to play on Game Boy back in the 90s. Good times… And what was up with the boys thinking it was a good move to take away the exclamation point after the first word of their band name?! That was pointless and utterly ridiculous to say the least. As if the name “Panic at the Disco” would somehow help the Las Vegas quartet’s career more than the name “Panic! At The Disco.” If anything, the punctuation mark helped to differentiate the group even more from its countless peers. Besides hearing Brendon and Spencer (plus touring band) perform the oldies, another highlight of the evening was getting a first listen to the band’s just released single “New Perspective.” The track is featured on the soundtrack to the movie Jennifer’s Body.
Set List / Milwaukee
Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
Time To Dance
But It’s Better If You Do
London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines
New Perspective (from Jennifer’s Body original soundtrack)
Nine In The Afternoon
The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage
Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks
I Write Sins Not Tragedies
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