The songs are: P.A.N.I.C.”, “The Sound Of Death”, and “Sweet Daniel”, with: - Mike DeCourt on Guitar / Bass (original takes of 10-05-1978/) and backing Vocals (recorded in 2007); - Rheinhard Roffel on Drums (original takes of 10-05-1979); - Frank Verhey, guest Lead Vocals (recorded in 2007). More will follow in the coming years. When visiting New York in the summer of 1978 for giggs with PANIC in CBGB’s , Mike bought some postcards to send home. They show New York by day and by night. The postcard of New York by night has a striking title: “Baghdad on the Hudson”. Since almost all the New York taxidrivers that Mike and the other PANIC members encountered in the civil battlezone of urban New York, came from various exotic countries and didn’t even speak english, this title tickled Mike’s fantasy. Mike’s intention was to suggest these postcards as inspiration and as Album Cover for the second album of PANIC, that preferably should be titled: “Baghdad on the Hudson” or “New York on the Tigris” or both if there was enough material for a double album. But that was never to be.
PANIC split in 1979 before this could happen. These songs of PANIC Missed are part of PANIC’s legacy. Not in any way aware of or prepared for the dramatic events that later would condemn New York and Baghdad to a horrific relation never seen in history before. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..