Photos taken from THE PANICS websiteTHE PANICS formed sometime in 1980 in Bloomington, IN when the members were all teenagers. One of them had gotten the SEX PISTOLS LP and it blew him away, so they started their own band. Between doing massive amounts of whippets, spitting up fake blood and destroying private property, they managed to play a few shows opening up for the ZERO BOYS and THE GIZMOS. They also drove up to West Lafayette to record their single with Dr Science from THE GIZMOS. They cranked out two originals, "I Wanna Kill My Mom" and "Best Band", as well as a GIZMOS cover, "Tie Me Up, Baby." "Best Band" is my favorite. They proclaim "We're the best band in Bloomington and we buy our drugs on the courthouse lawn!!" Every song of theirs is constantly on the verge of falling apart, but oozes the very essence of desperate, teenage, small-town punk rock. They also do some of the worst pick slides ever committed to vinyl.