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Panic (single)

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Name Panic
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Art work Richard Bradford
'The Man In A Suitcase' series (1967)
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #11
Single chronology
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Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 38

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 81

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Appears On

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Cover Versions

Discogs Information


  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer - Kenny Jones (3)
  • Guitar - Johnny Marr
  • Guitar [Second] - Craig Gannon
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Mastered By - Tim Young
  • Other [Cover Star] - Richard Bradford
  • Producer - John Porter
  • Sleeve, Voice - Morrissey
  • Songwriter [Songs Written By] - Johnny Marr
  • Songwriter [Songs Written By] - Steven Morrissey


Some copies came with free 'Panic', 'Hang The DJ' and 'Smiths' sticker sheet.

Labels: © 1986 Warner Bros. Music Ltd. Made in England B-Side: Taken from the LP '[r=494927]'

Sleeve: Recorded at Livingston North London Mastered at CBS Music published by Warner Brothers Special thanks to Jo Slee Cover star: Richard Bradford © ITC Entertainment Ltd [Bradford was the star in a program called 'Man In A Suitcase']


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Discogs information (additional release)


Black vinyl. Also available as transparent blue vinyl under same catalogue number.

Recorded at Livingston, North London Mastered at CBS

Cover Star: Richard Bradford © ITC Entertainment Ltd

Etchings on vinyl: Side A+B: HANG THEM HIGH MONIKA

Made in Germany ℗&© 1986 BPM: 132


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Discogs information (additional release)


Originally released July 1986 on 12".

Recorded at Livingston, North London. Mastered at CBS. Cover Star © ITC Entertainment Ltd.

℗ 1988 Rough Trade Records Ltd. © 1986 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

Made in England


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Wikipedia Information


"Panic" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths, released in 1986 and written by singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. The first recording to feature new member Craig Gannon, "Panic" bemoans the state of contemporary pop music, which "says nothing to me about my life", and exhorts listeners to "burn down the disco" and "hang the DJ" in retaliation. The song was released by Rough Trade as a single and reached No. 7 on the Irish Singles Chart and No. 11 in the UK Chart. Morrissey considered the song's appearance on daytime British radio a "tiny revolution" in its own way, as it aired amongst the very music it criticised.It was later included in the compilation albums The World Won't Listen and Louder Than Bombs.