East Coast Panic was Al Pist's band right after The Pist, or in-between endless Pist reunions, whichever way you want to look at it. They sounded somewhat like N.O.T.A. or a speedier Iron Cross, with traded-off vocals (which wasn't always the best idea). They were also a ferocious live band, and I saw them once or twice if not more, usually at the basement punk shows that Al used to put on at his house in Waterbury. None of the E.C.P. pictures I took ever made it out alive, unfortunately.
East Coast Panic's record sleeves and flyers always looked good, and Al was usually pretty steadfast about whatever he was doing. I remember having a lengthy discussion with him by mail about trying to get more people out to see Ct. bands at shows and so forth, which ended up with Al telling me over and over again how I wasn't punk enough... which is kinda funny, now that I think about it.
I still have E.C.P.'s "Nowhere City" EP kicking around here somewhere, and Al's still making music, also, though in more of a folk-punk direction; I have a "God's Left Hand" CD that he put out a few years ago, though you're gonna have to let me get back to you on that one.
"For All The Times..."
"Strike a Pose"
(these files are now listen-only)