The WDR concert at the “Harmonie” in Bonn shortly before Christmas 2004 was a touching evening for all participants bringing up a lot of memories of the golden seventies. At that time, Jane was among the most successful German rock bands packing the biggest clubs of the republic in their heyday.
To fit the nostalgic occasion at the “Krautrockpalast” in December 2004 Peter Pankas Jane played a colorful Best-of-program with the most important and popular tunes of their career. Indispensable alongside songs like ‘Fire, Water, Earth & Air’ or ‘Daytime’ were, of course, both outstanding compositions of the band, the wonderful dreamy ‘Out In The Rain’ and the vigorous piece ‘Hangman’, a classy boogie rocker with an orgiastic guitar solo. The concert at the Bonn “Harmonie” ends with the ballad ‘So, So Long’, a number which today – after more than twelve years and many Jane shows later – almost sounds like a farewell to singer and drummer Peter Panka.
For “Live At Rockpalast 2004” is among the last performances of the charismatic Jane founder having been captured on DVD. Panka died on June 28, 2007, leaving a huge gap not only in his band but also in the complete German musical landscape.