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About mikeroeder

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  • Birthday 10/24/1968


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  1. You're right, it's probably fake news. I retract my initial response. In the words of Trump, "sad."
  2. On Facebook they say, "Own the complete 16-track collection as a member of the Highway Companions Club." So that means that the upcoming Mudcrutch live collection is 16-tracks. Unless they do a 2-LP version of this, I don't think this will be an RSD release (though, I hope I'm wrong-- a 2 LP Live Mudcrutch release for Kiss My Amps would be very nice to have!). I suppose they could do a 1 LP version, since they cut a track off of the last Live collection for Highway Companions to make it fit on one LP for Kiss My Amps.
  3. It's the concert as aired on the cable special. 1. So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star (Live at Fenway Park) 3:44 2. Mary Jane's Last Dance (Live at Fenway Park) 6:25 3. American Dream Plan B (Live at Fenway Park) 3:27 4. Forgotten Man (Live at Fenway Park) 2:57 5. A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) (Live at Fenway Park) 6. U Get Me High (Live at Fenway Park) 4:16 7. Shadow People (Live at Fenway Park) 7:31 8. You Wreck Me (Live at Fenway Park) 5:23 9. American Girl (Live at Fenway Park) 5:29
  4. I got the Fenway download yesterday. Very happy to have this in mp3 and FLAC. As much as I appreciate the person who ripped the audio from the video, this version sounds a lot better. That isn't the uploader's fault since the source was cable TV and there was likely a lot of compression going on before it made it to his TV. It has some cover art that is unique to this release, but kind of generic.
  5. Yesterday the sign-up for Highway Companions went up at http://www.tompetty.com/become-member They mention two live concert downloads. Based on the Kiss My Amps vinyl series, I'm guessing one or both of these might become the April 2017 RSD release. MUDCRUTCH LIVE AUDIO: 2016! Digital audio download of live performances from the 2016 Mudcrutch tour, selected by Tom. (Expected availability mid-December 2016/early January 2017. Members will receive an email with download instructions as soon as available.) TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS AUDIO: FROM THE 2014 FENWAY PARK CONCERT! Digital audio download of live performances from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Fenway Park August 30th 2014—previously released only as a broadcast video. (Expected availability mid-December 2016/early January 2017. Members will receive an email with download instructions as soon as available.)
  6. Since I did some looking into this release, I did a post to my blog about it and quoted the Petty biography part about leaving MCA: http://www.playbsides.com/upcoming-release-tom-petty-the-heartbreakers-1993-greatest-hits-reissued-on-2-lp-180g-on-7292016/
  7. I happened to stumble over this today at Amazon. They are listing a 2 LP version of Greatest Hits. It uses the Geffen 2008 cover, but uses the 1993 tracklist. Meaning: It does not have "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," but does have "Something In The Air." Odd sort of change, but I suppose they would have had to license it from Nicks. https://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hits-LP-Tom-Petty/dp/B01GGJV5VQ/ The Editorial description calls it the 1993 version. Either way, that is pretty cool. Mike
  8. I've seen happening across the board and it seems to be tied to the relatively loose copyright enforcement in certain areas of Europe that still have vinyl pressing plants. I'm seeing two variations of this going on. The first one is what you're seeing-- FM broadcast being released as a grey area recording. There is a kind of loophole in European recordings that I don't have all of the details about, but seems to surround whether the recording ever came out as a copyrighted release. So, I've seen this really great Nirvana Live in Brazil 2 180g LP boot for example that is notorious for the band teasing, but never playing "Teen Spirit." I've also seen a Talking Heads early show in NYC, a Soundgarden show and a few others actually in the racks at Half Price Books! These releases are often 180g and are packaged really nicely. The second thing I'm seeing are what are what I think are "pirate" recordings-- these are original label recordings reissued by European labels with names like "Jazz Tracks" or "Jazz Wax" or "52nd Street Records" but all obviously are from the same plant. These are released under the aegis of being public domain since they are over 50 years old. They seem to be using the most recent CD remastering of the albums (Like the Blue Note "RVG" reissues done through the last decade). I know this because they have the same bonus tracks. Oftentimes they use a modified version of the original cover art (taking the original label logo off the cover of Round Midnight by Miles Davis, but keeping the red and black original art for example). But, I'm also seeing other non 50-year old pirates coming out. I picked up what I thought was a legitimate reissue of Velvet Underground and Nico at HPB a couple of years ago, and got looking on Discogs to figure out what I had and discovered it was a pirate release. If you know about VU and Nico, there are a few variations of the official release, and the one I bought was a reproduction of the banned cover, often refered to as the "torso cover." It sounds as good as any copy of this album I've ever heard All of these examples are coming to the US as imports in large numbers, but the crackdown is starting to happen. Just recently there was a huge bust. Pitchfork did an article about bootleg resurgence : http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/932-the-new-explosion-of-bootleg-vinyl/ It reminds me of the 80's and 90's bootleg market a little bit, but the releases are a lot better these days. I was a rabid collector of R.E.M. bootlegs back in the day and the quality was pretty awful usually-- many times sourced from crappy audience recordings. I have a couple that sound pretty amazing, to the point that I consider them essential parts of the R.E.M. catalog-- "So Much Younger Then" and "Down South" are from 1980 and 1981 and are really great snapshots of the band. Back then, they used to ship the covers and the records separately, and the center labels would have fake band names and titles.
  9. I wrote up an article about this release for my blog. I usually write up articles for RSD releases I think are interesting enough to do a deep dive. http://www.playbsides.com/?p=5114
  10. Just listening to that Live 2013-- the first time since the drive in to Chicago for the United show in Chicago. I forgot how EPIC that version of "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is. That will be really nice to have on vinyl!
  11. They had to take a track off of it because it was 55 minutes as the "Live 2013" download and it is tricky to get that much audio per side of an LP and have it sound good. (Even minus the 5:22 of "Baby Please Don't Go" it's pretty tight at 49 minutes (24+ per side). Optimally, you want less than 22 minutes per side to get the full bass frequencies. The Kiss My Amps Vol 1 included a download code. I wonder if it will be exactly be the Live 2013 mp3's from Highway Companion (including, therefore "Baby, Please Don't Go"), or if it will be just the tracks from this LP. I'm guessing the latter.
  12. The Record Store Day list came out and we have two releases from the Tom Petty camp. Another Kiss My Amps release made up of 2013 Tour tracks and a Mudcrutch 7"! http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/8381 http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/8376
  13. Looks like Mudcrutch will be at Summer Camp in Chillicothe, IL May 27-29 http://summercampfestival.com/lineup/
  14. A copy of the show made it up to dimeadozen today: Description-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersMerry Minstrel Christmas ShowTroubadour NightclubWest Hollywood, CaliforniaDecember 19, 2015with guest appearance by Jeff Lynne01. Hi and tune up...02. Cabin Down Below03. Little Red Rooster04. I'm A Man05. Thirteen Days06. Dogs On The Run07. Tom Introduces Jeff Lynne08. Runaway w/ Jeff Lynne09. Poor House w/ Jeff Lynne10. Roll Over Beethoven w/ Jeff Lynne11. Mary Jane's Last Dance12. A Final Word From Tom13. Runnin' Down A Dream[55:34]Heartbreakers with Matt Log filling in on drums
  15. So, a couple of things about this. First, if you do the 30-day trial, you should get the online version as part of it-- at least that was how it worked with my last new car. If you have that, you should be able to figure out how to record the new TP song. Secondly, just to complain a little bit about XM. I have had it in my car for a couple of years and I really enjoy it. I signed up for the "Mostly Music" for $10 per month. If you talk to them on the phone, they'll give you a deal on it, BTW. I mainly listen to two channels XM28 The Spectrum and XM30 The Loft. My wife listens to the Top40 one mostly when she has the car. I was trying to decide if I wanted to spend money on some online streaming solution (Like iTunes Radio, Pandora, etc.) vs. XM in the car, and I found that XM made the most sense for me. The bummer is that they introduced this Tom Petty channel (XM31, incidentally, right next to The Loft) which is very similar to other channels that I get in the MostlyMusic-- Little Steven's Underground Garage for example, and they are excluding it from the MostlyMusic package. If I upgrade to "Select" for an additional $4-$5 per month (with fees), then I can get that. I love Tom, but I'm not spending $60 more per year to get his channel.