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  2. nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    4/18/19 Page - Beck - Clapton
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  4. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Tributes and covers from peers and writers

    Lost Children was good too, nice singing. Interesting to hear a young band cover some deep cuts from TPATH. Never realized this before but the organ/keyboard part in Lost Children makes the song sound gospel-music like, the same way Learning To Fly was transformed from its roots, though here I think the song always had that component built in. I guess my only criticism is how they went with the live finish the Heartbreakers went with on this one instead of doing their own take which I would've preferred. Thanks for sharin'.
  5. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Tributes and covers from peers and writers

    Listened to Makin' Some Noise, nicely done, very supercharged version. I like the guitar sound as well, on the riff, nice and fuzzy. cheers
  6. Shelter

    ROFLOL

    Let's get serious for moment. What this Farm needs is a kennel.
  7. Shelter

    Tributes and covers from peers and writers

    These guys too can nail a few notes...
  8. Wildflower

    Happy Birthday Mudcrutch

    Happy Birthday!
  9. Last week
  10. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER

    She looks like a very classy young lady, Nurk. I'm glad she had fun. For those who care about such things I checked out the Aerosmith set list and for a hardcore fan looks like that would be the show to attend. Anyway, thanks for sharing. cheers
  11. nurktwin

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER

    My daughter at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas 4/7/19.
  12. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Opening Credits---This could've gone on even longer! I really enjoy watching the band in seemingly candid soundcheck moments. I even really like that tiny guitar ditty Howie (rest in peace) plays. Kings Highway----Not included on this but could be to keep it from being struck down. Sorry Two Gunslingers. As for the song, I was never a big fan of this so...I'm still not. Not high enough energy for me; a good comfortable performance. I actually prefer the opening credits. Too Good To Be True----Here we go! A good song from the record and I like how they extend it, some moody Benmont playing. I Won't Backdown---Pretty much a straightforward version. Aside from the acoustic takes this has largely stayed the same over the years. Unfortunately I'm quite burned out on it but it's a good performance. Free Fallin'----Like the above but moreso. My favorite live version was the extended one they did back in the previous tour. A good version but I was never a big fan of this song to begin with and it's just been overplayed. Did Stan ever play the drumrolls in this song during the last verse? It's too bad he didn't as musically that's one of the best parts of the song in my opinon. Out In The Cold----Nice. It's a good version, nice and rockin' and much needed after the mellow Free Fallin'. Psychotic Reaction----A moment for the Psychedelic Dragon. Very funny. High powered, I love how Mike rakes his pick against the strings during the fast part. Very fun to hear Stan sing and band leap into hyperdrive. Ben's Boogie----Excellent! The only complaint would be it could've gone on even longer! Who doesn't love when Benmont transionts to the other keyboard! Just excellent. Except for Tom's dancing, sorry ladies I'm sure you liked it but...blehh. Terrible. Don't Come Around Here No More----What about that intro? One of the best intros to DCAHNM. I used to watch that part over and over, Mike setting up the loop, the e-bow making his guitar sound like "whale song", playing the mandolin, the rhythmic thump of Stan joining in...and that's before the song proper starts. Just a really good version; probably my favorite from all the times they played it live since the fast part goes on even longer due to the corny chase scene. Here Comes My Girl----Good. I'm Tired Joey Boy----I liked it. Into The Great Wide Open---Not a fan of the song overall but a fine version. Love Is A Long Road----Good, never understood why they never extended it. Refugee----Excellent. I love how the band gets mellower, then brings it up briefly before dropping down before the final explosion into the finale. The extended Refugee is my favorite live version of the song (aside from the goofy and fun acoustic bridge school take) and I'm glad they filmed this version. Runnin' Down A Dream----Pretty high energy. I still think it's a song that was never really captured live as well as on album but I'd say these early tours when it was still fresh are the best live versions of it. Lonely Weekends----It's okay, not much to say about this. Built To Last----Very good. I enjoy watching Stan drum with those mallets, I think and just the whole bouncy, yet mellow mood of the song. Like a 50s rock lullaby. Makin' Some Noise-----Good! A fun riff, fun lyrics and high energy finale! Thoughts?
  13. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    I think Kings Highway isn't on this (sorry Two Gunslingers) to protect it from being removed; I could be wrong.
  14. Big Blue Sky

    Happy Birthday Mudcrutch

  15. martin03345

    1989 MTV News promo for Full Moon Fever

    That's it!
  16. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Happy Birthday Mudcrutch

    Happy Birthday!
  17. Hoodoo Man

    Happy Birthday Mudcrutch

    Happy birthday man!
  18. nurktwin

    Happy Birthday Mudcrutch

    Happy Birthday Ryan, have a great day!!!!!!
  19. nurktwin

    Rock N Roll Drive-In

    4/14/19 It's time for a laugh!!!!!!!!!!
  20. nurktwin

    LP of the Week II

    4/14/19 This weeks LP is "Last Night In Hamburg" by The Beatles.
  21. nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    4/14/19 Eddie Cochran This is the song Paul McCarney played for John Lennon the day they met and got him in The Quarrymen. https://www.beatlesbible.com/1957/07/06/john-lennon-meets-paul-mccartney/ (2 pages)
  22. nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    4/13/19 Eddie Cochran
  23. RedfordCowboy

    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    So I'm in the middle of reading the new 33 1/3 book on Southern Accents. It's good. Both Ben and Mike were interviewed for the book, and it's neat to hear their thoughts looking back on it. Of all of Tom's albums, why are we still drawn back to this one?...in equal part frustration and fascination. To me, it makes a ton of sense that of all his albums to analyze, that the author would've picked SA. It further breaks down the southern mystique, and discusses where Tom got it right and where Tom got it wrong. He talks at length about how Tom doubled down on the Confederate Battle Flag concept and imagery after the album came out...putting it T-shirts, stage backdrop, tour program, coat with flag lining, and wearing it on a trucker hat around this time in vidoes, etc. He comes away saying that it's a deeply flawed record..basically a failed attempt for a myriad of reasons (the band members agree they didn't achieve what they set out to do). Many of which we know and have discussed at length here. Drug problems. Self producing it. Home studio. Dave Stewart. Losing vision and concept. Recording frustrations on top of recording frustrations. Demo envy. Tom's broken hand. Tom hearing The Boys of Summer. Doh! What might be most fascinating is in essence the complete reinvention of Tom Petty, from the Gainesville Southerner of SA, to the California Dude of Full Moon Fever. Those album are night and day different in almost every way possible. Look at 1985 TP to 1989 TP....what happened!?? It does mention that they were looking at 26 tracks (!!!) for SA, and that when Iovine was finally called in, he pared it down to the 9 songs that we know. Going from 26 down to 9 is a huge jump! And of those 9, I would say a solid 4 are quite subpar. Not to mention it totally destroyed the idea of it being a double album. The whole thing comes out as a muddled mess. Ben says in the book, "it was the one that got away from us." The author states that the core 5 songs that faithfully make up the core of SA are Rebels, DCAHNM, Dogs on the Run, Southern Accents and Spike. I can agree with that. So I'll start there and build the perfect SA album. He mentioned that still fans (ahem...us) who are still to this day trying to piece this album together. To re-imagine it closer to Tom's original vision. To make it great again. Basically, we made it in the book. Which immediately made me think of this thread. And I had to come up with my updated track list....AGAIN. Side A: 1. Rebels 2. Spike 3. The Apartment Song (feat. Stevie Nicks) 4. Dogs on the Run 5. Casa Dega 6. Don't Come Around Here No More Side B: 1. Trailer 2. Image of Me 3. Big Boss Man 4. Cracking Up 5. Walking From the Fire 6. Southern Accents This feels closer to some sort of southern theme or idea. Supposedly, the album was to be based on the outlook and journey of a solo southerner (the character we discover in Rebels.) But is he mentioned or referenced anywhere else as the album unfolds? Maybe SA was never so much a southern "concept" album, as a southern "themed" album. An exploration of the American South. Maybe I can be done with my nagging restlessness to make this album work now....who knows, maybe not. * I would add Casa Dega since it feels like it fits the mysterious southern theme and landscape, and it's such a moody song. Every time I listen to it, I think of how powerfully it would be a home on SA. And they would've had this song in the vaults by this time. They could've easily looked back into their inventory to see if they had anything that would fit along the way. ** If someone wants to create an actual playlist of this, I'd love to hear it in this order. Yes, that's an invitation ***Also, who knows, if there were 26 songs around this time to work with, how many haven't we heard yet? Maybe the "Revisiting SA" package that Adria mentioned would be super cool...finally creating a fuller picture & depth to this album that has been hidden or lost all these years....
  24. nurktwin

    Rock N Roll Drive-In

    4/12/19 George & Ringo
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