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    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    I don't think this has been posted in this thread before but some old dude named "Lucky Wilbury" covered Learning to fly. Kind of reminds me of Bob Dylan who Tom and the boys played with for a little while in the 80s " Lucky Wilbury performs Learning to Fly in honor of bandmate Charlie T. Wilbury Jr. in Denver CO on Oct 21, 2017 which is one day after CTW Jr's birthday. " 😎💘🎩
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    Yes. It's interesting, in hindsight. Like I've said elsewhere when this was discussed, at the time Grohl felt like the perfect man for the job in some way, given his attack and at least somewhat Stan like temper and approach. A man worthy the task. At the same time it felt too late. See, already in the aftermath of the Lynne era, there was this certain feeling that Tom was really looking for something else, something new. Both in his rhythm section and his line of songs, him/them entering a new phase, at least in terms of said drums. As discussed, this may be overly obvious seen from the vista of here and now, but already then, I remember, it seemed Tom's experience with Lynne, or just his general outlook, where he was in life had turned him suddenly (well..) more favorable towards a time keeping boom-smack-boom-smack sonic ideal.* Some of us did probably wonder, at least slightly, how the magical sound of ITGWO album really left any room for Stan's personal magic and what that meant for the future. All in all of course, back then, at least to me, most things seemed to suggest that Stan leaving the band really was musical rather than personal, when in fact it probably was both.** The release of YDKHIF then, from the first smack, really seemed to close the case. Given that background, it was obviously as puzzling as it was exciting to tune in for SNL and find no other than Dave Grohl behind the kit, reading that at least for a short moment he was considered for the job. "What?! Man, didn't they just spend the better part of a decade slowly working themselves out of that line of aeastitics anyway..??" Well, some of us simply thought that TP had decided on a new path with his rhytm section, production style.. Cutting Stan some slack even, in a way, since then it was not personal anyway.. (relief to some of us, not yet familiar with Stan's frosty relationship with Mike and all that..) And then, there at SNL, for a short moment it seemed like they were not about to abandon the "wild child", integral drumming after all... Very confusing that was. Of course in hindsight, with Bisquera sitting in also and Steve fairly soon finding his place and the years passing.. it seems obvious that whatever change in sonic/drums preferenses that hit TP around the time for his TW/JL experience, was to become more or less the "new deal". Dave would not have made it, stylistically, any further (or happier?) than Stan would've, for the better parts of what was to come (all the way up to Hypnotic Eye, where again a slight door seems to open..). For a moment there, excited as I was for the energy of it all, given the feeling at the time, it almost felt like a slap in Stan's face. I mean, just moments after he let go, after some 6 years of haning on despite next to nothing new to do or to work with, the guys go on national television, cranking it up and signaling they were still lean and mean positively rocking with the drums as a fellow instrument. I remember feeling very odd at the time. Again, hindsight does make everything easier. ----- * The drums as more of a steady hanger than an integral piece of apparel in it's own right, to paraphrase myself. A sturdy fixed skeleton on which to hang the ensambles on, rather than a working with an outfit that kept itself in suitable swagger. Geeze.. the methaphors of it all... **If anything, maybe Stan gradually gravitating away from TPATH orbit - on a personal level, what with his relation to Tom and Mike and what have you - may actually have helped strengthening and specify what may be viewed as Tom's new approach to the drums. On the other hand, Tom doing what he did with Jeff, working with that newfound inspiration and method, that style, if you like, at the same time excluding Stan, may again turn the instigating momentum over on Tom anyway... So it certainly feels fair to say that the split happened for both musical and personal reasons and from both sides to a degree. No surprises there.
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    have to give that one another listen. He is such a good speaker / interview subject... seems like one of the nicest people out there and quite humble.
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    Regarding the Benmont Tench WBEZ 90 minute interview on Page 1 of this thread. Great interview, and for those especially interested in the formation of the Heartbreakers (which Benmont says they considered naming "The Drunks"). That part of the interview starts around the 21 minute point and runs for 3+ minutes (i.e. how Benmont and Stan put the band together).
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    Oh and while I'm at it.. (or a loong week later..) This is dynamite. At least in parts. This is ROCK history, people.. Bob on fire. TPATH as well. It's also fairly new photage to surface, as far as I know. At least I don't think I've seen it previously. Dynamite, I tell you.. What's it called? "Howie's birthday bash"? ("He's gonna choose the key himself.. since it's his birthday..") or.. "Smoke em if you got em"? Either way, it's some priceless stuff I tell you. I never get tired of watching this kinda stuff. Or like Bob says.. "I should've been to bed hours ago!" Or like he also says.. "Sometimes rich people get all the front seats.. and they don't care what they see..."
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    nurktwin

    Paul in Brooklyn, NY

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    No it was not Sgt Pepper telling the band to play. Tom played SNL with the Heartbreakers and Dave Grohl on Drums. So I guess its been that long since Stan punched the clock for the last rhythmic time... https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/tom-petty-dave-grohl-snl-video/?fbclid=IwAR3uh_SIDIkO_JDRHLjS5GhGI-GfshvpWNi0h_4s_hKY1NjFLAUyEzRP-Qs Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Play SNL With Dave Grohl, On This Day In ’94 [Video] Andrew O'Brien | Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 In the wake of Tom Petty‘s sudden passing in 2017—which came immediately following an extended celebratory 40th-anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers—we dug back through our favorite gems from the larger-than-life rocker’s prolific career. Any fan knows that such a dive into the work of Tom Petty was bound to turn up uncountable gems, from this effortlessly cool TV interview to the unlikely origins of “Free Fallin'”. That brings us to today’s selection from the archives of Petty greatness: On this date in 1994, Petty & the Heartbreakers performed on Saturday Night Live, delivering renditions of “Honey Bee” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels”. Bob Dylan Honors Fallen Friend Tom Petty With “Learning To Fly” Cover In CO [Watch] For this performance, the band had recruited a special addition: drummer Dave Grohl, who was recently out of work after the death of his Nirvana bandmate, Kurt Cobain, in April of that year. Grohl joined Petty and company for a brief period in 1994. Tom even allegedly offered the young musician a permanent spot in the band, which he turned down (with some difficulty) to start his own new band: Foo Fighters. As Grohl told documentarian Peter Bogdanovich about those days, “I can’t think of any band that sounds like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers…He’s just a badass.” Below, you can watch a video of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (& Dave Grohl) performance on Saturday Night Live in 1994: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with Dave Grohl) – “You Don’t Know How It Feels” [Video: fffgfg fgfgfgfg] Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with Dave Grohl) – “Honey Bee” + Interviews [Video: drcturkleton] This 1977 Interview Proves That Tom Petty Was Coolness Personified [Watch] Since Petty’s death, we’ve relived everything from the stories behind his biggest hits, to his performance on one of the entertainment industry’s biggest stages as a Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner, and beyond. With each new story you hear, or old recording you revisit, Tom’s greatness is emphasized again and again. We lost a truly special talent when Petty passed on October 2nd, 2017. Rest east, Tom… [Originally published 11/19/17]
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    nurktwin

    The holidays

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    nurktwin

    The holidays

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    Said in that interview how when he was listening to original Mudcrutch tapes TP kept, Randall felt he had a tendency to "overplay" in his younger days. One moment while I rustle up his actual quote. 😉
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    Bathroom Jams - in all their glory. Volume 80 (uh oh, Mike breaks the fourth wall!) and then # 81 from Los Vegas.
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    To my ears the original Trailer B-side (of Don't Come Around Here No More) eventually issued on "Playback" sounds much better than the Mudcrutch 2 version. It's not even close. Though it's not the drummers that make the difference on that song. In terms of drumming, in his first stint as the Mudcrutch drummer (pre-TPATH), Randall Marsh's drumming was creative and interesting - but to me seemed at odds with the song being played. When Mudcrutch reunited several decades later, Marsh had deliberately become a much more "basic" drummer (presumably at TP's request). Frankly I liked Randall's earlier, more creative drumming more. It might have been somewhat at odds with the song, but overall I don't find Mudcrutch songs particularly interesting, so Randall's early drumming at least gave us a reason to listen. Sorry if that's harsh and sounds strange coming from a die-hard TPATH fan, but that's how I view the whole Mudcrutch v. TPATH thing.
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    Hoodoo Man

    Twenty five years ago today 11/19/94

    I enjoy music greatly and the Petty Shed is one of my favorites to visit. I enjoy Stan and the New Guy in equal measure. I can't see hear a significant difference in style between them. Steve seems possibly a more powerful drummer as he is more stout in the chest. But I can't hear a major style difference in playing for the two even when listening to the same song... maybe if I listen to a live recording of American Girl I would pick something up but I doubt it.... I love Buddy Guy and can hear Stevie Ray borrowing from his sound and as a deceitful, but Albert King and Buddy sound very similar to me in their playing style (voice is a differnt matter.) Sure BB has a different sound as does Clapton and I can tell those kind of things apart. Back to TPHB; I can hear Howie's beautiful harmonies but pull him out of the band and stylistically its an amalgamation if Scott T is there or not or Ron is back in the fold as far as live productions go. I guess I'm too much a fanboy to discern say a 97 Fillmore show from a later day Fonda Theater (OK I have not direct compared the two but you get the gist...) PS its a high compliment. or at least intended as such. PPS I can tell Mudcrutch from Heartbreakers although there are a few Mudcrutch songs that belonged on Petty albums imho- can't say which off the top but I suppose the two versions of Trailer seem close despite different drummers and Bass players etc.
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    Silver Spurs

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    He's released this again on his new album, Ricochet.
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    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    I thought this was pretty good. Saw this a month ago and although I don't see the detail here this is obviously Carrie Fishers Daughter and I think this was posted for Carries B-day and was one of her favorite songs. Seeing this thread bumped reminded me of this video which Id saved for later in FB. Hope you like it! Jeff
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    nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    11/17/19 The Monkees
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    ... Volume 73 to 75 in Quebec City, Toronto & Philadelphia...
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    I'll add the Randall Marsh 2009 interview here, per Big Blue Sky's thought: http://www.furious.com/perfect/mudcrutch.html Some things I particularly liked about the interview: - Randall says when he first heard Mudcrutch in the early 70's, what stood out to him was the great bass playing (which was TP of course). - Randall says that TP was such a naturally funny guy, he could have been a comedian if he wasn't a musician. - Mike and Randall were in a band prior to Mudcrutch - Some insight into Mike as a young guitar player - A description of "Mudcrutch Farm"
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    nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    11/13/19 Eric Clapton
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    nurktwin

    The holidays

    ^ Well watch your ads, spring fashions will be here before Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    nurktwin

    The holidays

    I put my lights outside early so I don't have to do it when it gets cold!! I bought a new tree this year, so when I got home and opened it to make sure all was right, I just put it up early.
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    Do yourself a favor and listen to more John Prine. The modern day Mark Twain
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    From Paul Zollo's FB page.
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    Ok, I'm a big fan of Echo. I rate it as the best TPATHB album. I would also rate it the most true and genuine Heartbreakers record in terms of transmiting a human mood at the time of recording onto record without 'music industry hype' or marketing buzz dilution filters that are so ever increasingly harder to transcend. I think it is also a very brave record, maybe not a full exposure of Tom's emotions at the time in terms of divorce issues and trying to make sense of a new reality, but all the same rooted in a genuine human place. There is a rare honesty and believability in this album. Dirt under the finger nails, sleepless nights, quiet private moments of contemplation about what it's all about. Real human feelings. You can't program and create these emotions in the studio, luckily Rick Rubin was there and able to just record them and recognise what was happening naturally and organically. a rare skill in and of itself for any producer to be able to recognise what is happening naturally without artificial interferance. I love this album, I don't see it as a depressing album as some would label it as, hey even the band itself are wrong in rating it as that by all accounts. The honesty transcends into a bigger picture for those who refuse to surrender heart and soul. Genuine human honesty transcends labels and categorisation. Anyway, I may be in an army of one on this, but are there any other Echo disciples out there? My most treasured studio album!
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    I love "Counting on You," as Tom seemed to also, wanting it to be a single (but then, he never played it live, did he?) Funny you mention Roy, because it's a pretty magical moment I reckon when Tom hits the "Yoooou" when singing the chorus that last time.
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    One of their best records. 01) One Story Town----I really like this song. Again, a nice blending of their instruments, a sharp beat and catchy chorus. I like the play on words in the title. Very good bridge, too. On a side note, I hear some similarities between this and Kings HIghway at the very start. 02) You Got Lucky----The only reason I don't listen to this more frequently is as with much of the other Greatest Hits, I've heard it often. However, it's still a very good song. Very tasteful drumming by Stan. Usually I feel Mike gets the tasteful compliment but the way Stan handles the beat is pretty good. It's interesting how you can interpret the lyrics, as sincere or sarcastic or from a delusion heartbroken, jilted guy. A really good shift from the verses to the chorus, it's really good. This song has a bit of a somber attitude to it without bogging down. And still different from their other songs and hits. 03) Deliver Me---Another underrated classic song. Wow, this is a good TPATH record. It's a bit faster than midtempo but not an all out rocker, occupying it's own interesting tempo between the two. What a bridge! Nice playing by Benmont on the outro, too. 04) Change of Heart---like I Won't Back Down, the title pretty much sums it up. It's a good song, again in much the same space as Deliver Me. I 05) Finding Out----One of their best rock songs. Some really good lines, a great tempo, it chugs ahead, the lyrics leading to a powerful chorus. And one of his best bridges. I guess TPATH do have a lot of really good bridges or "middle eights" as they refer to them, but this is one of the best, the way the melody shifts, the lyrics grow even more positive before returning. One of their best and most neglected classic tunes. 06) We Stand A Chance----Again, I feel like they have this classic Heartbreakers sound and it's throughout this whole album. It's this ramshackle, garage band like sound with atitude, sharp guitars, snappy drums and that sweet organ/piano. Another good bridge, it's really good. Nice handclaps! 07) Straight into Darkness-----Interesting that this follows We Stand a Chance. Another really really good song. A surprise this didn't become a hit. Musically it's great, the lyrics are good. The brief instrumental passage before the last verse is very good, there's a lot of space there, leading into that great optimistic last verse. "...the strong carry on!" 08) The Same Old You---Another song full of attitude. Man, this is an aggressive album. It goes right from the verse to that great chorus. Those guitars are razor sharp. This is another good song. I can understand why Tom didn't feel like they were progressing, but in this case, it's fine, they're doing what they naturally do, with more experience. This and Damn the Torpedoes sound like the band really pulling together. It still sounds like the 70s here but not in a bad way. 09) Between Two Worlds----it kinda sounds like where maybe Tom's mind was, wanting to push into new territory for the band while having them want a more rocking record. He certainly delivered on the latter. But the drive to push forward would lead to Southern Accents. The music before the solo is quite inspired, the song almost sounding like classical jazz or something before Mike's brief guitar part begins. Nicely done! 10) A Wasted Life----after all the romantic tension of the record, it ends on a sweet sentiment. Which is good, after all the passion, it's good to send the listener on his way with a good cool down and a nice thought. The music eases up, it's like a cool glass of juice after a plate full of spicy dish laced with habaneros. The song offers friendship, love, support, as if the same man who's been through so many romantic ups-and-downs and gained wisdom, he now shares, wisdom and love. What's so good about this album, is the band went back to a more rocking approach after Hard Promises without being derivative. It doesn't sound like the sequel to Damn the Torpedoes though it does sound like a good progression. This seems like a concept album in its own way, the record spending its time in reaction to hearbreak (no pun intended!). being braggadocious in its loss, dealing with it, being the one to let go, drowning in its wake, learning from it and transcending. All with short poppy, catchy rock songs while still perfecting their sound that dominates up until Full Moon Fever. cheers
  28. 1 point
    Fault Lines. Maybe go to the site, give them some views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLi6baRzgVc
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    Big Blue Sky

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    Oh, go to fineartamerica.com #1&2 = duvet cover. #3 = pillow case #4 = shower curtain
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    Dan

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

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    Ben

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    "Southern Accents" – Charles Kelley featuring Stevie Nicks (apologies if this is a duplicate): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx9hUB7S2xs
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    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    I recently heard about Def Leppard covering American Girl.. wish the audio was a little cleaner, not a bad effort overall though...
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    Well you know, we all have our preferences and prejudices... Primarily it's because I came to this band in 1977 so the first twenty years will always mean more to me, emotionally and aesthetically. I appreciate some of the second half (like I really enjoy Mojo), and I completely understand why Tom's vision for the band and his artistic output had to change and evolve, but some of it doesn't appeal to me at all. That's why I tend to stay out of latter-day discussions. I have some blasphemous opinions, I think, and it's not like they really matter. Everyone likes what they like.
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    TwoGunslingers

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    OK, so this is a little embarassing, because A I started this thread and B we've already had some great versions of Mary Jane, but what the heck. Here's our "version". We hadn't done it in a long time, but March was our first concert since Tom passed away, so I just had to do it. Oh, and our name is not KiSH, as one might assume, but Giftwood. Enjoy! ;-)
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    Shelter

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    a few rather unusual choices here, but all the better and really great efforts! and there are some more cool ones with these guys, check it out!
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    There are a few songs on this album I absolutely love... The others I could take or leave. I do like darker, more morose music. I often feel it is more heartfelt and cold, in a way. I feel like "Blue Sunday" would have fit on this album well, rather than The Last DJ. "Room at the Top" – 5:00 (specifically live version) "Counting on You" – 4:05 "Free Girl Now" – 3:30 "Lonesome Sundown" – 4:32 "Swingin'" – 5:30 "Accused of Love" – 2:45 "Echo" – 6:36 "Won't Last Long" – 4:22 "Billy the Kid" – 4:08 (specifically live version) "I Don't Wanna Fight" (Mike Campbell) – 2:47 "This One's for Me" – 2:42 "No More" – 3:15 "About to Give Out" – 3:12 "Rhino Skin" – 3:57 "One More Day, One More Night" – 5:37
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    Is it just me or did something happen to the sound of Echo? Or rather.. it strikes me that certain parts of the album sounds upgraded somehow. Did some remaster/remix take place, that no one told me about? Haven´t listened in depth on the album for a few years, but I have lately (in part thanks to the bump of this thread, thank you) and I noticed in close-up experience (headphones, sure, but even out loud.. and even on streaming services (what??).. should add I don´t or never did own this album on vinyl) how parts of the album sound decidedly better and less compressed or "sour", to me, than used to. It doesn´t quite seem to be general over the length of the album, as I hear it, but parts seem "closer" (for example: opening sections Lonesome Sundown) other parts just "cleaner" and/or "higher in the mix" (the high harmony backing vocals on "Look deep..." section of Room at The Top is positively chilling and terribly awesome - and oh, too short. These are much more obvious than I ever heard them before, and quite possibly they are now among the most awesome sound I´ve ever heard- Yes, I am knock out by this!) Is any of this real, or am I just imagining this? It is simply not possible that I missed that sonic miracle that are those latter mentioned high harmonies for all these years? (Is that Howie? Tell me it is Howie!)
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    I've been looping Echo in my car, to and from work. I've always loved this record.
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    Shelter

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    and this.. a great take of a song that is hard to really.. "capture"..
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    the title track to this album can just crush me at times. Especially toward the end with the lines: Well you just got tired You just gave in You took it hard Then you just quit You let me down You dropped the ball You fell on your face most of all... this song and Crawling Back to you are my kryptonite.
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    ZOLLO: I’ve heard you don’t like to talk about the Echo album, because it was such a dark period for you. But that’s a great album. It really holds up. PETTY: You know, that was my position for a long time. I didn’t listen to Echo. That was one of the worst periods of my life. When I made that record. I was going through a divorce, and really life had just gone to hell. [Laughter] I was having a really hard time. Living alone. Rick Rubin [the producer] swears I wasn’t there on that record. Yeah. So that’s the best Tom Petty record that Tom Petty wasn’t at. [Laughter] I didn’t play it for many years, and then we were driving into town one day, and it came on in the car, because Dana had been playing it, and I started to turn it off, and she said, “No, listen to this.” And I did, I listened to it, and I really enjoyed it. It was so much fun, because I had no idea what was coming next. It was one of those records during which I had shut down so much, that I didn’t even remember some of the songs. They came on and I said, “What’s this?” I’ve never done that before. [Laughs] But then again, there’s other things like that. Rick Rubin came by the other day and gave me this boxed set of Johnny Cash. And there’s a duet on there of me and Cash singing a Merle Haggard song called “The Running Kind.” And it was a really good take, and I have no memory, at all, of us doing that. I can’t remember it. I guess so much happened in that period, that I don’t remember doing it. [Laughs] That’s a nice surprise when you hear things like that. But we did so much recording between Wildflowers and the end of Echo. There was a lot of recording done, with different projects like the Johnny Cash stuff. I still think that’s the best Heartbreakers record. Johnny Cash Unchained. It’s the best playing we ever did. I love that record. And I’m so proud that we did it, and did it so well. FULL INTERVIEW: http://thepettyarchives.com/?page_id=9986
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    Echo has always been an extra special album to me personally. It's because of that tender, raw honesty. I equate to something's like Lennon's album Plastic Ono Band. Just something you can curl up with, experience whatever your feeling and recognize someone else has been there too. Even more so, someones that can express these emotions in rub you to the bone sonic experiences... Words seem cheap to me when it comes to deep emotional waves. But TPATH got it so right with sound on this one in regard to making those emotions translate outside one's own headspace.
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    This definitely would've been pretty awesome. I definitely think he might have started incorporating some more of the faster-paced Echo songs into his setlist if he kept touring. In recent years he'd had somewhat good things to say about Echo; first Tom said his wife made him listen to the album on a road trip, and in one of the recent interviews that came out (think it was the Rolling Stone one), unprompted, he mentioned a fan encounter with a girl who told him it helped her through a difficult time. You could feel him softening up a bit lately. I don't think he'd ever have played Room at the Top live again considering he called it the most depressing song ever, but then again I was surprised to read in this thread that he EVER brought out the title track at a live show. The actual song "Echo" is LITERALLY the saddest song in his catalog (though I love it). I can't imagine what made him think that would work in a concert setting, yet I somewhat wish I was there to experience it? Anyway, this album is incredible. I do think some of the fat could've been trimmed (didn't need to be so many songs), but I like pretty much every track. As a cohesive album I like it as much as anything in between DTT and FMF, even Hard Promises.
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    I'm always pleased to hear that there are a few more Echo disciples out there. Thanks for sharing that experience nornandi, very cool. Good to know that I'm not a single voice in the wilderness in appreciating the genius in this album of Truth. In the fullness of time I firmly believe that Echo will be considered one of the best if not the best Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album. It has been neglected live by the band down the years for many valid human emotion reasons on many levels, (with a few live performance notable exceptions that I always felt were difficult for the band, but they did them) but the best consequence of the publication of Zane's biography on Tom seems to me to be Tom healing and coming to terms with the circumstances around that time and the release of the songs on Echo to fly under the power of their own wings from here on! Here's hoping!
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    Stopped into one of my fave spots for lunch today and they were playing ECHO on the stereo. Normally I eat and dash but not today! I found out my waiter was the one playing it so I left him an extra tip and told him why! He said it was his favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers record so I asked him why. He told me that the songs just resonated with him and that he felt he was hearing the real Tom on this record more than any other and it just felt like truth to him. Pretty good answer.
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    This album resonates deeply within me "One More Night, One More Day" "Echo" "Lonesome Sundown" are serious songs, masterful songs. It is like Dylan's Blood on The Tracks. The music is has an emotional resonance, a Mid Western feel and brilliant guitar playing and tones from Mike especially. TPATHB must have the best mid tempo songs, its not an easy art pulling of so many great songs in mid tempo. Now we know Tom was in the throws of heroin use during this time and had not long gone through his divorce, then there is the Howie situtation on top of that. There is also defiance and fighting back "Swingin" "Free Girl Now" "Counting On You" "Billy the Kid" and beautiful pop/rock "Accused of Love" "This One's for Me" Tom's phrasing was as good as ever, especially on that title track!
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    I was listening to a show from 99 and realized the live version of Free Girl Now sounds like it could've fit on Damn the Torpedoes, it has more of that 'old school' Heartbreakers feel to it.
  49. 1 point
    All I know is that it is the one album in my collection that has not been taken off of my CD player in the last 6 years. Always in the rotation.
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    Thanks to the original poster for this topic! I had to dig up my password just to comment on this absolute masterpiece of an album. If I could make just one request of TP&tHB— ... it would to play the title track live. Drop in about the 4 minute mark ... Can you imagine what Mike could do with this live?!?!?! The GREATEST TP song ever -- how has this not been played live? C'mon guys ... Just once ... Please ...
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