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  1. 4 points
    mikemono

    Your Favorite TP&TH Cover Songs

    I've been combing through my bootlegs to pull out some rare covers that the band performed throughout the years. Am slowly posting these songs to YouTube; many of these were only performed once! Here are some, which have already been mentioned in this thread: The Left Banke's "Pretty Ballerina" 1981-10-02 [performed 2 other times: 1981-09-18 and 19] Shirley Ellis' "The Clapping Song" 2006-06-14 [only performance of the song] Gram Parsons' "I Can't Dance" 1983-06-10 [only performance of the song] Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone" 2000-10-28 [only performance of the song]
  2. 2 points
    Shelter

    Tom Petty: Long or Short Hair?

    Right. I use to send mine to the Bahamas for a few weeks every year. While it's away I really spoil myself with cozy evenings at home. If forced to go out, to buy some treats or to see the dentist, I'll normally wear a hat. Then, when it's back from it's trip, all rested and ataunt, we usually need a few days to get used to each other again, and people sometimes will turn around astonished to look at us as we fight our way down the street. Wait what are we taking about. Oh.. ok then.
  3. 2 points
    Google Alerts brought this up. http://americansongwriter.com/2018/11/new-edition-conversations-tom-petty-set-release/
  4. 2 points
    Shelter

    Dirty Knobs

    It is. Calling the shots over people within the scope of an enterprise of partnership is one thing. Calling the shots over them universally, is something else. Still there is plenty of shades of gray and borderline issues in the land of "intellectual property". Either way.. a tight situation, whether built on devotion or dependence, once it gets overly one-sided, tends to develop into what was once upon a time called serfdom. I'm not saying I know the details of their agreement, but MC strikes me as an extremely kind, generous and loyal man, buying the ticket, taking the ride. If he trusted Tom's instinct enough to put Tom's journey over his own, counting on certain a trickle down effects that he deemed quite satisfactory to him, it may have been the right thing to do, from many angles. After all, what he accomplished with Tom was way beyond anything him or anyone is likely to produce on their own. So, to limited his own personal creative freedom, probably was an ok price to pay. (For me, I don't see how and why it would be necessary or fair, for him having to make such choices, why he couldn't play his music on the side, once stuff was tried and/or disregarded by TP, spare time, between tours, sessions. It seems slightly paranoid, and a strange judgement of MC's good character, moreover - as if he ever was anything but TPATH first, anyway. But that's me. And it is what it is.) Either way, I really hope that Mike now cuts whatever he wants and release whatever sounds and songs he wants. Can't wait for TDK to expand, stretch out, fly! If only "The Fleetwood Macs" wouldn't have come to hire his hands... Oh, well.. (pun?) Hopefully they pay enough for him never having to do it again, once this tour is over. So, that he can focus on his own stuff, on TDK and some mean, fun side projects and guest appearances.
  5. 1 point
    Yopietro

    Maxwell House

    So after having read the wonderful article last month by Warren Zanes on Tom Petty and Maxwell House, I finally decided to actually go to the supermarket and get a tin. After having tried it this morning, I have one big question in my head. Could it be possible that Tom was pulling Zanes' leg with a good yarn that the fresh brewed coffee waiting in the studio every morning during the interviews was Maxwell House? And that instead it was indeed some premium fancy blend? Because I'm drinking Maxwell House now for the very first time and it's barely drinkable! So I'm left with 2 options: 1) The story is true, the coffee was Maxwell House, and Tom Petty just doesn't have great taste in coffee (impossible to believe)! 2) Tom was getting one over on Zanes and made up the entire Maxwell House story while the whole time, only premium artisanal coffee was served at the Petty residence. Which would make for an excellent joke. (And I know some might say it had nothing to do with the actual taste of the coffee and that the Maxwell House in the story became representative of something from Tom's youth. But the story starts out with Zanes complementing Tom on the delicious coffee he was served every morning. So it was about the taste too). What do y'all think?
  6. 1 point
    Big Blue Sky

    Tom Petty: Long or Short Hair?

    well, I have straight hair & it can easily go from looking drowned rat to fluffy bunny (and back again) in hours. Humidity, conditioner, hair-cut, whether I gave it a blow-dry, wore a hat, etc etc... If mine was anything like Mike's I'd "lock it up" too. (Hipster talk for putting it into dread-locks.) Anyway, with straight hair, whenever I have been unwell or stressed my hair looks terrible & falls out & breaks off & thins out but then as I recover, it also recovers. I think by any definition, Tom was suffering in the late 1990s & not at the peak of his health & well-being. If you think his hair wasn't 100% great / was thinning, it could easily have just been for those sort of reasons. I'm happy to believe that as he came back into the sunshine of life, so to speak, he could easily have bounced back & that would've been reflected in things like his hair & physical fitness. I understand that for some men it's a one-way street into baldness, but there are many other possible options too. Also, some people with lovely hair do this thing on holidays where they "rest" their hair ie just let it be for a change & not do anything much with it. This may also be true for singer-songwriters. If you're tempted to try this yourself, however, you need to be aware of what happens next. You'll get a phone call from a loving relative who saw a recent photo & asks if you're ill, eating properly & why are you letting yourself go? This may also be true for singer-songwriters once they have a break from touring, but with fans doing the asking, instead of relatives. Who knows? But, hey, whatever you wanna believe.
  7. 1 point
    chimera

    Tom Petty: Long or Short Hair?

    It looks perfect to you? Not to me! I mean, I love Mike and his natty dreads but his hair is a never-ending source of amusement to me.
  8. 1 point
    nurktwin

    John Lennon guitar collection

    Lennon's guitars 1957 - 1980. I'm sure there are more, here are a few.
  9. 1 point
    Big Blue Sky

    Tom Petty: Long or Short Hair?

    Oh, that makes sense!!! In same line of thinking, I'm guessing Benmont got contacts or eye surgery from 1976 onwards. Some things are just a given for people needing to look sharp up on stage... Read an article about how much pressure there is on opera singers, of all people, to be glamorous. And then scrolled through images. And yeah, they are all like that now, though there's more variation in presentation the further back you go in history. Apparently they need to be awesomely musical, obviously, to get in but once they're in they must also remember they work in show biz. (Thankfully I'm in a more casual attire profession )
  10. 1 point
    chimera

    Tom Petty: Long or Short Hair?

    Mike told Alice (Benmont's wife) that he grew his hair out and started wearing it in dreads because he was just tired of dealing with it. If he had extensions or a hairpiece then you wouldn't be able to tell how much it's receded on top over the years, which you totally can when he takes off his hat. Tom, on the other hand, might have had extensions at one time or another, and that's totally okay if he did, IMO.
  11. 1 point
    Lost and Found was the name of my husbands Second-hand-Record-Shop....namend after the song of the Kinks..... (I miss my husband so much....it´s 10 years since he pased....🤧)
  12. 1 point
    Marion

    Dirty Knobs

    I always thought it was a load of crap that Mike couldn’t release his own music. It is the one thing that ever disappointed me about Tom. Ever! I could understand why he would object to Ron and Steve being in the band but when Mike got his own musicians, all bets were off. The Dirty Knobs are a great band with great songs and Mike deserved a chance to put his music out there. Jason, Matt and Lance deserved it too. In my opinion, Tom should have supported his friend. I will never understand why he didn’t. Mike handled it well but it was hurtful. 💔 I am so looking forward to the album!
  13. 1 point
    chimera

    California fires

    Absolutely terrible, those poor people.
  14. 1 point
    Here’s my favourite TP covers Little Bit O Soul Stories We Could Tell So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star Route 66 I Still Miss Someone Lonely Weekends
  15. 1 point
    Shelter

    Your Favorite TP&TH Cover Songs

    ^ Awesome! Thank you! It's just spine chilling to me hearing young Howie on that Parson's tune. So beautiful! And quite rare too, to hear his contributions this clearly. Always favorite moments with me.
  16. 1 point
    chimera

    Dirty Knobs

    There's a story that, just as Tom told Mike that his solo work was too close to the Heartbreakers sound and therefore he had to insist that Mike not release it any form, he also objected to Ron and Steve's participation in DK because it was a little too close to being a full-on Sidebreakers kind of thing. The former is true but as far as the latter, I'm not certain. It's just the story I've heard/read a few times over the years from various sources. So it's nice there is some evidence of the original lineup, at least. The thing about Blue Stingrays is that the album was released as a fictional enterprise - the "truth" about the band only came out later, and since it's surf music it's completely stylistically different. Plus they never publicly performed under that moniker; so Tom couldn't have an objection to a band which didn't actually exist.
  17. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    11/11/18 Florida Gators fans
  18. 1 point
    Big Blue Sky

    new ELO tour

    sounds like a good a list of reasons to go! If you do, hope you have a great time!
  19. 1 point
    chimera

    new ELO tour

    I'm hoping I can go see this them this time around (I wasn't able to go earlier in the year) since they're playing somewhat closer to me this time. Plus I have a hopeless crush on the bass player Lee Pomeroy (who is actually a really great prog-rock musician but this is his day job).
  20. 1 point
    Yeah, interesting one, that. Been up for debate before, but I'm not sure exactly when or where. Let's just say I know at least one Farmer who may dive right in here, any day now, as if this thread was gold and every word candy. He's a Farmer in love (but it's not me), to paraphrase. And it really isn't me! I don't understand this song. That is, I understand it, but not in the context of TPATH. Further more, I don't like it. I'm not sure about that word "experimental", though, to me that seem to implicate other, braver and more substantially extensive connotations. I don't know. To me IANTM is actually very generic and bland, in it's own way, in it's own universe (wherever that may be at). And that is even part of the problem. Different is good sometimes, experimental is interesting. But the only thing that makes this song experimental to me, is how bad it fits the band. The song is just a very different and very out of character type of music. To me it's strange how IANTM (and other stuff Dave Stewart co-wrote or influenced) found its way onto SA, in the light of what we know about Tom's original ideas about the concept, and what we know about some of the songs that were left out. This is rather horrible music to me. No, I don't find it good at all, but I do find it a bit amusing and interesting. And what is REALLY interesting about it - cept for being interesting in a freak kind of way - is the lyrics of course. That's where it's at. (@chimera) Good call about Jammin Me! How true, how poignant. Those are very similar in approach and structure. With JM, though.. enters Bob. Which bring me to the certain type of tounge-in-cheek satire type undertone, the joyful, lighthearted-yet-thoughtful qualities of some of his stuff and... on to.. The Travling Wilburys. (If you want to call any of that parody, be my guest. I wouldn't know parody myself, if they melted some in the microwave and poured it all over me.) I guess, what I try to say here is that IANTM and JM is both semi-similar in approach and despite very different music mindset, they both lyrically could've been Traveling Wilburys songs, as I hear them. It's that certain type of structure and.. shall we say.. social commentary meets good fun (is that parody? satire?) What's interesting is that Tom didn't come up with any of those songs by himself, either. He wasn't in an isolated song writing environment with the lyrics either, seemingly. Now I know Dave was not in the Wilburys (although at times he probably could pass for Jeff, in the eyes of infidels. I mean, he could disquise himself, if needed..), but as a transitional progession perspective, from 85 to 88 or thereabout, perhaps there is a certain side of Tom's unmistakingly personal dry wit and humor that was pulled in certain directions from these specific collaborations and IANTM is merely an early example of an "dimension" what was again revisited with JM and then flourished in more general terms in the atmosphere of TW and Vol. 3. The main difference, of course, is that the undertone of IANTM (and even JM, to some extent) is rather dark and depressive (at least to me), it's the type of "heavy" that the Wilburys didn't do too much of, really. But still.. to me there seem to be some connection here. It's more of a hunch than a thesis though, mind you. So, now, where does this leave us? I have no idea! Where's the door? Help! (Besides, what do I know about parody, anyway? To me today's White House seem like a shockingly accurate parody of 1800s worldviews, despotic ignorance and egotistical childish tantrums, still there seem to be half a country out there who seem to think it's the real deal and all for the better. So, I guess.. I never can tell when something is a joke, a dark trip or just everyday life on planet earth. Ask someone else. Thank you.)
  21. 1 point
    And then what would Tom say? Are you guys like creating a play? How fun 😀
  22. 1 point
    MaryJane0612

    A big question

    Couldn't agree more. It's about time we realised that musicians and songwriters - no matter how famous and rich they are - are human beings, not demi-Gods who are entitled to have their feet kissed at every turn and no one can be seen to be criticising or commenting on any aspect of their lives when they are clearly flawed, damaged and even plain nasty characters (even if their work is good). Not knowing him at all, but having read about him so far I would not believe that of TP, but he was rather cavalier with his health, let's face it, but probably a nice guy and kind with it. So the nasty label probably doesn't apply. But none of us really knew him unless you actually had face to face dealings with him. Fans from the audience are always kidding themselves if they assume they 'know' someone they've never met. Bob Dylan was bang on with that one when he said that of fans: why should I want to meet them in person when they don't really know me. Isn't that true of any musician? I suspect there are always a few fans, on her and other fanzine forums, that would have swooned at the prospect of touching the hem of TP's trousers though in a rather sickly display of sycophancy. Frankly, I am not of that kind - not with any personality or anyone whether they are in the public eye or not.
  23. 1 point
    BTdude

    Tom Petty "The Woods"

    A SiriusXM Exclusive: Tom Petty "The Woods" debuts Tuesday, September 20 at 1pm ET / 10am PT on Tom Petty Radio / Channel 31
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    Marion

    Tom Petty "The Woods"

    Never worry about voicing your opinions! Unless you get nasty about it, I won't object. But I am the one and only ridiculous fan and I think there are maybe only 3 songs I don't care for in their entire catalog! I love it all! But I really do love Jack. It's different and it is one of my favorites on the album.
  25. 1 point
    High Grass Dog

    Tom Petty "The Woods"

    Heard the premiere today by running down to my car in the parking lot at noon. Cool song. Tom said it was started during the Highway Companion sessions, but never developed and finished until recently. Josh Jove on guitar. Steve Ferrone on drums. Toms plays most everything else. Has a nice breezy rhythm, catchy chorus and some harmonica licks. Looking forward to hearing it again!
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