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    Hoodoo Man

    Mojo outtake Help Me

    Here you go. Enjoy! Help Me.mp3
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    My Traveling Wilbury Guitar

    This is the TW500 model. This and the TW600 were top of the Wilbury line, the only difference was the 600 had a tremolo arm. George Harrison used a TW500 in the video for "Handle With Care" The Wilbury line of guitars were commissioned by George Harrison by calling Fred Gretsch III, I met Fred in Kansas City and we talked about it and then took pictures and he even signed a Gretsch Silver Falcon for my brother. Fred did a day long event with presentations and films about Gretsch guitars and even introduced a limited edition all white model made only for this store he was appearing at called "The Funky Monkey". Only 30 of the limited edition were made for that store only. He explained to me that George called him and explained what he wanted for his new band, so he made the guitars for him. He said to hang on to them because there weren't many made. Models were the TW100, TW200, TW300, TW400, TW500 & TW600. The cheapest TW100's were on sale for $79.99 at Montgomery Wards or even Sears. I ran into a guy from the Carolina's that found pallets of them in the basement of a warehouse he just bought. The guitars were brand new still sealed in cases of 6. So I had to buy the case of 6 for $1200. Glad I did now! Here are a few pix of the 1 I kept after selling the other 5.
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    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    Steve Ferrone & Friends bring a jazz lounge type flavor to Joe & Angel Dream 😀
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    New RIC ordered

    Ordered a new Fireglo Rickenbacker 350V63 Liverpool 6 string guitar this morning from Sweetwater. I hope it doesn't take years for RIC to make it and ship it. They are available for pre order in Fireglo & Jetglo. Here's mine.........
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    I'm going to wait for the interest level to go up before I make a withdrawal. The above won't play in the United State of America. Let's see if this works and if it's the same footage as above. ciao https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05hyt6z
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    Big Blue Sky

    Bennomnt on IG

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    here you go. Its a 2gb flac folder. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m-QGYE5hrspBeT7xBCkIOkazm4uIND3X/view?usp=sharing
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    I’m arriving a little late to this party, but alas… Boy, this covers vs. originals debate seems pretty intense…tread carefully. I may be stating the the obvious here, but I think the reason TPATH played so many covers is because they LOVED playing covers. They LOVED all those songs. Tom and the band were faithful, lifelong students & historians of Rock and Roll. They knew it deeper, wider, over, under, sideways, down. Shelter mentioned DNA, and playing covers was simply a part of their DNA. It started early. They didn’t just play covers in 1977, but also in 2017 – in fact, they played covers throughout their entire 40 years of touring. TPATH played covers more than most, if not all of their contemporaries. Why? They were fans. Do you remember the music that blew your mind when you were a teenager (maybe it was TPATH!), experiencing it for the first time? Remember that jolt of freedom, escape, possibility, rebellion, hope, joy, confidence, discovery, revelation that it gave you? The same thing happened to Tom in the 60’s. And he never forgot it. It stayed with him for the rest of his life, probably leading him down further roads, discovering new artists, going deeper, doing backwards, tracing it to the roots of it all. It was a natural progression, a lifeblood, an ongoing love affair. In the same way that I’m a fan of Tom Petty, Tom Petty is/was a fan of the Byrds. I put my pants on the same way he does. The only difference is that Tom can play & perform music at a masterful level and makes gold records, and I can’t. Thus he showed his love of these formative artists by playing covers in concert. If I had any music talent whatsoever and were in a band, I would play a TP song. Makes sense to me. It’s Good To Be King would be nice. On piano, just to you know, mix it up. Let’s look into some backup evidence, shall we? 1. The Live Anthology Here we go. Exhibit A. Tom said something to the effect of this box set being an “accurate representation of the band.” The authentic, real deal document of one of the greatest American Rock and Roll bands ever. Of the 61 songs on this collection, 17 of them are covers. I counted last night. That’s more than 25%, and almost a third. That’s a lot! Then look at Pack Up the Plantation as well, the bands first live release. 16 songs, 5 of which are covers. Again, a third! This is obviously a thing. 2. Residencies During those brief, flat out awesome times when the band played residency shows, they stretched out with…covers! Deep covers, baby! Yep, they played some of their own deep cuts, but the also played an ABUNDANCE of covers. Hardcore TPATH fans almost get the feeling that you are seeing the “true band” or the essence of the Heartbreakes when you get a residency show. After all, this is TPATH with no rules, no pressure, no expectations placed upon them. Finally, free from Free Fallin’. And look at the average residency setlist….. 3. The I Wish They Would Play “Luna” or “Waiting for Tonight” Argument This will come out wrong I’m sure, but you almost get the feeling that Tom preferred a cover over one of his own album deep cuts (not the popular, beloved songs, mind you). Because he could’ve easily played any song from his catalog. Now, would I love to hear Magnolia or Casadega live? Yes. YES!!! Tom was rarely self indulgent with his own material. If a deep cut was played, it would make sense to assume it was a personal favorite of Tom’s. Like perhaps Swingin’ or Crawling Back to You. The only song he “personally picked” on the last tour was Walls. He “requested it, because he liked that song.” Again, if he had it his way, and he did, he chose to stock his setlist with covers. Think about this. Have you ever seen Tom point out a song request sign from the crowd, and then spontaneously play it for that person? I haven’t… 4. Soundcheck I wonder what songs TPATH played at soundcheck, behind the scenes. For fun, for warming up, for whatever. I have this bootleg from a 1995 show, I can’t recall what date or city at the moment. Somehow, there are snippets of the soundcheck included at the beginning. There’s a moment when Tom is trying to remember the chords and lyrics to an old Zombies song. He’s humming and singing the lines, trying to piece it together, and he asks the band, “Hey do you remember this one…” The song was “Leave Me Be”. It’s a deep cut by the Zombies, and it’s an awesome song! My point in all this, is that he was a huge fan of the Zombies. And he was thinking of a rare, obscure song at the moment. I would have to think that only a fan does this… Also think about this. The cool thing for any artist to do is to cover the BIG HIT song by someone else. Because that’s easy, gets the most applause/reaction, and appeals to the largest amount people. For example, if you were a popular country artist today, you might show off to your crown and play Free Fallin.’ And they would love you all the more. The ultra cool thing to do is to play a lesser known cover song…Tom did this all the time. Did he play Time of the Season or She’s Not There by the Zombies? No, they played I Want You Back Again. Because they LOVE that song. 5. Clubhouse jamming I remember watching a behind the scenes thing (I think it was for Mojo), where the band was describing their process of making the album. Basically, when the HB get together and plug in at the Clubhouse after time away, they just start out by playing old blues songs. For hours. One band member might throw a song out, “Hey let’s try this one..” or “Do you remember this song by…” Yeah!! Again, because they loved these songs. They were imprinted and ingrained, back in the recesses of their mind somewhere. These songs, just like their own, tied the Heartbreakers together. Mutual love. 6. Tribute albums Tribute albums are made when artists honor or celebrate other artists that they love or appreciate. Some are cool, most are just a hodgepodge. How many tribute albums was Tom Petty or TPATH a part of? I’m too lazy to look it up myself, but I’m guessing not a lot. And any that they were involved with, I’m guessing wouldn’t be a shock to us. I know one, and it’s pretty awesome. It’s called The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale. Tom doesn’t contribute vocals to one song on this album, but THREE. I will add that Tom stayed faithful to Cale's understated vocal delivery. And if you thought 13 days was an obscure Cale song, well check out the 3 that Tom chose for this project. Why? Because he LOVED those songs. It all goes back to the DNA, I suppose.
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    Midnight Special
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    Why Swingin'?

    This just hit the spot today:
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    My Vox Apache

    This is the same Vox Mike Campbell played at a few shows. This is not his!
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    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    my bad. A quick check of Youtube...
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    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    I think the Petty Fest may be a different event. I *think* the guy on stage next to the lead singer is Jesse, he sang one song which I think was Crawling Back to you which I just was not fond of.. actually I want to say it was a mudcructh song he did that night but I did not record it or get a set list...
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    My RIC 12 String Guitars

    These are Hand Autographed Ric 360/12 Mapleglo by Roger McGuinn in Cleveland, Ohio. 360/12V64 George Harrison hand autographed by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the Gorge in Washington State. And the Limited Edition of the Tom Petty Signature Guitar of 1000, which 723 are Fireglo and 277 Jetglo. I bought these new and had them autographed by the artists myself, with a little help from my friends, Chinner and Mike Campbell. I hope you enjoy these 13 pix.
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    Mark Felsot made an announcement that The Dirty Knobs will be dropping a new track tonight at 9PM EST on TPR! There is currently a free SiriusXM for a little while longer so if you want to sign up for a free trial you can hear it tonight. No idea if there will be a video or release on itunes/ spotify as yet but last time with Wreckless Abandon it was out in a day or two after appearing on TPR. The force is not strong in me so I can't "tape" from my computer.. no mention of which track will be next or any other details...
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    I was just being funny, like Mike's got solo material ahead of TDK album, his own FMF. I guess it didn't come across : ) cheers
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    What are some of your favorite live TPATH performances? In no particular order... 1) Even the Losers from the '89 bootleg. I like both electric and acoustic versions but this one is just special, perhaps because of the long drawn out pause towards the end, just a stripped back, vulnerable touching version. 2) Two Men Talking Mannheim 2012---An excuse to jam. This and the night before, an excuse to let Ron Blair have the spotlight! 3) Running Down A Dream from '89---the longest version I've heard, with a bit of interesting harmonics (?) from Mike towards the end. If someone has a longer version with the solo extended even further, please share. 4) Psychotic Reaction from Take the Highway---Stan singing, high energy, Mike (or Tom) raking the strings, what is not to enjoy? 5) Kings Highway from '93---Far superior to the original; weak bombast that's not enough to be anthemic nor a good pop-rock song, stripped back to a delicate, tender tune, way more powerful by being slower and gentler. 6) Travelin' Light from Jazz Fest---thanks to Redford for introducing me to this one. 7) Melinda maybe from Live anthology---not sure what version to pick; but a definite live highlight. 8) Too Much Ain't Enough from Red Rocks '02---They really energized this song on that tour but this remains my favorite, for the extra riff thrown in towards the end during the double-time part, feels like the whole band is about to explode on stage. 9) DiamondHead from '95---not sure from where at the moment but Mike throws in a bit of the Breakdown riff and the solo from Smells LIke Teen Spirit. It struck me today that it had been aear since Cobain died, maybe that's why he threw it in. Who knows, but he transofmrs the noisy manic aggresive original into an echoey, spacey lament. Powerful Amazing. 10) Don't Come Around Here No More from Take the Highway---to my knowledge the only version (though really this whole tour) where the band stretches out that ending while Tom egnages in his showbiz schtick with the ex-presidents. While that may or may not get old to watch and I've never been impressed with the peae sign, pretty lame, as a symbol it looks like a bird's talon ro something, musically the really go the sitance. On top of it, the whole song prior to it intoro and all make this something special.
  20. 1 point
    The only unreleased stuff on this was the double screen with fans we DON"T want to see. PISS POOR!! WTH put this crap out??
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    Ha ha, I found it goofily charming; it's nothing I ever need to see again. I don't know why anyone would think people would rather see people dancing around than the band? One group didn't even make sense, some people in masks, some without. Anyway, very good version of Woman in Love and maybe it's because I've not listened to it in a while but the outro solo in Running sounded very good too. cheers
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    The additions of the at-home audience were lame. But they were infrequent and not too intrusive. The show itself was pro-shot and very well recorded. Without the lame audience shots this would have been worthy of an official release. At least it's something.
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    This drove me nuts. Tom was emoting his heart out on Woman in Love, while the left half of the split screen featured a bunch of goofball kids grinning and jumping around with their dad. I appreciate Fans.com’s attempt to simulate a live experience, but last night won’t convince me to watch another of their livestreams. It was a good show; I loved hearing the HE tracks.
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    Now that I think about it, I probably thought Needles & Pins, Stories We Could Tell were TPATH originals too, save maybe Don't Bring Me Down, I might have heard that one prior from the original band. ciao
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    Wow, Tom sounds great doing harmonies here, been a while since I watched this one. and of course the fabulous one.. 💞 .
  27. 1 point
    To really capture the verisimilitude they need to misname tracks.
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    A great and interesting listen right here, and a good cause in there too. (And finally I got to hear his take on Love Will Tear Us Apart! Man.. how.. Cohen:esque is that.. wonderful.)
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    Where's Tomfest

    Right back at you and everyone! cheers
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    Nice, thanks for posting this!
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    Tom Petty And Me

    Very interesting viewing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-qwOn0utJk
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    How many of you actually saw Tom live on the last tour? Do you realize how much time and energy went into the light display, the video back drop and choreography between these things? its not the same as 1978 or even 1987 when the band came on and there was a jumbtron display and blinking lights. It was never the sheer spectacle of say Pink Floyd and the pig going over the crowd with laser lights creating hologram images but with what Tom wanted for the fans simply did not allow for more than a couple of songs to be substituted out and even that was planned for as "Swingin" typically came out on night two. The set list gripes are so ummm petty. I'm all for debate here and there but we are really (quite sadly) talking about History and you can not change the past. If he chose to do Oh well its most likely because the band OWNED that song and could play it as well if not better than Peter Green. I'm far more interested in hearing about obscure covers Tom did for a Carl Perkins CD than the merits of him doing a song vs only ever releasing original material. I'm pretty sure Springsteen and Dylan do the occasional cover live... Its also a safe guess the band really liked and enjoyed the music they cared to share with fans. Ugh.
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    one of the official videos with Jake doing leaning to fly.
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    these lyrics may need a rewrite... not sure I want to go on a plane..
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    https://issuu.com/futurepublishing/docs/gpm694.issuu This is a link to the edition of Guitar Player magazine where this article ^^^ appeared. Enjoy!
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    Mojo outtake Help Me

    You could have just as easily sent a message to Marion, who is the greatest here after our founder Ryan!!!!!!!!! Thanks to both of them.
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    Happy Birthday Ronald Wilson

    We never met, but I see it's your birthday, so have a happy birthday!!!
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    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    LOCKDOWN BONUS TPATH & Steve Winwood
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    Sorry about that. I'm on a MacBook Air that has a folder that's jammed with mp3s of TPHBS rare live tracks of various quality. During quarantine, I roll out of bed and go to work on this computer with some pretty good headphones. I'm finding tons of stuff I've downloaded but have not listened to. Its pretty neat
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    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    4/27/20 The Beatles
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    I've messaged off and on with Jeff Slate who put on the Petty Birthday thing in LA last year. The show was pro-sho and this is the first pomo release. Not sure if they will do a DVD, stream it or just release the show for free but it is absolutely worth checking out. Last I messaged they were still working on permission to do something so its good to see there has been progress. I was really hoping to see this again this year but that seems very unlikely given whats happening at the moment and foreseeable future. A lot of these musicians were phenomenal entertainers.
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    You should watch Randy's 300th win if you haven't already seen it. It was crazy...something like a 2- or 3-hour rain delay, so only a handful of fans were there. I'm also enjoying watching the A's 1970s World Series games. Anyway, my daughter and two grandsons are still here. I have been reduced to having the boys wear my vast collection of TPATH T-shirts for their (and my) amusement. In our town, everyone goes outside at 8:00 and howls at the moon. Weird, but fun. On a more serious note, we are thankfully able to continue serving lunch to the needy every Thursday. They tried to shut us down, but we fought back and won. :)
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    Glad you enjoyed reading about it. Probably that show and my first one from the ITGWO tour were the best TPATH shows I saw for the emotional connections to the night in addition to the songs played and the atmosphere. That's great when a concert feels that way! Ha ha ha, great! I bet you were happy you drove out that night! That is a pretty loaded set for the band. Interesting about Alright For Now, I could've sworn I heard them play it once in person as well, and if I did, most likely it was this Columbus/Polaris Ohio show yet I didn't write it down the next day, so I'm not quite sure. But I'm glad you got to hear it; what a treat, such a gentle song and a nice farewell from stage to audience. Thanks for your tales peterdimples. cheers
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    Has this been posted here before?
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    Hoodoo Man

    Bennomnt on IG

    I think we all know how Benmont feels... 💘
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    The country version is hilarious, especially when you know the "real" song. I don't think anyone would call the country version the definitive take. But it's worth hearing; I'm glad they put it on the Playback album. I like both the original studio version and the American Treasure alternate studio take. Overall I prefer the original but I like the AT version quite a lot. As far as live versions, yes the 1989 Chapel Hill NC version is awesome. That entire recorded-for-radio live album should have been an official release. It's probably my favorite TPATH bootleg. I was surprised that not one song from that concert was chosen for the Live Anthology album. I guess if I had to vote, I'd take the 1989 live version over them all, live or studio. But I like having many versions to listen to. BTW, I love the song. I'd put it in the upper 1/3rd of their album output. Which is very high praise, considering how many great songs they have, often with every song or nearly every song worthy of repeated play.
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    Big Blue Sky

    Bennomnt on IG

    in homage to Come Back Again, here are the guys with seriously tasty guitars. Warning: ear-worm likely.
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    my phone seems to hate me and I haven't had time to fight it yet to get pics off my phone and onto the computer. I did share one song by Hattie to FB so here you go. Cool story is Chris Stills the co-lead shared this on his personal page. The band was TIGHT and she kind of kills it.... 😎
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