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  1. 4 points

    Maxwell House Revisited

    I followed a strange thread that ended back up at the Warren Zanes' Maxwell House story. Follow me on this one. The coincidences are kind of delicious. Last night I was listening to a live Petty version of The Stories We Can Tell on youtube. I noticed as it was finishing that there was a John Sebastian version of the tune, which I was curious about. Turns out the song was his original. I went to wikipedia to read a little more about John Sebastian. I knew he was part of the group The Lovin' Spoonful back in the '60s. It turns out they got their name from a 1964 Mississippi John Hurt song called "Coffee Blues." (Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZWqhrR5tPc ) In this song, Mississippi John Hurt sings about his love for Maxwell House coffee. It's basically a love poem to Maxwell House. I started considering that Tom, with his great appreciation for music history, was slyly and with a wink giving a shoutout to this blues song in the Zanes article. After all, both his daughters and Dana came out after to say that Tom didn't drink Maxwell House. So I figured Tom was putting on Warren Zanes and maybe it was a tip of the hat to this old Coffee Blues song. Then, when I went back to reread the Zanes Rolling Stone article, I was more than tickled at the title of piece. "Tom Petty's Biographer on the Story He Didn't Tell." (italics are mine for emphasis). The title line didn't come from a Tom Petty song but rather a song he occasionally covered. A cover song from a guy who named his band after a lyric from a song about Maxwell House coffee. It's probably all just fun coincidence, but wondering if there's a slim possibility that it was all orchestrated and that maybe even Warren Zanes was in on the joke himself. Perhaps at Tom's behest. (I'll take off my tinfoil hat now 😄)
  2. 3 points

    Wildflowers (all the rest) tracks?

    This is the very question that's been plaguing me. Tom is on record saying the album was finished and ready to go. Why not just release what Tom deemed the finished product?
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    How about some Blues?

    Nearly 3 hours of Slow Blues!!!! No video, but great music.
  4. 2 points

    Tom Petty "The Woods"

    The Last DJ is a top 5er for me lol
  5. 2 points
    Still can't quite wrap my head around that latest runaround, there. Particularly absurd, it all seems to me. Even more so than it used to. Still, it all makes me wonder, in this information technology era of ours - does everything HAVE to be detours, dead ends and desinformation? Couldn't some of the insiders just post a smiley face over at the Nation, that as if by accidentally tells us (in sound or text) a rough time line and/or direction for what they are thinking? Now, to have anything that even remotely resembles correct and coherent information is obviously not an option with these people and with this issue. Nevertheless, it's a known fact that joyful shout outs and smilies are all the rage at TPN so, why not try to sneak some actual and useful information out that way, then? In case anyone failed to notice - there are quite a few of us out here who want to know what's up with this material still, and so far, years on end, we have been taken for a really rickety ride. Granted.. we die hards are not growing in numbers with the years passing, this is true, but still.. I just hope they will achieve something tangible eventually. With or without live performance considerations- to me that is gotta be so secondary right now. Let's just hope they focus on the unheard music and that they want to share it all with us as true to original shape and form they can possibly allow their busy little fingers to do. That they take the musical ques from the real pros (Ben, Mike, Ryan) if anything further is deemed needed. And.. yeah.. I never thought I'd hear myself say this - knowing my feelings about the "industry" part of music industry, and the corrupt ways of big labels - but I really wish the WB/Reprise people are willing to help out this case at long last, because in terms of final product finish, marketing and general professionalism, I have to admit they are probably the most reliable player in what otherwise seems a mess of pride, tantrums and personal interest. I hope for as professional release as possible, that is. (Don't get me wrong. As a "family release" AAT was just fine, of course. It made sense and it was well curated, musically. And fairly well produced physically too. But for any other archival projects, aimed at certain eras or albums, as is WF, I really hope they will allow for a strictly professional product, keeping the family emotions and ambitions well to the side and leaving all musical and technical considerations to the real professionals that was part of creating this art to begin with. I bet it's tempting, but a Jane angle or Adria filter, or artwork concept, for a Wildflowers release is not gonna work to it's credit, to be blunt. With AAT out of their system, the family, IMO, need to step back and try to be as invisible as possible and leave the actual handy work to the real professionals involved. As hurtful as it may seem, it's the art of their dad and his coworkers that people are gonna be interested in. As far as I can tell, the family was never involved that deeply in the work, the writing, sequencing or producing albums back then, so why should they now. Ok if there were no one else around. Ok if this kinda work was actually their thing. But it somehow strikes me as "all the wrong reasons" are put into effect on most levels of decision making here. Let's hope I'm wrong. Ok. I better put one of these here at the end, then: )
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    Hoodoo Man

    Well played HCC and Warner Bros....

    I don't know how many people will get this present but I am somewhat speechless. I had a package waiting for me from WB when I got home this afternoon. At first I thought it may be my DK shirts which I ordered and got shipping notification on. I could not have been more surprised by the contents especially given my recent frustrations with the TP store on his website. I ordered my wife 2 or 3 shirts for xmas. One arrived in November when I placed the order. Last Sunday I got an email from WB saying the final items in my order were backordered and I would get a credit for thoses items. I was miffed as it was a T shirt and why the heck can you not get that straight. I was fairly sure it was the Gator logo TP shirt which looked pretty cool. I tried to look at the order but there were zero details showing itemized orders in the cart, or on the my account page. I was miffed but over it as its a T shirt so NBD. very oddly the following Monday I received a t shirt in the mail that was not the Gator logo for my wife so now I was baffled as I would not have ordered her 3 shirts. So by now like Brad pit in Se7en kept saying "whats in the box????" So there was this nice note: and a cornucopia of nice merch as seen below... sort of stunned. Luckily I plan to do a meet and greet for the DK Derry show and planned to do a raffle for Tazzy fund so some of this will go into that as I'm not a huge pin guy. My wife will love the hoodie so its a win for her as well given the missing shirt... Its a very nice gesture and I see it as the ship being righted now that the estate squabbles are over. Edit to add. I did message them a number of times about the forum being down so that may be what is being referenced to in the note but its a little strange as it reads as a form note and I have to think other people got something similar... Strange stuff.... <shrug>
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    Good for you Hoodoo! Nice mug too...now you know the first drink has to be a solid cup of the Bunn brewed Maxwell House, then throw in Hurricane Eye and enjoy the swag! cheers
  10. 2 points
    I won't bake down.
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    March 20th!!! Wreckless Abandon

    ^ Good to see that "Tom" is still there...
  13. 2 points
    Second that!! Concert For George and Bobfest both stand strong as examples of musicians collaborating to celebrate someone's musical career. With the core being friends playing music together. Oh yeah.
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    You could always get this guy to sing the title track.
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    Moon Pie, what a classic! Well who you callin' moon pie, my real name is RichardI live in a little town you've probably never been to beforeThere's a post office surrounded with gardeniasAnd a pair of mud flaps waggling at my doorI don't know what I want to say but somebody's got to help meNobody knows I'm hereNo please don't call me moon pie, my real name is RichardMy identity will disappear Above lyrics taken from: https://genius.com/Tom-petty-and-the-heartbreakers-moon-pie-lyrics
  18. 2 points
    This one is a mind-bender because of genius camera angle. Note the speed with which he puts on his slide... Are these are some mad hand / eye co-ordination skills or what??
  19. 2 points
    The Damage You've Done (Country Version) is so brilliant it deserves its own thread, as sure as there's feathers on a chicken. How many people could do such a hilarious parody of their own song, before it's been released and even before it's been recorded? Also a great send-up of country music itself. TP managed to turn a serious song about "pieces of his broken heart" that would make him a millionaire if they were money, to a goofy song about "breaking even" wanting to be paid back for all the money she "stole" from him. I believe it was Randall Marsh who said TP could have been a professional comedian if he hadn't chosen to be a musician. I'm so glad they did release this track on Playback. Of course it's much funnier when you already know the real The Damage You've Done from Let Me Up. TDYD (CV) might not be a musical masterpiece but it's a great example of TP's sense of humor and spontaneous creativity.
  20. 2 points
    I would consider something like "Echo" a mature song. It goes a bit deeper introspectively. Crawling Back to you (CBTY) is also one that is considered 'deeper' and more profound or contemplative. If you look at the album as a whole, Honey Bee, you wreck me are somewhat juvenile or light but the contrast of Wildflowers and CBTY bring a balance to the lighter tracks and the album simply works at a lot of levels depending on your mood.
  21. 2 points
    Well, Rubin said that the band recorded some 50 songs during the GH sessions. 50. SONGS. Looks like we have 3 massive box sets waiting in the cue...from this popular, prolific, fertile period: - TPATH: The Complete 1993 Greatest Hits Sessions AKA Stan's Last Stand - Tom Petty - Wildflowers: All the Rest - The 1997 Fillmore Residency Deluxe Box Set BRING IT ON. Just get me in contact with Adria, Dana, or Ryan U. I'll get it done for us.
  22. 2 points
    Pirate's Cove is a hard to access beach in Malibu near Point Dume, just up the road from where Tom lived.
  23. 2 points
    Hoodoo Man

    DK Making some noise

    anyone search to see if Mike or the DK have a youtube page? It kills me these are 59 seconds...
  24. 2 points
    "You Don't Know How It Feels" was the first thing I charted up off Wildflowers and my band has had a lot of fun with it over the years. I get to blow some harp on that one too. But I guess all the "good" fans left after that album came out. And oh yeah, it won a fucking Grammy. But now we're all enlightened about what a turd the song is, so that's taken care of. (wink).
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    Quote Of The Day

    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Issac Asimov
  26. 2 points
    2/7/20 Bob Dylan
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    Hoodoo Man

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    spotting a trend this morning... the only thing that trumps TPHB with John Lee is Van the man with John Lee.... put on some cheap sunglasses, pour a glass of wiskhey a drop of water. Drop the needle on this gem and have a cigar.... servers you right to suffer..... 😎 serve you right, to be alone...
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    I also saw the holy grail today on FB, something I have heard of but not seen until now.... pics speak for themselves. I bought 2 copies because of this and have Schrodinger's CD in my basement as I never opened the second copy... someday. Maybe.... maybe... I like not knowing but realizing its not down there...
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    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    wow. stumbled across this primitive copy of someone covering the End of the line by one of Toms other projects..
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    One of the things that Iowa City, IA is known for is being the stomping grounds for Greg Brown, which created the basis for the continually great songwriting out of Eastern Iowa from bands and artists who continue that legacy. One of the latest crop is Brian Johannesen who has been playing live around here for a while and has released two albums and an EP. He played this gem (which isn't on an album) at his release show at The Mill (Greg Brown used to play there regularly and there is an album recorded there) for his latest album Holster Your Silver. I haven't asked him, but I bet that the Des Moines Tom Petty show referenced is the same one I went to for the 40th tour. A fun song. 🙂 https://youtu.be/oTFoaGvzXzQ
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    2/3/20 The Beatles
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    above is form Book of faces... link in quote and here: http://live.kocf.org/?fbclid=IwAR1LBJetLmGfNw1PpNxIqDYI77KCT3rSPthvkl8T_m24WRJPVJZStH3oIqE no idea if they do podcast but I would imagine they will..
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    ^ That's more like it, thanks. Nothing near me
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    Dirty Knobs Spring tour 2020

    Hm.. too bad titles like Ram and Goat Heads Soup are already taken.. if such a tour would ever need a name. They could go with Let it Bleat, I suppose... I wonder if they'd go for a horn section.
  35. 2 points
    Hi, longtime reader, first time poster. I went to both SB shows and also saw DK a couple of years ago. I’ve spent hours watching and listening to old performances on YouTube. Most of the songs on the new album aren’t new and readily available on YouTube. That said, I was a little surprised by the sound of Wreckless Abandon. DK has traditionally been a gritty rock and blues band, so when this shiny TPATH-esque song was released, I wondered what the hell they were doing. Luckily, they have mostly stuck with their gritty sound. That’s what kind of band this is. It’s a shame footage from Saturday hasn’t surfaced as it was a far superior show to Friday. The sound was better and it had a high vibe. Mike threw out the set list early on. He later commented how much he loves the band because they will follow him musically, wherever he wants to go. They were heavily improvisational Saturday, with lots of extended jams and a “play-off” between Jason and Mike, then Lance and Mike. Great stuff. On this tour, you’ll get originals, some covers of other artists, and a few TPATH songs. It’s a lot of fun. My impression is that DK is Mike’s mission. He said that in an interview, in fact. I felt that FM was a distraction for him while he was working through those initial shocks of grief, as well as a big payday since he no longer has that dependable TPATH tour income.
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    Dirty Knobs Spring tour 2020

    Thanks, I saved these to make a DVD, next up I'll save them to MP3's to make audio CD's for home and the car.
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    OK this is not too bad. I have a suggestion to retain the concept album and flush it out to LP form and its kind of simple. The Last DJ Lost Children Money Becomes King Blue Sunday Dreamville Joe Like a Diamond Can't Stop the Sun You and Me Have Love Will Travel For Real Now I'm not a fan of "Joe" as an overall song, it's kind of abrasive at best but the 'you get to be famous I get to be rich" is a nice counterpoint to the lyrics of For Real. For real also makes a nice coda as its so sparse and reflective and sort of flows with the rhythm of the last two "love songs" I've tracked and listened with 'For Real' at the end, but not with "Joe" in the middle as yet but I feel it will work nicely.
  38. 1 point
    If in doubt, refer to Monty Python. I guess we're the scruffy crowd, in this scenario.
  39. 1 point

    Let's hear it for George...!

    Would have been what 77 today? And yes.. no.. those are not wildflowers.
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    Let's hear it for George...!

    My all time favorite!
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    Wildflowers (all the rest) tracks?

    Ok. I think you excessively underestimate the wicked randomness of HCC in your analysis - it was always a gamble by design, a charming mess at best - but bless your heart. Besides, if they (WB) indeed do have any say and if they indeed have decided to shape things up, at long last, may I suggest it's too late? HCC's whole raison d'etre was ticket presales (and how well that worked may depend on who you ask.) Besides, too bad they'd start with the swag deliveries, if so. Idiotic place to start. I know it's a naive wish on my behalf, but I'd much rather see them (and everyone involved) start and finish with the music, and give all else a rest.. Come to think of it.. with all the previous inactivity from the label regarding this project... no wonder they call it All The Rest.
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    Photographer who worked with Tom: https://www.sebreephoto.com/copied-blog/2016/9/9/tom-petty-all-the-rest cheers
  43. 1 point
    Holy fuck! I never realized that those 4 guys who run away after Tom got big was them lol. Symbolism?
  44. 1 point

    Ron Blair / Guitar & Vocals

    This belongs here too... (this video poster looks familiar, hu.. ) And this...
  45. 1 point

    help me name this song

    Without actually firing up my brain cells to think about it, I'll take a guess it was "Thirteen Days" by J.J. Cale?
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    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    That was badass. Bob turns it into a waltz, and takes 3 guitar solos. Love it.
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    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    2/4/20 Supertramp
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    "Death is not priceless, rich or poor, we are all going to experience it someday". That's a quote from Nurktwin, use it as you want............LOL
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    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    1/30/20 America
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    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    This. Was rather special... some fantastic sounds these guys create
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