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  1. 9 points
    A suggestion: Keep the 'Farm open through the release of the new TPATH song giving members here one last good discussion of the tune and their reactions to it. If not though, I understand and again thank you for keeping this place going as long as you have. cheers
  2. 8 points
    Hey all, there are a couple things I need to set up before the plug can be pulled. I do not want to drag anything out but let's give it a few days. Guestbook Email list people can sign up for in case some sort of event or big news happens Redirect pages if someone visits a page that doesn't exist any more
  3. 6 points

    Never-heard song?!?

    Mark Felsot just announced on TPR: On Wednesday, July 29, they’ll be premiering a never-before-heard song from Tom.
  4. 5 points


    Anyone seen it before?
  5. 4 points
    GOODBYE EVERYONE! Have a good lives! Time to go Runnin' Down a Dream! cheers, MJ2LD
  6. 4 points
    Hoodoo Man

    "we're almost out of time"

    As Tom said we're almost out of time. One last song. 😔
  7. 4 points
    This place is awesome. Sorry to see it go.
  8. 4 points
    Three years ago today. Going to miss this place. Last time seeing Tom...
  9. 4 points
    Yes, I'm sad to learn The Farm will be no more. I haven't been participating at all for quite awhile, so I can't really complain, not that I was going to. I understand completely, Ryan. Thank you, Ryan, for all you've done here! And also, thank you Marion, for everything you've contributed here. Thank you, members, for including me in this wonderful forum over the years. Love, Susan
  10. 3 points
    Strange feeling today isn't it? Before Mudcrutch Farm ascends to a room at the top of the world somewhere later today, it's my last chance to say bye and thank you to everyone. It's been a great time here and I'll miss it!
  11. 3 points
    I wish you all The Best Of Everything Thank you so much for the good times God bless you all
  12. 3 points
    As a thanks to all of you, wanted to share some goodies... Thanks for the good times!
  13. 3 points

    Never-heard song?!?

    They could as well just release the whole thing finally 😉
  14. 3 points
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    Thanks to @Marion and @Mudcrutch and all of the other people who have made this place possible. I first joined here -- or at least this site in an earlier form -- when I was a young teenager and now I'm 30! Crazy how time flies. This place is definitely an institution for any TPHB fan, and I appreciate and enjoyed all the conversations I've had with many fans here over the years. Suggestion: I find reddit to be confusing and difficult to load. I understand the advantage of it, though, because it ostensibly organizes things by thread. But what about Facebook? I know there's a Mudcrutch Farm group on facebook, and that would be a far preferable outlet in comparison to the Tom Petty Nation FB page, which seems overloaded (in my opinion) with boomers just freely writing their thoughts with random word association. Could we maybe continue to participate in discussions via Facebook somehow? Either via Mudcrutch Farm's Facebook site, or create a new one, with forum capabilities? Or if forum capabilities actually don't exist, we can tag posts, etc.
  16. 2 points
    Yes please do! I'm certainly not ready to say goodbye. Like MajorTom said above me, I didn't find this place until after Tom's passing, but I am so glad that I did. It helped to somewhat heal the wound of losing him by being able to talk with other fans. This forum has been a little bit of therapy for me. Perhaps I took this place for granted and assumed it would always be there for me, and if so, that's my own stupid fault, but selfishly, I wish it would.
  17. 2 points
    I didn’t find this site until after Tom’s death. I was more of a watcher here and am sad to see it go. I’ll keep listening to TP Radio on Sirius XM for now and my TP albums for my forever. Best to you all and thank you! Editted to add that because of this site, I found out about and attended Tom’s 69th birthday party in Gainesville last October. It coincided perfectly with a Florida beach vacation. And, the birthday party was so cool! I made my husband drive by Tom’s home and photograph me in front of it (although my name indicates a dude, I’m actually a lady). The Gainesville experience just added to my understanding of songs such as Depot Street and Gainesville. Where am I going to find out about these things in the future? I am seriously asking this question.
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    Joining this forum was one of the best, nicest, funniest and most interesting things I've done in my life. I will miss you all. I'm now in the Steve Hoffman forum, which is far from as good as this one, I only wish you the best. Goodbye. 💔 🎸 ✌️ Peace and Love
  20. 2 points

    Never-heard song?!?

    Moon Pie 2?
  21. 2 points
    Arete, yes this is terrific. And I see that it's from September 8, 1994, New York City Radio Music Hall - apparently one-off for MTV. I don't know how I missed this before, maybe everyone else had seen it, besides the two of us. BTW here's a better quality version of it (sound is much better): IMPROVED QUALITY!!
  22. 2 points
    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    came across this on Facbook today. Ron Blair doing Rebels!!
  23. 2 points
    Probably keep it and was thinking of having an old-school guestbook people could sign!
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  25. 2 points
    Thank you for all of the enjoyment that I have gotten from the website. Not having it will hurt because it has been a little piece of Tom that we could cling to after his tragic death. I never saw Tom or met him but being a southerner like Tom and being born in the same year as Tom and loving the same music as Tom makes him almost seem like the friend that I never met. Thanks for the memories.
  26. 2 points
    I know how you feel. I am not a social media person, and I try to avoid Facebook, Twitter, etc. But I do like good old fashioned forums like this. I might check out the Reddit, but it doesn't seem like my kind of thing. Although not dedicated specifically to TPATH, the Steve Hoffman boards are best current alternative.
  27. 2 points
    The Seattle Times has just recently put their old archives on-line for the first time. I've been having fun poking around and searching for things. This is the review of the first trip to town by this new band - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The Times "Rock" critic Patrick MacDonald was usually not very kind to rock bands, and he rips The Ramones to shreds here. But he loved Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I wish I could say I was at this show, but I was not.
  28. 2 points

    Let Me Up (the album)

    Ok since MJ2LD pointed me this way - again this is a very underrated TPATH album to me. It's subtle, other than Jammin' Me the songs don't really "grab" you immediately. I was quite disappointed when I first heard the album. But I see it as an album that "grows" on you, more enjoyable with each listen. There's a lot of "depth" to it too, a lot of times I heard things on subsequent listens that I didn't notice the first few times. LMU is quite different from FMF in that way, to me FMF sounds great immediately, but it's all up front; the more I listen to it the more I feel something is missing, like it's "Heartbreakers Lite" without the full body of the rest of their work. LMU is not nearly so immediately "grabby" as FMF, but as I played the two over the years, LMU became the album I wanted to hear again, more frequently. As to the specific songs, to me there's not a weak song on the album. And I do love the 80's-ish sound of songs like The Damage You've Done and Runaway Trains (which to me are the two best songs on the album). So what if they have some synthesized sounds? Should every song they do be a reflection of their 1970's production standards? They stretched out on the Southern Accents album, and they do so on LMU - I somewhat agree with Martin on that, though I wouldn't say that LMU goes further than SA in that regard. They both simply break from "the usual" on several songs. It'll All Work Out is another departure, very interesting son. Jammin' Me is a catchy rocker, and one of my favorite TPATH videos (though I'm not a big fan of videos in general). The once "relevant" but soon "dated" references now feel "nostalgic" to me. And as MJ2LD pointed out, this made a great opening song in 1999 (oddly enough it wasn't an opener on the 1987 tour). It's also a great opening track for an album, including the notes at the very beginning that sound a bit like machinery starting up. Ain't Love Strange is probably the most underrated song not just on this album, but in the entire TP/TPATH catalog. I agree with MJ2LD that it might have been a single. They'd probably have to make it longer to be a single, but on the album it doesn't seem too short. I say it's underrated in part because they never played it live, but it's interesting both musically and lyrically. All Mixed Up to me is another underrated gem. Very interesting, somewhat oblique lyrics. Oddly enough, one of my favorite other bands, The Cars, had a completely different song called All Mixed Up. That too is a great, somewhat underrated song with oblique lyrics (as was typical for The Cars to have essentially "impressionistic" lyrics). My Life/Your World is another creative song, breaking away from "the usual" mold, as was also done on SA. Very interesting lyrics, I didn't realize until recently that some of the lyrics were taken from a previously discarded song of the Southern Accents sessions. How Many More Days sounds a bit like a hastily written throwaway, but it's still great. There's an urgency to the song that fits its theme well. The backing instrumentation stays in your head. I also love the story that TP was actually creating some of the lyrics as he sang the take that they used for the album. I also love that this is the only completely "self produced" album by the band. It might not seem like the various parts of the album should fit together, and maybe they don't. But the more I listen to the album, the more I feel that each song is in the perfect running order and that it really does "work" very well as a piece. And finally, who doesn't like the oddball sounds between tracks such as Stan doing his "Hillbilly voice" (or whatever that is), "The singin' was good, I lahked the sangin". I think they are great, adding a touch of warmth to the album.
  29. 2 points
    Hoodoo Man

    Tom Petty Radio top 100.

    As I understand it there was a fan voted top 100 over on the Sirius channel. No surprise what was at number one but a lot of surprises in general. #100 Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) #99 My Life/Your World #98 Candy #97 First Flash Of Freedom #96 You Can Still Change Your Mind #95 The Woods #94 Century City #93 You're Gonna Get It #92 The Damage You've Done #91 Forgotten Man #90 One More Day, One More Night #89 King's Road #88 A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own #87 Surrender #86 All Or Nothin' #85 Like A Diamond #84 A One Story Town #83 Shadow People #82 What Are You Doin' In My Life #81 Makin' Some Noise #80 Mystery Man #79 Good Enough #78 Rockin' Around With You #77 Out In The Cold #76 Big Weekend #75 Dreamville #74 Wake Up Time #73 Feel A Whole Lot Better #72 Free Girl Now #71 It'll All Work Out #70 A Higher Place #69 Waiting For Tonight #68 Nightwatchman #67 Fault Lines #66 The Apartment Song #65 Dogs On The Run #64 Down South #63 Fooled Again (I Don't Like It) #62 All Right For Now #61 I Should Have Known It #60 You And I Will Meet Again #59 Ways To Be Wicked #58 Something Big #57 Girl On LSD #56 Love Is A Long Road #55 Cabin Down Below #54 A Thing About You #53 Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) #52 Runaway Trains #51 Echo #50 The Best Of Everything #49 Spike #48 Something Good Coming #47 Kings Highway #46 The Last DJ #45 Casa Dega #44 The Wild One, Forever #43 I Need To Know #42 Have Love Will Travel #41 Time To Move On #40 Jammin' Me #39 Square One #38 Angel Dream #37 Insider #36 Walls (No. 3) #35 Straight Into Darkness #34 Saving Grace #33 A Face In The Crowd #32 Change Of Heart #31 Louisianna Rain #30 Honey Bee #29 Walls (Circus) #28 Swingin' #27 Rebels #26 Don't Do Me Like That #25 Yer So Bad #24 It's Good To Be King #23 Listen To Her Heart #22 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around #21 Into The Great Wide Open #20 A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) #19 Room At The Top #18 You Got Lucky #17 Southern Accents #16 You Don't Know How It Feels #15 Don't Come Around Here No More #14 Even The Losers #13 Here Comes My Girl #12 Crawling Back To You #11 Refugee #10 Runnin' Down A Dream #9 The Waiting #8 You Wreck Me #7 Breakdown #6 Mary Jane's Last Dance #5 Learning To Fly #4 I Won't Back Down #3 Free Fallin' #2 Wildflowers #1 American Girl
  30. 2 points
    Thank You Mudcrutch Farmers Signing off here with a last post on Mudcrutch Farm wishing everyone health and happiness for the future. Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.[ Max Ehrmann, 1948 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank You to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for the music and the live concerts, in particular that best of the best night at The Marquee in Cork Ireland 2012, a very special memory I will always Treasure.
  31. 1 point

    Tour postponed to September 2020!

    LP should have gone out on schedule, with or without tour. After all, we already paid for a finished product. The tour will most likely never happen and that money should be refunded now. Never again will I buy an LP or Tickets a year in advance. None of that money will probably ever be refunded, because they have already spent it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY disappointed in this whole mess that will be blamed on the pandemic. Try asking your boss to pay you now for next years work and see what he or she says! Are you fuckin' crazy!!!!!!!!!
  32. 1 point
    I hear ya; I saw a Petty cover band at a bar once, they were pretty good, surprisingly good and they did dig a bit deeper than I expected, I think they even played a LMU song. Most of it sounded good. Most specialty one band cover bands, the ones I've seen are not that good or at least, not to my taste, too similar to the original while lacking well...the original. Anyway, good performance of U Get Me High! cheers
  33. 1 point
    Hoodoo Man

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    I really like the vibe of this song. They are not aping the band and going for note for note cover but it is still very recognizable as what it is. I actually like how the video was out of focus for a moment or two mid song. Not overly a fan of the cover band concept per se but at least they are not impersonators dressing and trying to look like the band.
  34. 1 point
    Generally speaking I feel the same; though there are exceptions where a band pretty much playing the song as straight as the original is fine as long as they bring their own energy to it. I think I liked U Get Me High on first listen and loved it on consequent ones; it doesn't sound like anything else exactly in their repertoire; actually as I type this up now, perhaps it has most of a general Nirvana feeling, a build up on the verses leading to an explosive chorus. I wonder if there was some mental barrier for some people who liked the original You Get Me High (a good song) that kept them from fully enjoying this one. I don't know. Anyway, this performance is high energy and pretty good thanks for sharing! I survived. cheers
  35. 1 point

    Covers of Tom Petty songs

    This entry might fall outside the bounds of what constitutes a cover song, since this example is from a Tom Petty cover band...but hey, we’re in the waning days of this forum anyway, so here goes. I’m not ordinarily a fan of covers in general. For me, a cover of a song needs to bring a new interpretation, explore new depths, interrogate the artistry in a unique way—more than just gratuitously hitting all the right chords and notes at the right times. With that in mind, one of my favorite covers of a Tom song is Southern Accents’ rendition of U Get Me High at the Gainesville celebration in 2019. I love Hypnotic Eye, but until I heard Ronnie Gregg sing it, U Get Me High wasn’t one of my standout tracks. After hearing this band play it, I now approach TPATH’s recording with new ears. When a good cover also makes the original better for the listener...for me, that’s a cover. This is a decent recording, but it’s still a fan recording. And fair warning, there’s a bit of unexpected profanity thrown in near the end:
  36. 1 point

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    7/31/20 TPATH "The Last Song"
  37. 1 point
    Take care of yourself! Yes, very good version of the song! cheers
  38. 1 point
    I'm almost starting to tear up... 😭
  39. 1 point

    Never-heard song?!?

    Ah, well, c'est la vie. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Enjoy the song whenever it comes, and farewell, Farmers. It's been short and sweet.
  40. 1 point

    Never-heard song?!?

    Of course, why not. 🤦‍♂️ Someone wake me when it's 2021 and I'm sitting in a baseball stadium watching a game. Any chance of keeping this forum around one more month so we can experience one last new song together?? Just some wishful thinking....
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    New RIC ordered

    Love the new guitar! Great choice! I find myself rarely using the blend knob. How do you like that full neck of the 350 with the smaller body? I find it a lot easier to use. Love all my Rickenbacker guitars, but this Mapleglo Rose Morris 1997 is my favorite.
  43. 1 point

    Never-heard song?!?

    Can't wait to hear it and experience one last new song with everybody here! Really going to miss this place and the people. Wish it was staying around in some capacity.
  44. 1 point
    Told to play it like Gimme Shelter but did it his own way, a win for Stan.
  45. 1 point
    WHAT????????????????/ This is quite a shock! But everything passes, the wheel, what goes around comes around. Buried Treasure remains the "soundtrack of my life". All glories to you, Marion and everyone associated with this site. We love you. Tom, Roy, Jimi, Janis, Jim, Jerry, the endless list. Sweet Dreams,
  46. 1 point

    Last Dance With Mudcrutch Farm....

    Kinda late to bring all this up now. Should have been done years ago to keep all this going!
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    I guess I'm old school even though only being 30, but Reddit is a wasteland. I like traditional forums like this though I get why they're a dying breed unfortunately
  49. 1 point
    I can’t say I blame you for shutting it down, Ryan. I haven’t been around much myself. I will forever be thankful for you and this place though. We had a lot of good times here and all over the country! Wow, 20 years! My interests in life have taken a different direction these days with moving and planning for my retirement soon. I will always carry Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with me through life though. They are always near and dear as my memories here. We never did make that trip to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame happen, did we? Who knows, maybe we can get together again somewhere along the way for a Knobs gig or something.
  50. 1 point

    TP’s family telling Trump to go to hell

    ^ That being said, we unite with Tom's music against DT so he can't use it......lol. If you think DT is too smart for that, then answer this question. How does an owner of a Casino go bankrupt when gambling at a casino is fixed and the casino can't loose?
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