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  1. Well that's an awful thread title but I couldn't think of anything better that would fit the theme of the thread lol. Any who, as some of you might know, I think Southern Accents is one of the great lost opportunities in the TPATH discography. What was suppose to be a double album with a roots rock concept and sound ended up mired in a cocaine induced 80s nightmare of excess that was a far cry of it's original goal. It's a shame really. Now I don't often like to go back and try to think of what could have been because often times when you do try do that, you don't make things that much better. Alas, this has always been a case where I make an exception seeing as the band hasn't ever came close to the concept again. So what I would like to do is try to piece together a more roots rock/southern rock version of this album with what we know was recorded during the time period and some left overs from prior albums that also could have made the cut. So before I try to make a possible new track list, I'd like to see what you guys think could have been added to the album, dropped to the album, what we know was recorded at the time and what people think of the album as a whole
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    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    It is a B-Side from DTT but it's an amazing song, with an amazing sound that fits the whole southern motif of Southern Accents. As much as I love the song and it may very well be a top 10er for me, DTT is my favorite album of all time and it's a perfect entity as it is. So if it was to make it's way onto an album, SA would be the album it'd fit on the most if they truly went the way of a southern rock/country rock album, which was it's original intention. Now, seeing as it's been 2 years since this thread has been made, "Walkin' From the Fire" could easily fit on there, and as much as I love the alternate version of "Rebels", I do think the overproduction of "Rebels" works in the same way as "20th Century Man" does for the Kinks Muswell Hillbillies.
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    An American Treasure (2018) - Reviews & Ponderings

    Drop "Sins of My Youth", a generic song that didn't fit the album and sound all that great and put it in betweem "Forgotten Man" and "Power Drunk". "Shadow People" is way too good of a track to be dropped
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    An American Treasure (2018) - Reviews & Ponderings

    What the hell is "You Like Me"? lol. As soon as I got halfway through "Walkin' From the Fire"m, it dawned on me that it was the protoype for "My Life/Your World" because I was like, " I know these lyrics but from where?!?" An interesting song and again another treasure from the archives for Southern Accents that shows the boys were too coked up to make any good decisions. "Two Men Talking" just keeps on showing why it should've been put on an album. The version of "Keeping Me Alive" is much better than the Playback version but not as good as the Runnin' Down a Dream version. It almost makes you wonder why that version was ever put out with how muted it sounds in comparison to these two versions. The alternate versions of songs from LAD and the cut songs from it show that they basically made two albums during that period. It doesn't seem at all like Tom wrote a handful of songs that didn't fit with LAD's straight ahead rock and new wave song, but that he had an album's worth of songs that could have been their own album. The alternate take on "The Best of Everything" is great as it isn't muddied by Robbie Robertson's overproduction and sounds more like a cleaner cut. And although this version of "Rebels" is great and interesting to hear the overproduction stripped back into a clean, meaner sound that it was originally intended to have, it just doesn't beat what made the album. It's kind of like with the Kinks song "20th Century Man" and how it is an overproduced song compared to the rest of the songs on Muswell Hillbillies, it works just like that for "Rebels" imho." The version of "Surrender" on here shows why Stan said on The Live Anthology why they just had never recorded the song well lol. Though not a bad performance sonically, Tom's vocals are very, very weak on that track. The Damn the Torpedoes version is vastly superior and the penultimate version of the song. If there's a few songs that should've been on here that aren't, and that's a studio version of "Black Leather Woman", "Dog on the Run" "Melinda" and "Sweet William", just for the sake of posterity. Last but not least for this quick overview of this album: Ryan Ulyate has shown why he is an amazing producer/engineer with his work. The sound quality on this and all his works with the band are nothing but short of fantastic. How he cleaned up and remastered the muddied sound of all the stuff from YGGI makes me want to hear him remaster that whole album so it doesn't sound like it was recorded under water in a submarine lol.
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    Tom Petty(coat) and the Heartbreakers....

    Though they may have loved Fleetwood's music, they probably wanted to avoid the total shit show that was their band dynamic. If there is anything that is amazing about TPATH is that they basically had only one lineup change their entire span. That's amazing.
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    Essential listening outside of Heartbreakers albums?

    Great album. I call it Del Shannon and the Heartbreakers- Hard Promises 1.0
  7. Break out Dr Byrds and Mr. Hyde Roger and some Desert Rose Band Chris!
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    The Dirty Knobs - Rumble

    I still have the note that Dave signed when I bought the Romeo Delta album lol. I still love "Somebody's Lady". The demo version they originally had on MySpace was also great. Wish it was still up.
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    The Dirty Knobs - Rumble

    They did a cover of Iggy Pop's "Raw Power".
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    The Dirty Knobs - Rumble

    And Romeo Delta was on that Starcraft 2 soundtrack as well
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    Let Me Up (the album)

    It'll All Work Out is overrated. Just about every acoustical composition ever but to tape is overrated lol
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    TomPetty.com on the Wayback Machine (image-heavy!)

    Ahh, the ol' Vox Lounge. Use to go on there everyday in school for info on what was going on with the band and possible tour dates lol
  13. And saying LMU is a jumble is correct, but it's not worse in it's cohesiveness then Southern Accents. Not by a long shot.
  14. "Runaway Trains" which I do like, is just Mike's second attempt at getting the band to do "Boys of Summer" lmao
  15. "Ain't Love Strange" is one of the greatest throw away tracks ever. I absolutely love it. I agree with the sentiment that LMU is an underrated album
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    New TPATH??

    I have Torpedoes in Texas and New York Shuffle. It's legal to sell the radio broadcasts if you own the rights to them. I bought those 2 at FYE as a curiosity last year because I already have the bootlegs of them. I find the "detailed" liner notes hilarious because a lot of it is incorrect information: like calling "Dog on the Run" an early version of "Dogs on the Run" lol,
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    Would Nowhere have fit on Hard Promises or Long After Dark?

    So from what I gather here is that TwoGunslingers doesn't like straight ahead rock 'n' roll and probably detests punk music for being bare bones on substance lol. "Come on Down to My House" is a simple, lyrically lite rocker that is made great by how unabashedly straight forward and full-steam ahead it is with it's garage rock. And I fucking love it. One of my favorite songs by the band actually. Anytime it comes on, I crank my radio/speakers as loud as they go and revel in it's amazingness.
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    Would Nowhere have fit on Hard Promises or Long After Dark?

    This is why you're my spirit poster. "Deliver Me" and "Finding Out" are great. As is "The Same Old You". Great rocking songs
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    I'm sure she's had a piece of Mike more than once lmao
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    Would Nowhere have fit on Hard Promises or Long After Dark?

    The full quote from Admiral David Farragut is, "Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!" lol
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    Would Nowhere have fit on Hard Promises or Long After Dark?

    Joke went over your head I guess
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    Would Nowhere have fit on Hard Promises or Long After Dark?

    There are no clunkers on DTT. It's full steam ahead
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    Would Nowhere have fit on Hard Promises or Long After Dark?

    DTT is perfect. Any alteration to it would be messing with a masterpiece. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Surrender" and "Casa Dega" (especially Casa Dega) were good enough to be on that album. "Surrender" and "Casa Dega" would have been an amazing 1-2 punch to start the album. The problem is that Tom wrote probably the greatest 1-2 punch ever in "Refugee" and "Here Comes My Girl". "Surrender" should have been on YGGI as it's a pretty weak album and would have been a much better opener than "When the Time Comes". Trust me, like I've said before, I love me some "Casa Dega", has amazing 12 string guitar harmonics on it and it just builds beautifully, but I can't replace "Louisiana Rain" for it as the closer because it could fit there or have it be the 1-2 punch of spoke of before because it's just not as good. I think they made the right call as it being a B-Side. If anyone would like to go about the daunting task of re-tracklisting a historical, ground breaking album, give it a shot and Shelter and I will be your A and R menand tell ya if it works or not lol
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    I thought Mike said if the Heartbreaker gig didn't work out he'd join the Ramones? Lol. Aye! Oh! Let's go!
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    Love that song and Split Enz was a good new wave band, though more of his older brother Tim's thing than Neil's. That song was the first song I remember my dad asking me to download for him off of Napster back in 1999 lol. And everyone knows Crowded House, "Don't Dream It's Over" was an even bigger hit
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