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    Most things I worry 'bout...
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    Wildflowers
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  1. Well, I was being polemic and teasing y'all a bit. There are more exceptions of course, not everything on HE is bluesrock, but it leans a little too much towards that for my taste (don't get me wrong, I enjoy bluesrock myself at times). And it's not the only issue I have with the album. I'd prefer Wildflowers anytime. That's exactly it. And I appreciate it like crazy that I can write something like I did above and don't get roasted here. It's a very tolerant and sophisticated forum, the Farm is. So thanks everybody. And sorry for going off topic once again...
  2. I said it once, I said it many times, and I'll say it again: There are only three good songs on HE (American Dream Plan B, Fault Lines and Shadow People). The rest is a bland bluesrock blur. It is, and there's not a bad song on Wildflowers. 😉 Also something I might have gone out of my way in the past to emphazise...
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    Sad News

    I'm thinking of you, Nurk, and keeping my fingers crossed for things to turn out good.
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    Sad News

    OMG... I hope all went well... considering the circumstances of course. All the best, Nuktwin! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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    Echo in the Canyon

    Thank you. I wouldn't recognize anyone from the Buffalo Springfield except Neil Young and Stephen Stills (and now Dancing Bear, as he shall be called henceforth ).
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    Echo in the Canyon

    Might be a dumb question... but who is the dancing bear?
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    It's alright, no offence taken. 😄 I know what you meant, by the way. OK, thanks for explaining, now I see. "Peaked in general popularity on all levels" I understand. To me, hype implies lack of content... but that's of course not a necessary causal relation.
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    Echo in the Canyon

    OK, point taken, they definitely ARE underrated. 😄 Problem probably is that they had so many lineup changes with only McGuinn remaining from the original incarnation that they might have been more of a project than an actual "band". Which could have turned out embarrassing had they only tried to re-create their original sound over and over again and forced new members into impersonating old ones. But that wasn't how McGuinn played it. He incorporated the strengths of new members and was open to changes in sound, production and songwriting so that each album - or each lineup - has its own sonic identity, if you will. To my liking, they might have done a little too much of the country rock thing in the end. But the sheer vastness of their stylistic range from beginning to end has had a so much bigger influence than many other, stylistically more coherent bands. Plus, it's hard to think of other bands that could/can do carreer-defining covers and also write great original songs that are just as great. And the harmonies, oh, the haromonies...
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Call it what you like... it was a high point before things took a different direction, and therefore a goodbye. Which was great in its own right, but different. Not sure about the "hype" part, though. Sounds like there was not much of substance behind Tom, the band, and/or their music. I think we're all on the same page here that the period between 1988 and 1995 is among their best - commercially and creatively. I didn't.
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    This also makes me feel sad... somewhat melancholic... what's the matter with me today???
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Sad to read this... I imagine it must be extremely difficult for a band to play a show and do a concert film of it at the same time... never thought about that before... must feel a bit like serving two masters.
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    Echo in the Canyon

    Can't wait to see this! I don't know if they're underrated... maybe depends on who does the rating. 😉 I love them, especially the albums "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "Dr. Byrds And Mr. Hyde", "Ballad of Easy Rider" and "(Untitled)". They are a treasure trove just like the Beatles' albums.
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    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    Maybe they liked their concerts the same way as the major part of their audiences: Without any big surprises. The odd new song can throw you a little bit, because it takes you somewhere else, changes the overall atmosphere. Some people like that and go for it, others don't.
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Wow, that's great! I didn't expect to hear (read) an eyewitness on the subject! So thank you very much! I think you're right, they probably didn't get good footage or not enough (good) footage or had some sort of technical issue with the cameras. Because the audio worked fine, so it must have had something to do with that.
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    No Problem. Not a favorite of mine. I think you probably refer to our little discussion elswhere and some time ago about the acoustic version versus the full band version (which I prefer, you're right about that). Thanks for bringing Take The Highway up, for me it's probably the definitive Tom Petty live Video (the contender being the 30th anniversary concert from Gainesville). For autobiographical reasons, I guess. It was the period I first became aware of him. Thanks to nightdriver, I have this gem on DVD. It has a somewhat magical aura to it - for lack of a better word, sorry - that, for me, transcends the normal concert situation. I'm not sure why and I don't want to question it. On a more nerdy note: Does anybody have any idea why Learning to Fly wasn't included in the video? I have a bootleg CD from one of the concerts that the video was put together from and they played Learning to Fly. I'm pretty sure it was already a hit when the VHS came out, so why not include it? Well, back in the land of heavy speculation from here on out.
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