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  1. Don't like the song. Don't like "Mary's New Car." Don't like "Spike." Really don't like "Make It Better" (can't believe they made it a single). Love the rest of the album.
  2. Goes through Mudcrutch and studio work (including with Dylan). Performance at the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hswqQUUhVYs
  3. Could someone please consult the linter notes and advise what differences, if any, there are between the original versions of the following songs and the American Treasure versions (even if just remastering)?: "Alright For Now" "You And I Will Meet Again" "Down South" any other Jeff Lynne-produced track from American Treasure that I've missed Also, do the notes list musician credits for the above tracks? Any production credit for "King Of The Hill"? Thanks.
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    Dirty Knobs

    For those of you with the Warren Zanes book, pages 288-91 cover Mike's demos and Tom's request that he not make an album from them.
  5. Talks a lot about Jeff Lynne. His favorite song that he ever wrote: "Refugee." https://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/mike-campbell
  6. More Scott with Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sziZkjgyes4
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    On 1993’s Greatest Hits

    "Jammin' Me" is a great song but wasn't engineered well.
  8. right: 1976-93 + Playback = MCA; 1994-present (except Playback) = Warner Bros.
  9. On the real charts he had just one hit after 1993 ("You Don't Know How It Feels") and, strictly speaking, it wasn't even with the Heartbreakers.
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    The firing of Stan Lynch

    After reading in Warren Zanes book about his fight with Mike Campbell on the 1987 Dylan tour, the only question is how he managed to hang on for seven more years. He and Mike never spoke again, and Mike was co-leader of the band. Between that fight and Stan's departure, Petty did five albums: two Wilburys, two solo, one Heartbreakers. Stan participated in exactly one of these projects and, because Jeff Lynne recorded one instrument at a time, even then didn't have to work with Mike directly. Either Mike or Stan had to go, and god knows it wasn't going to be Mike. It's all there in the book.
  11. McGuinn & The Heartbreakers or Stevie & The Heartbreakers are no-brainers. For now, this performance and Mike in FM are the closest we're getting. The Heartbreakers did back McGuinn in 1987. I have a bootleg somewhere.
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    the Southern Accents/Wildflowers Theory

    Wild Flowers and Southern Accents diversify sound and song style, more so than his other albums do. Southern Accents is half great, but has four pretty weak songs. With better material it could have been on par with Wildflowers.
  13. One of my very favorites.
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVk6xmJsIYk
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