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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from meagnolia in Choose the Opening Song   
    Your Gonna Get It! has a good chance
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to Babydoll in Choose the Opening Song   
    I think Makin' Some Noise would be a good opener
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to Farmer101 in Choose the Opening Song   
    My #1 choice would be "Climb That Hill" off of the album "She's the One" released in 1996.
    While not quite high energy right off the bat, the build of song has nice flow and the booming guitars on the backend of the chorus prelude would really set the tone for the rest of the concert.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to Marion in Mudcrutch 2 Charting   
    How cool!  Great news!  
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to martin03345 in Mudcrutch 2 Charting   
    I'm sure if they didn't give the album with ticket sales, the album wouldn't have sold well at all. It's kind of cheating but a smart way to get people who may not be interested in a act's newer work to maybe give it a try.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from barry in Mudcrutch 2 Charting   
    Fantastic that 2 has debuted #10 on Billboard after their debut hit #8 its a great showing. I am stoked too that the album has charted overseas too as Mudcrutch like the HB's seem to tour exclusively in the U.S. Where did it chart in your neck of the woods? Unfortunately it didn't chart in Australia to my knowledge.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from barry in Mudcrutch 2 Charting   
    Fantastic that 2 has debuted #10 on Billboard after their debut hit #8 its a great showing. I am stoked too that the album has charted overseas too as Mudcrutch like the HB's seem to tour exclusively in the U.S. Where did it chart in your neck of the woods? Unfortunately it didn't chart in Australia to my knowledge.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to SingsInFrench in Opening Night Setlist   
    Last night's setlist from Ratcub on the Officials:
    Mudcrutch Midnight Mission CSUN
    5/23/2016
    Shady Grove
    Orphan Of The Storm
    Six Days On The Road
    Scare Easy
    Trailer
    A Good Street
    Lover Of The Bayou
    Beautiful World
    Save Your Water
    Hungry No More
    I Forgive It All
    House Of Stone
    Other Side OF The Mountain
    Hope
    Welcome To Hell
    Dreams Of Flying
    Crystal River
    Victim Of Circumstance
    Wrong Thing To Do
    Bootleg Flyer
    Encore:
    Rockin' at the High School Hop
    High School Confidential
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from Marion in Mudcrutch Farm Reviews - Mudcrutch 2   
    Trailer Originally the B-Side to Petty and Heartbreakers "Don't Come Around Here No More" greatly improved here with time and age, its pretty much a classic right up there with Tom's best.

    Dreams of Flying Tom had this tune from the Wildflowers era and it sounds awesome here with Mudcrutch. Its a solid mid tempo rocks that has an anthemic quality to it and some nice chiming guitars that would sound great on the radio, live, anywhere. This would have been a huge hit late 80's and early 90's and is not unlike many of those.

    Beautiful Blue One of those slower well crafted songs where you appreciate each musician and their contribution to its sound. Another Petty song, someone found the lyrics of it and then Tom took it and wrote a tune to it. Mike Campbell and Tom Leadon add some nice guitars with just the right piano fills from Benmont Tench

    Beautiful World Drummer Randall Marsh contributes this rather catchy pop rocker with bright guitars and tight harmonies on the chorus and a couple of nice change ups on what the Beatles would call "the middle eight" a brief very And Your Bird can sing guitar solo. Someone else mentioned a "When the Time Comes" similarity but i first heard the first line of Meatloaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" 

    I Forgive it All A sparse but moving ballad with Petty on acoustic guitar. Offers a great line "People are what they make em" 

    The Other Side of The Mountain Lively rockabilly/bluegrass number from guitarist Tom Leadon like the harmonies on this tune adds greatly to the albums rich tapestry of down home sounds.

    Hope Tom sings in a high register this foot stomper driven by a Hammond Organ with a 60's vibe epecially the guitar breaks that have been fed through a speaker of some sort. Upbeat and optimistic.

    Welcome to Hell Benmont's Jerry Lee Lewis inspired offering, often the man right at the back behind the keys for the Heartbreakers he can surely deliver a song really well and this boogie woogie will get you up and dancing, I like it!

    Save Your Water Very much like The Byrd's but unmistakably Tom Petty with some notable vocal phrasing and professional harmonies with the band, a great song and great playing by the whole band.

    Vicitim of Circumstance Often considered the poorest singer of the bunch guitarist Mike Campbell offers a great rocking tune that would fit nicely on say The Full Moon Fever Album or She's The One Soundtrack. This is a fun number, well written and will slay it live.

    Hungry No More A Gimme Shelter vibe permeates this acoustic based closing track and it is a fine song which could fast become another Petty epic.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from Marion in Mudcrutch Farm Reviews - Mudcrutch 2   
    Trailer Originally the B-Side to Petty and Heartbreakers "Don't Come Around Here No More" greatly improved here with time and age, its pretty much a classic right up there with Tom's best.

    Dreams of Flying Tom had this tune from the Wildflowers era and it sounds awesome here with Mudcrutch. Its a solid mid tempo rocks that has an anthemic quality to it and some nice chiming guitars that would sound great on the radio, live, anywhere. This would have been a huge hit late 80's and early 90's and is not unlike many of those.

    Beautiful Blue One of those slower well crafted songs where you appreciate each musician and their contribution to its sound. Another Petty song, someone found the lyrics of it and then Tom took it and wrote a tune to it. Mike Campbell and Tom Leadon add some nice guitars with just the right piano fills from Benmont Tench

    Beautiful World Drummer Randall Marsh contributes this rather catchy pop rocker with bright guitars and tight harmonies on the chorus and a couple of nice change ups on what the Beatles would call "the middle eight" a brief very And Your Bird can sing guitar solo. Someone else mentioned a "When the Time Comes" similarity but i first heard the first line of Meatloaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" 

    I Forgive it All A sparse but moving ballad with Petty on acoustic guitar. Offers a great line "People are what they make em" 

    The Other Side of The Mountain Lively rockabilly/bluegrass number from guitarist Tom Leadon like the harmonies on this tune adds greatly to the albums rich tapestry of down home sounds.

    Hope Tom sings in a high register this foot stomper driven by a Hammond Organ with a 60's vibe epecially the guitar breaks that have been fed through a speaker of some sort. Upbeat and optimistic.

    Welcome to Hell Benmont's Jerry Lee Lewis inspired offering, often the man right at the back behind the keys for the Heartbreakers he can surely deliver a song really well and this boogie woogie will get you up and dancing, I like it!

    Save Your Water Very much like The Byrd's but unmistakably Tom Petty with some notable vocal phrasing and professional harmonies with the band, a great song and great playing by the whole band.

    Vicitim of Circumstance Often considered the poorest singer of the bunch guitarist Mike Campbell offers a great rocking tune that would fit nicely on say The Full Moon Fever Album or She's The One Soundtrack. This is a fun number, well written and will slay it live.

    Hungry No More A Gimme Shelter vibe permeates this acoustic based closing track and it is a fine song which could fast become another Petty epic.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Mudcrutch 2 Reviews   
    http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/album-review-mudcrutch-2/
     
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Mudcrutch 2 Reviews   
    http://americansongwriter.com/2016/05/mudcrutch-2/
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to TomFest in I Should Have Known It discussion   
    I'm pretty happy with 'Makin' Some Noise" for "heavy riffage" too.  
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in I Should Have Known It discussion   
    I think so too!
    As for Running Down A Dream, it has a powerful riff, driving the song whle Tom found the perfect lyrics to match Mike's music. The solo, as it turns out, is also Mike's best, the way it builds and builds, reaching a climax before fading out; what a great moment on record. Still, I understand if others feel differently.
    But my point is I don't know of another TPATH song with,  as BiggestPettyFanInOz said,  as much "heavy riffage" as I Should Have Known It.
    While the Runnin' Down a Dream riff drives the song, that's the main and only riff. Heck, it doesn't need another one!
     I Should Have Known It stands out to me, because it's full of riffs and feels heavy, perhaps their heaviest song since All or Nothin'.
    In my opinion, anyway.
    cheers
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from Babydoll in I Should Have Known It discussion   
    It is their most heavy riffage song ever. I know alot of people that were surpised that Petty and the boys could still rock it like they did, it really is a killer song as good as anything in rock an roll at the time and should have been a massive hit everywhere
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Set list sameness kicked in from 2003 onwards! Discuss!   
    If they're really recording new Mudcrutch I could see a tour similar to he one they did before at one point in the year, and something to celebrate the 40th. Perhaps another residency. It's possible, with 40 years being commemorated Tom may dig deep and pull out You Wreck Me.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from dollardime in SONGS TOM SHOULD COVER   
    On the subject of Johnny Cash does anyone reckon Cash would have done a great cover of Crash Test Dummies "Mmm mmm mmm mmm"
     
     
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from TomFest in RIP Stevie Wright 1947 - 2015   
    In the early to mid 60's still in his late teens Stevie was arguably the most enigmatic and energetic front man in the world as the Easybeats took Australia by storm then the world with their rousing hit "Friday On My Mind" and other good times rock tunes such as "Sorry" "Wedding Ring" "She's So Fine" and "Good Times" to name a few. Harry Vanda and George Young, also in the group would continue to have a huge impact on music writing, arranging and producing hits for many artists and themselves including the birth of ACDC, etc.
    Towards the late 60's the Easybeats came crashing down, Drugs and Booze took hold of little Stevie as he partied his life and talent away out of work at 21 years of age. He did hit back in the mid 70's with the hard rocking and emotional Evie Parts 1,2 and 3 at 11 minutes long holding distinction of being the longest #1 hit ever scored. Stevie toured and released music sporadically as he battled hard drug and booze addictions throughout his life to the point of becoming almost incoherant and very limited ability to perform on stage where his star once shone so bright. In later years he was nursed by the woman who loved him and he appeared on a few interviews and music documentaries and even got back on stage for one off performances but living as hard as he did it was only a matter of time. No more demons RIP
     
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from TomFest in RIP Stevie Wright 1947 - 2015   
    In the early to mid 60's still in his late teens Stevie was arguably the most enigmatic and energetic front man in the world as the Easybeats took Australia by storm then the world with their rousing hit "Friday On My Mind" and other good times rock tunes such as "Sorry" "Wedding Ring" "She's So Fine" and "Good Times" to name a few. Harry Vanda and George Young, also in the group would continue to have a huge impact on music writing, arranging and producing hits for many artists and themselves including the birth of ACDC, etc.
    Towards the late 60's the Easybeats came crashing down, Drugs and Booze took hold of little Stevie as he partied his life and talent away out of work at 21 years of age. He did hit back in the mid 70's with the hard rocking and emotional Evie Parts 1,2 and 3 at 11 minutes long holding distinction of being the longest #1 hit ever scored. Stevie toured and released music sporadically as he battled hard drug and booze addictions throughout his life to the point of becoming almost incoherant and very limited ability to perform on stage where his star once shone so bright. In later years he was nursed by the woman who loved him and he appeared on a few interviews and music documentaries and even got back on stage for one off performances but living as hard as he did it was only a matter of time. No more demons RIP
     
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to Ben in Album of Dark Acoustic Ballads   
    If the concerts Elvis Costello did with just his keyboardist Steve Nieve are any indication, it would work out really well.
    Even Tom, Benmont and strings would work, as Elvis and Steve Nieve do here:
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to dollardime in Album of Dark Acoustic Ballads   
    I think there is a lot of merit in this. I think that going down the Tom only acoustic singer song writer route would be an interesting twist.....I don't see a purely acoustic TPATHB as an optimal option, there's only so much ukulale from Mike, hand shaker percussion from Steve and back up acoustic guitar strumming from Ron and Scott that would swing so to speak if that was the only swinger in town.
    The thought just occured to me that Tom with his acoustic guitar, seasoned vocals and Ben's keys in a stripped back bare vibe would actually swing. Just Tom and Benmont...think about it! It seems counter intuitive to even suggest or think of that for me in a way as I think the Heartbreakers fully plugged in and rocking out is and was  the only way to go as they're so good at it....I'm one of those who doesn't necessarily like to see the acoustic guitar come out in the middle of the set list for three or four back to back songs.......not that I can't appreciate or enjoy it when it happens and indeed on ocasions be floored by the awesome communal vibe that Tom can channel during those quieter moments...there's still a bit of me that sees this section in the set list as robbing the opportunity to rock out on some of the more so called obscure rockers with a harder edge in the catalogue.
    A social concept album commenting on the state of the world and how society is ...the break downs in real communities, even the social breakdown of how people have become consumers....that type of vibe that Tom naturally gravitates to in his song writing, a bit like The Last DJ but with a different theme. I would see this as either a solo effort from Tom or could equally work with as a full Heartbreakers project. 
    I'd throw  the idea out there of revisting the Southern Accents theme/concept that was never fully realised 30 years ago, in many ways it failed, but the album still had many great songs..........again would see this as a TPATHB band project.  
    The fact the band are so adept at cover songs.....how about an album of rare cover songs be they rare blues, a twist on some decent modern songs.....for some reason I have Coldplay and Led Zeppelin in my mind as providing a couple of songs on this...this could be anything really, ties in with covers Tom should do thread in many ways. Thin Lizzy, Don't Believe A Word has just sprung into my mind as a smokin cover!
    Add that to All The Rest!
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from Mudcrutch in Digital Releases - Through The Cracks and Nobodies Children   
    Playback Discs 5 and 6  have dropped today
     
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to MaryJanes2ndLastDance in Thoughts on Hypnotic Eye...TPATH's best record!   
    Burnt Out Town—is any easy song to overlook, as you can see. It’s the weakest track on here and comes across, on the surface, as little more than a rollicking bluesy number in a style the Heartbreakers could play half awake. But man, that playing! So much fun energy from Benmont's piano work to the snap of Steve's drums.
     
    It’s a playful song with rambunctious energy and touches on the theme of corruption that crops up on this record. The song grew on me, is fun to listen to and works in its 2nd to last position. Overall, it’s an effective palette cleanser before the big finish of Shadow People.
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz got a reaction from toshi in World Tour   
    Does anyone believe there is a chance of one world tour before this great band call it a day from touring?
    For such an amazingly talented, enduring and creative band TPATHB have seldom if ever toured in such places as Australia, South America, Asia, etc and it would be a great shame for generations and nations who love this band to never get the chance to see a show.
     
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    BiggestPettyFanInOz reacted to SG in Best Tom Petty Vocal Peformance   
    Right now I can't get enuff of "All You Can Carry"... I keep it on repeat at least 4 times when I'm listening to the album! That echo-ey bit on "I saw a ghost by the road tonight..." just sends me, ya know?
     
    But "Angel Dream" is right up there too.
     
    Susan
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