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  1. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Updated list: YDKHIF----Bit hit single, and going chronologically would lead off. You Wreck Me---Enough of a hit that people seemed to recognize it in concert so I'd throw it on there. Honey Bee---Dave Grohl Version from Saturday Night Live. This would have to plastered on the cover. HONEY BEE with DAVE GROHL of FOO FIGHTERS! Maybe a big sticker and used in the promotion. They could even run the interview bit with Grohl when he mentions how Tom asked him to join the band etc. This is now three songs from WF but YDKHIF has to be on there as it was in my opinion, their last HUGE hit. Walls was popular but nowhere near YDKHIF. Walls (Circus)---Their last big hit single in my opinion. Angel Dream----I figure this would be a record concession to Tom since he presumably liked the song a lot, performed it somewhat frequently and maybe the record company thinks a short sincere ballad would become popular. I guess the question is, #2 or #4. I was initially leaning towards the one without percussion, just Tom and a guitar, I don't know. Either way, I think this song could fit and maybe would be popular if played on radio or online, especially the version with the drumbeat, almost sounds countryish. Room At The Top----They tried promoting this at the time, so it's a single even though I don't think it ever took off. But it qualifies as an attempt. I'd almost cut this because of how dour the opening seems and could be a bit much going from Angel Dream into this. Maybe I'd swap this and Free Girl Now's positions for a better flow. Free Girl Now----the first free single online or something, so a lot of people heard this. Again, it wasn't a hit per my view but on it goes. Also, maybe they'd figure that people who downloaded it might recall it and like to one degree or another. Swingin'---since it was a single The Last DJ----wasn't this in a Simpsons episode? Did they try promoting it on Saturday Night Live at the time? I think so. On it goes. Saving Grace----They performed it quite a bit in 2006 & 2008, it's upbeat. Throw it on there. ISHKI----They made a live or "live" in the studio video of this, trying to support this so this belongs here. American Dream Plan B---since it was a single, also makes for a more rockin' experience toward the record's latter half You Get Me High---wasn't this its own short lived single? Or an attempt at one. Anyway, I think it's a solid positive number to end the collection on. Though another possibility would be Forgotten Man since the band did keep that one going in concerts. While My Guitar----Since the original ends with a cover why not do the same here; big selling point is Prince and the first time this moment was officially released, assuming all the legal rights to something like this could be worked out. 14 songs, I think it has a pretty good flow to it, epsecially keeping Room at the Top and Swingin' apart which to me feel too similar to have next to each other, good to ahve the shorter FGN in between. cheers
  2. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    The thing is some of the youtube views are the same people watching clips over and over again. That's fine if three million people watch Swingin' or whatever online but that doesn't necessarily translate to a big reaction in concert, nor does it make the song a hit. Which sounds odd. At a certain point TPATH's music ceased being considered contemporary and became classic rock, I think. Probably sometime after WF, I'd say maybe after Walls. Tom's songwriting changed and the big promotion wasn't there the way it had been in the past, as well as there being new music and different styles that became popular. So maybe it was inevitable at some point the songs wouldn't be as popular as the earlier material. My impression is anytime Tom went off the beaten path in concert, some of the audience, a minority went with him and the others waited/hoped for the next song and a big hit they recognized. If someone picked up Greatest Hits they'd recognize all if not most of the songs; I don't think that would be the case with GH2 no matter how many attempted hit singles the record company tried to have. That's why I think Dave Grohl....DAVE GROHL of FOO FIGHTERS would be a big selling point, same goes for WITH PRINCE! First time released! Those two songs could help propel GH2 in sales, then it's up to the listener, they'd either respond to the tracks or not but there's no way GH2 would ever top or surpass the original, in my opinion. Still, interesting to read what people come up with . cheers
  3. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    I took a peek at a Benmont clip online, someone taped his first (?) try at American Girl and he barely got into it before the emotions overcame him. That raw grief was too much; it felt wrong to have the clip up so even though the clip has already been removed I also deleted the other topic that I started. That's it. Peace.
  4. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    I just saw something that completely changed my mind on this topic; I shouldn't have posted the video. My mistake. cheers
  5. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    That is a huge drop-off. Makes sense WMGGW would have the most since it's a Beatles song/tribute and Prince on stage with 'em.
  6. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Ha ha, what an acronym! UGMH is one of my favorite songs off HE.
  7. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    For the record it appears you are correct since the recording has now been deleted. I realize you are done with this thread but thought it worth pointing out and I hope this thread hasn't soured you on the forum as it is a pretty nice place. cheers
  8. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Yes, there's quite a number of attempts at this one might enjoy reading too! Ah, I forgot that was a single, I guess I'd add it to my list after Free Girl Now though I think it really pushes the patience of the casual Tom Petty fan for all the reasons some people like it; meandering groove jams are not what Tom's music is largely or popularly associated with. cheers
  9. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Random Thoughts Thread

    It's not really my style but it was interesting to hear; I did like that violin solo or should I call it a fiddle? Good playing! The song is way too country for me but I reckon this is quite the treat for the TPATH fans who lean more towards the country side of things. And here it is, hidden away in the Random Thoughts Thread by Mr. Shelter. cheers
  10. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    I appreciate the logic but I figure there's no way they'd release a GH2 without having You Don't Know How It Feels on there. That song was huge! And if you're going to have one WF song, then why not a couple if they fit? cheers
  11. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    The problem with Greatest Hits 2 is there aren't enough in my opinion, what I consdier consider songs that the crowd at a gig would recognize! Greatest Hits is perfect as it is but I went ahead and played along for the fun of it. These are the songs I think a record company would select to fashion GH2, not necessarily the ones I would pick to share with people. YDKHIF----Bit hit single, and going chronologically would lead off. You Wreck Me---Enough of a hit that people seemed to recognize it in concert so I'd throw it on there. Honey Bee---Dave Grohl Version from Saturday Night Live. This would have to plastered on the cover. HONEY BEE with DAVE GROHL of FOO FIGHTERS! Maybe a big sticker and used in the promotion. They could even run the interview bit with Grohl when he mentions how Tom asked him to join the band etc. This is now three songs from WF but YDKHIF has to be on there as it was in my opinion, their last HUGE hit. Walls was popular but nowhere near YDKHIF. Walls (Circus)---Their last big hit single in my opinion. Angel Dream----I figure this would be a record concession to Tom since he presumably liked the song a lot, performed it somewhat frequently and maybe the record company thinks a short sincere ballad would become popular. I guess the question is, #2 or #4. I was initially leaning towards the one without percussion, just Tom and a guitar, I don't know. Either way, I think this song could fit and maybe would be popular if played on radio or online, especially the version with the drumbeat, almost sounds countryish. Room At The Top----They tried promoting this at the time, so it's a single even though I don't think it ever took off. But it qualifies as an attempt. I'd almost cut this because of how dour the opening seems and could be a bit much going from Angel Dream into this. Maybe I'd swap this and Free Girl Now's positions for a better flow. Free Girl Now----the first free single online or something, so a lot of people heard this. Again, it wasn't a hit per my view but on it goes. Also, maybe they'd figure that people who downloaded it might recall it and like to one degree or another. The Last DJ----wasn't this in a Simpsons episode? Did they try promoting it on Saturday Night Live at the time? I think so. On it goes. Saving Grace----They performed it quite a bit in 2006 & 2008, it's upbeat. Throw it on there. ISHKI----They made a live or "live" in the studio video of this, trying to support this so this belongs here. You Get Me High---wasn't this its own short lived single? Or an attempt at one. Anyway, I think it's a solid positive number to end the collection on. Though another possibility would be Forgotten Man since the band did keep that one going in concerts. Anyway, there's my thoughts on it. cheers
  12. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    New book on Southern Accents coming out soon

    https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Pettys-Southern-Accents-33/dp/1501333445
  13. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Welcome to the 'Farm! I look forward to reading your thoughts. cheers
  14. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    Yeah, I figure that would be a lot of fun and he strikes me that he'd just express whatever he was feeling in the moment without any canned banter. With the Dirty Knobs one gets the garage rock element, with Benmont the more moody intimate shows. Thanks for sharing. cheers
  15. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    In my opinion, don't complain about something and then act like you're not the "hall monitor." I know you're not. Again when something like this goes online that's it; I mean, what's the point of deleting it now. Noted. Okay. Well, this all blew up in an awful away against something that's really not worth it. Oh well.
  16. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    This is the irony; I don't want it. As special as they are, I'm not here for Benmont's side shows really, I'm here for the music of TPATH. I posted this for other people to appreciate. My point about diseases and what not is this isn't anything to be angry over or worth quarreling about; it's a song; in the grand scheme me or someone else posting it is nothing to be upset about but maybe that didn't come across. Anyway, I don't have a beef with anyone, I tried de-escalating this, oh well. it's just a bit ironic to me cause I could've just as easily not posted it. cheers...I guess.
  17. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    And maybe I'm coming across a bit harsh. Hmm...I guess if I'd known he requested it not be taped I'd have not posted it at all. It is a beautiful performance and it seems a shame others wouldn't be able to see it. Anyway, I respect where you're coming from. Peace.
  18. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    You could've said that in your earlier post instead of waiting till now. You actually said: When someone says "this time" it implies what follows will be different from the preceding time. I respect that and you adhering to it. It still leaked out anyway, it's on this site somewhere. I wasn't there. I was going by what this other person, who is a pretty die-hard fan and knowledgable on the band said. Certainly I don't expect you to go over there nor to believe me but a cursory investigation would show he's not just some random person who likes the band, but has spent considerable time discussing them in an intelligent, friendly way and could possibly have some insider knowledge of the band's workings. You're saying now Benmont asked for both nights to not be recorded. Who to believe? I don't know. Further at this point, does it matter? The video is out there, it exists regardless of what he wanted. I mean, if this is some terrible affront to Benmont by all means I can delete this link and the other topic. But I don't know if it's really worth it to do so. This isn't the cure for some disease nor some secret government plan, it's a 3 minute tender cover. Is anyone going to care a month from now? A year? Ten years? I doubt it.
  19. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    From the other forum: https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/tom-petty-heartbreakers-2019-thread.799609/page-3 It was mentioned how Benmont gave no prior request to this attempt at the song and so he or she figured it was all right to post; carrying along from there I posted it here as well. "However, selections from the second night's performance are also available through YouTube and last night, Tench did not request that the smartphones be put away, so I've attached a performance of "American Girl" from the second performance at the bottom of the posting..." To reiterate, the initial poster who is quite versed in TPATH felt it appropriate to share and based on my reading of his or her previous posts as well as noting Benmont left off the same stipulation, figured it was all right to share. I acknowledge perhaps it was implied Benmont didn't want someone else to record it ever...but at the same time, his request could have just pertained to that second attempt at the song. EDITED: I think I confused the performances, so people taped the first one and on the second night he requested no one tape it. cheers
  20. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

  21. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont Shows

    Neat.
  22. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played

    This is perhaps the most sadly prescient post on the board.
  23. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    The Best Cover of All Along The Watchtower

    No doubt Satriani (and Living Colour) would agree with you. JS dedicated himself to guitar playing on the day Hendrix died. I've never seen a live version that nailed the solo parts and extended it as this one! Too bad the spotlight guy (or gal) was a bit off when Satriani was pointing at Vernon Reid to take a solo. cheers
  24. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Benmont's Album Due Early 2014

    Don't know if this was posted before, if so I can delete it:
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