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  1. The other day while I was listening some Tracy Chapman's old cd's I realized that Mike played in Tracy's third album (Matters of the Heart). It's not my favourite album by Tracy. Do you remember "Bang, bang, bang"?... Mike played electric guitar in this one... A forgettable work I guess... Well he plays in several songs, but Mike's guitar is lost under the annoying and prominent sound of the keyboard of Roy Bittan... Well, Mike adds a nice mandolin in Woman's Work.
  2. I did not know the song "A little bit of soul" until I heard Tom's cover. The first thing that came to my mind when I heard that riff for the very first time... Oh my god Tom is covering an spanish song!
  3. It is one of the most important songs of the album. Room at the top, Echo, One more night... Devastating songs, they put you down... But Rhino Skin is just like, hey, I'm down but I have elephant balls to keep running through this world.
  4. It is one of the most important songs of the album. Room at the top, Echo, One more night... Devastating songs, they put you down... But Rhino Skin is just like, hey, I'm down but I have elephant balls to keep running through this world.
  5. It is an outtake from Wildflowers. Probably it was recoded the same day he recorded To Find a Friend (Ringo!). The harmonies were recorded some time later. It is a wonderful song about lost dreams and hope.
  6. I don't know. I hear some homages in this album... A guitar which sounds just like George Harrison, a little bit of J. Cash, maybe a kind of "wilbury"song, a little bit of R. Mcguinn... And maybe more things that I'm unable to grasp. Some trip "companions" after all.
  7. Yes. I suppose. Another reading of that cover. A monkey on a rocket... It is an experiment! A monkey on an unfamiliar environment... Let"s see if he survives! Just like Tom on that album... Playing the drums, bass, keyboards... It was a kind of experiment... And probably he was afraid... Just like a monkey on a rocket!
  8. I like the plane on the pool picture on the sleeve on LMU... Probably nowadays I lke the picture most than the album. 😱 I like a lot Highway Companion. It is really high on the pile. Maybe Ankle Deep isn't the best track on that album, but I love that song. It has the repeat button effect on me .
  9. Interesting discussion about LAD. I don't know how to rank LAD in my personal ranking. It was never an album that I have played constantly. It was a victim of my "first opinion about", probably a wrong opinion. That was my first opinion: It is a weak album... so my LAD was condemned to be covered with dust on the shelf. Sins of my youth!. How I was able to play constantly "Let me up" and not LAD? This is a mistery. Nowadays, Let me Up is without a doubt in the lowest position of my personal rank. Althought my first opinion about the whole album could be wrong, there is one thing that remains as true for me: Straight into Darkness is one of the finest songs Tom ever wrote. The lyrics and the music. The alt take/alt mix included in the AT box is awesome. Sounds different, I prefer this kind of sound. The bass line is more audible, (what a bass!) that bass, that piano, the guitar, the drums... And those lyrics... Not a happy song, not pop, for sure. Probably LAD is not one of my favourite albums, but Straight into darkness is one of the better songs by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
  10. I haven't seen this one for ages (I have the vhs tape but nowadays I don't have a vhs player). I guess I have a downloaded digital copy somewhere. I like a lot this film. But it is a little bit dissapointing the way someone mixed the footage. In almost every song there are footage from the two days. Tom's scarf is the proof!
  11. I'm not at home, I can't listen the song right now, but I think you are right. Yes, probably what I call a "second voice" is a low harmony (I don't know anything about harmonies!). What is clear is that detail. A little detail which adds a lot of beauty and sadness at the same time. Just my thoughts.
  12. To be honest I don't know exactly what I want to mean. What goes on my brain is not clear! I've never understand the reason for the "onseself double tracking" (sorry, I don't know how to say this in technical terms, I'm quite ignorant). Maybe for this reason I think in Howie singing these lines. (It could be Howie's voice?). This idea came to my mind not so long ago while hearing this track with headphones. And those ending lines shocked me, a new unexpected and unwanted meaning. "I'll collect my pay and soon I"ll be far away from here." Maybe this idea only works in my mind.
  13. There are a lot of different opinions in the matter of ranking albums! I like it! I'm surprised about Echo's some low ranks. It is a high range album in my opinion. Maybe a 10 song album it would be a better album. Cut off some "rocking numbers" and cut off the acoustic numbers, putting the focus only on the darknest numbers and on the "twilight zone" numbers (in terms of sound and in terms of lyrics). There are three masterpieces on Echo. In my opinion, of course! "Rhino Skin" is one of a kind, and it is not a depressing song. "Room at the top". It is a really strong and shoking song. The live performances were amazing. "One more day, one more night" is a gem. A great performance, the vocals, the band. The harmony vocals are wonderful, and apart from the harmonies... That second vocal singing some verses... "Soon I'll be far away from here". And this is the end of the album. A shoking end.
  14. Yeah, maybe "always" is not the best word. This is my fault! Yes, there are a bunch of great outtakes. It's hard to understand why Casa Dega was only a B side. A really great song, and better than some of the songs of DTT. Same with Trailer. It could be one of the great numbers of SA. (It was a victim of the chaotic moment, I guess). Waiting for tonight is a great song, but to my taste that song does't fit well into "Full moon fever". (It is a FMV outtake?). Same with Gainsville on Echo. I consider Bus to Tampa Bay the best outtake. Maybe it don't fit well on HE... but it is a really, really good song. The comparison between Tom and Bob, in terms of "choose the right song", is in favour of Tom. (I terms of songwriting... I don't like making comparisons, they are quite different, and I like both). Keeping me alive is one of my favourite songs. I love the new mix included in the new box. I also like so much the previous one included on Playback. I love this song maybe for the same reason that I love Dylan's "New morning" album. The mood of the song, in Dylan's words "oh, what a wonderful feeling just to know that you are near!" But with only that line about how hard is to put gas in the car... Tom beats Dylan in terms of "connection with you" in this specific song. Tom is Tom, and Bob is Bob. PS. God's gift to man! I love this song. Not an outtake, an abandoned one... But I think it is another great song by Tom. What I want to say is that I guess there is not a hidden gem just like in Dylan's Desire album "Abandoned Love" or Up to me from Blood on the tracks. Talking about Wildflowers, maybe (or for sure) there is some unkonwn good song but not a masterpiece from Tom. The best songs from that sessions are into the album. (I guess) I also want to hear Tom's take of Leave Virginia Alone.
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