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  1. Hoodoo Man

    2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played

    Crystal River was really interesting live! Such a trippy song with a nice meandering interlude, it was pretty amazing seeing Tom in such a small space and his interplay with the rest of the band made it all the better, I had hoped for a "3" and another club tour. I resisted the urge to force my way up to the stage and try for autographs from the boys . I have mixed feelings about that now, as I am somewhat of an autograph hound and I never had a chance with the Heartbreakers in any of the venues I saw them in. They closed with High School confidential and it was such a short rocker I was expecting another song, but then again when have I ever not wanted a few more songs from these guys?
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    2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played

    Annnd I just realized last night that I saw Mudcrutch at the House of Blues Boston on 6/15/16. I guess its my Pettiest Month and days having seen them three days in a row in seperate years plus my bonus firtst show.... Quite a nice run of days for me.. 6/13/2008 Boston Garden 6/14/2017 Hartford 6/15/2016 Mudcrutch Boston House of Blues
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    On 1993’s Greatest Hits

    For me my two favorite albums are Damn the Torpedoes and Wildflowers. There are many other amazing albums out there and I stayed out of the "rank the albums" thread as I really cant call out a top 10. I was only nine when this album came out and I was into the Doors and Led Zep, I don't think it was until I was a bit older around 82 when "you got lucky" was in Heavy rotation on MTV that I really took notice of the band. So I would say Long After Dark is the album that should have resonated most with me ( I would call it top 5 but not the top) based on your theory. But DTT really resonates with me at a deep level and I've had multiple copies on cassette, cd and whatnot. I had a very limited vinyl collection back in the day but cassettes were my drug of choice with my boom box and walkmans. I made several 100 min mix tapes of TPHB songs in my younger days. I should really go down to the basement and find them to see what I put on them LOL.
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    2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played

    So I just realized today is the anniversary of my second to last show with Tom. Hartford CT June 14th 2017. It was a crazy day for the wife and I along with thousands of other Petty fans, baseball fans and people trying to get around Hartford. Everything was fine and Waze told me we would be there by 6pm when we left home. It was a perfect storm of traffic. There was the Petty show as well as a half dozen other events that day. It took almost 3 hours to go the last 3 or so miles, we got one of the last parking spots at the Xfinity theater which was pure luck. It was my most miserable pre-concert experiences ever as we had no idea if we would make it to the show. We caught 2 songs by Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain High was one of them and I will seemingly forever wonder why there was a balloon that says "60" on the stage with him. Tom's set was great, as always he was so appreciative of the crowd, genuinely happy to be performing in front of us. As he said they dropped the needle all over the record collection starting off as they did every show that tour with Rockin around with you and ending with American girl. Sadly he didn't play Swinging that night but he sounded amazing and looked pretty good overall. He gained a little weight and I thought good for him, dudes too skinny. I walked away satisfied and even stayed right until the end, something I don't always do as I hate sitting in post concert traffic. He for sure was walking with a bit of crouch as he walked around the stage but from fairly near the front he seemed to be doing fine and was full of energy and life. Coincidently I also saw Tom on June 13th 2008 at the Boston Garden. If memory serves it was my first time back since they tore the original garden down and it was a much nicer venue. Then if we hit the way back machine June 27th 1987 was my very first Petty show. A very nice bootleg exists of that show in Mansfield MA if you want to check it out. Over 8 months since we lost him and I'm still brought to tears at times. thanks for reading. 😢
  5. on a side note its nice to see the Highway Companions showing Benmont and Mike some love!
  6. According to the Highway Companions website the Dirty Knobs will be playing The Mint in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, July 11th Once again you west coast kids have all the fun! Tix go on sale wed the 13th and If I'm lucky the text below in red is a link to the ticket sales. enjoy and let us know how the show is! PURCHASE GENERAL ONSALE TICKETS
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    Can someone share a Dirty Knobs show?

    Hey Marion, I'm really digging the Dirty Knobs. Any chance you can share a show with me? Something to tide me over until next year would be great! thanks! Jeff
  8. "you got lucky" this was my introduction to Tom on MTV when there were videos there. Its an epic mini movie replete with a special musical score intro.. Always been a favorite of mine.. It would be awesome if they somehow compiled a complete music video to a DVD some day. I have the VHS of a bunch of videos but never got a copy of the Playback DVD. I didnt even realize there were videos out there for Mojo or Echo until after Tom passed.
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    Changing Mojo's track listing

    So I created a playlist on my ipod, I dont have Little Girl Blues in my collection, but the album does seem better cutting out most of the tracks you listed. I did add in No reason to cry as the last track. Despite hearing the boys play First Flash a number of times live, its too much a dirge for me to enjoy and I find myself pushing past that track. Good enough is also a marginal track for me, something about those tracks I don't dig. Buddy Guy is one of my favorite musicians and I would guess I have over a hundred blues CDs with Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, BB King, Albert King, Junior Wells, Willie Dixon all well represented along with a host of others. I also like the Allman Brothers and I would say those couple of tracks are in that vein but IDK they are meh to me.
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    Question of the day 5/14/18

    some lovely ballads and fun rockers on that disc!
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    Signed Tom Petty Guitar!!!

    congrats! I hope you get to display it proudly at home!
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    Question of the day 5/14/18

    I read somewhere online a few months back saying Freddie Mercury had a pitch perfect voice and 4 octive range. However he did sing Bicycle which is one of the worst songs ever. As much as I love Tom I don't know if I can say he has the best voice of the last 75 years. I might have to go with Roy even though I am not as much a fan of Roy as I am Tom... I think Elivis had a lot more going on than his voice, I think a decent question of the day would be which artist had the most "presence" in the past 75 years, could be very interesting to debate that too... https://hhhhappy.com/as-if-we-didnt-already-know-freddie-mercurys-voice-is-now-scientifically-proven-to-be-the-best-of-all-time/
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    Changing Mojo's track listing

    i like a few tracks off the album, I really only rediscovered "no reason to cry" -which is a beautiful song- after Tom's passing. 'I should have known it' is a decent track and plays well live and there are some other decent songs. I can literally listen to any other TP record on a loop and enjoy it but I can barely get thru Mojo for some reason. Maybe I should create a playlist with your tracking of the album and see if lopping some tracks off helps....
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    Changing Mojo's track listing

    this is the one album I just cant love by Tom. I love the blues, I love Tom, but for some reason this one never really resonated with me as a whole. I've easily listened to every studio and live album 30 times and probably over a hundred for Wildflowers and DTT. But I just cant get into Mojo... I was initially excited to rediscover it after we lost our fearless leader but again it failed to hook me.
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    Album and Tour next year?

    I heard that the 'Little Irish Gir'l song for Dolores O'riordan will make an appearance on the album. Mark Felsolt was on FB saying he heard 3 tracks and they were all great.