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  1. Hi folks, Here are the wonderful "Bathroom Jams" that the Campbells have been creating and posting on his instagram page. I guess it seems a good idea to collect these in one spot, since he's producing so many! Bear with me & I'll attach all the ones they've created so far (almost 40!!) There may be some doubling up with what's already been posted on Mudcrutch Farm. Once we're up to date, it'll all smooth out... How's that sound? Okay? (There are also other things on his Instagram.) All righty, here goes... the first 5 Bathroom Jams!
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    "Bathroom Jams" from Mike Campbell's Instagram

    ...and here are #47 to #52 plus a bonus for Saint Patrick's Day a bonus for Saint Pat's Day I like the jacket hat here... watch out for Neil Finn!
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Oops somehow missed "Last DJ" song which (if you combine Live Anthology & video) ranks right up there between "Wrong Thing to Do" and "Walls".
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Well yes, I do agree that this isn't real & it's all in my mind. It's a fun thought experiment / a flight of fancy / part of long tradition of creating mix tapes.
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Editing that list to include everything other than album songs
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Hmmm whereas once I remove Wildflowers album something weird happens to the YouTube list... While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison cover) - live @ Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame I Should've Known It - Mojo Swingin' - Echo Room At The Top - Echo Something Good Coming - Mojo Super Bowl (American Girl, Free Fallin', I Won't Back Down & Runnin' Down A Dream) Saving Grace - Highway Companion American Girl - live @ Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Scare Easy - Mudcrutch Wrong Thing To Do - Mudcrutch Southern Accents - live @ Gainesville ie from the documentary Walls - She's The One Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac cover) - combining Live Anthology & live @ Gainesville jefferson Jericho Blues - Mojo Lover Of The Bayou (Byrds cover) - Mudcrutch Keep A Little Soul - released on American Treasure I Forgive It All - Mudcrutch 2 I Won't Back Down - Tribute For Heroes (9/11) Friend of The Devil (Grateful Dead cover) - Live Anthology I've inserted a gap here I Need You (George Harrison cover) - Concert For George You And Me (Clubhouse) - Last DJ Angel Dream - She's The One (combining a couple of tracks) U Get Me High - Hypnotic Eye Gainesville - American Treasure Don't Pull Me Over - Hypnotic Eye I'm Walkin' (Fats Domino cover) - I'm Walkin' album Lost Highway (Hank Williams cover) - from the documentary Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs cover) - Live Anthology Mystic Eyes (cover) - Live Anthology Waiting For Tonight - released on Anthology: Through The Years Handle Me With Care (Traveling Wilburys) - Concert For George
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Further on what songs have large numbers of views on YouTube (& therefore could be considered popular "hits"), this is what I've found so far from the official videos put up by tompetty.com Coincidentally it's 17 songs 😀💘 Most views While My Guitar Gently Weeps - live @ Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 68 million Learning To Fly 50 million You Don't Know How It Feels 33 million Between 5 million and 1 million Wildflowers It's Good To Be King I Should've Known It Swingin' Room At The Top Something Good Coming You Wreck Me American Girl - live @ Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Saving Grace Crawling Back To You Scare Easy - Mudcrutch Wrong Thing To Do Southern Accents - live @ Gainseville ie from the documentary Honey Bee
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    If it's "Hits" one definition = big impact songs that resonated / singles that were popular. tricky in contemporary era ... drawing on physical units, downloads, data from YouTube & how often played on streaming services. So in that sense, logically, a song on YouTube with 68 million hits is a contender. Even if hahaha it's 68 Prince fans watching it a million times each. While My Guitar Gently Weeps. {I'm here for fun & cheerful discussion about Tom Petty music.}
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Well, all of the ones you've selected are worthy contendors. Just like you, I've thought & discussed similar ideas about this, on & off. One idea is - gasp - to retire all songs in "Wildflowers" album from consideration. Why? Because many people love "Wildflowers" as a whole album, it's maybe better to hear those songs in that context, rather than in isolation. Also, because each Wildflower song is so fine, it's almos a case of "okay, all of Wildflowers and some other songs..." Haha. Risk it can tend to dominate any long-list of possible songs! Which is unfair, as many songs from other albums are also contenders for any short-list, especially one as short as 18 songs.
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    I'm gonna start right off by saying I like the idea of this, I really do. ❤️ Questions are only to tighten up any blurred edges before I get started. That's okay with you? okay... so am I right in thinking that you're open to including songs from albums: Wildflowers She's The One Echo Last DJ Highway Companion Mudcrutch 1 Mojo Hypnotic Eye Mudcrutch 2 Q but not necessarily all songs off retrospective albums like: Playback Anthology: Through The Years Live Anthology Would it be easiest if only allow songs from those retrospective albums if they were actually performed after 1994? For example,"Melinda" on Live Anthology. Q how about TP songs originally written before 1994 but only first released on an album after 1994? Like "Keep A Little Soul"? Q or as a twist on that... What about really great post-1994 versions of earlier Tom Petty songs? Like the later "Handle With Care" at Concert For George rather than earlier "Handle With Care" from Wilburys' album? my brain's about to collapse, but I think maybe that's all the groundwork questions. For now Q: what about Tom's collaborations with other people (performing his own material or to covering someone else's). For example that amazing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Prince & others? If allow that one (and I think it's a contender) then maybe also songs from other proper commemorative albums (but not live moments in concerts only available via bootleg): Go a Cat Go (Carl Perkins) Cash's "Unchained" album Concert For George I'm Walking (Fats Domino) JJ Cale album 3-ish songs with Eric Clapton & i think there's a Hank Williams tribute too maybe?
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    Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    Sweet challenge. 🎼 very appropriate for this week's super-full-moon Q: So how many album songs do you have gathered at the starters' gate? Q that I see you have already A (answered)... "How about covers from live shows?" Okay, not them. Fair enough. Q: What kinda criteria are you using? Are the greatest songs for you the ones that you personally love most? (Seems sensible)
  13. Woke up this morning & Spotify's eagerly tugging my arm: "Look, look, listen... Tom Petty & Heartbreakers' new album is here!"
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    What do you need to do today?

    Plant hedge of sweet peas using scented climbing varieties in rainbow of colors.
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    Mike Campbell's fav records

    Up on Cripple Creek, Don't Do It, The Weight and maybe The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Oh yes, these 4 are undeniably wonderful, aren't they? Or "Beautiful", as Mavis Staples breathes into her microphone at the end of Weight. From blues perspective, as well as Paul Butterfield, a shout-out for their performances with: Muddy Waters (Mannish Boy) & Eric Clapton (Further On Up The Road).
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    2019 speculation

    Agree is very sucky indeed. though I am very happy whenever I read things like this: We get along really well. Neil Finn is like a brother to me; we really connected, and everyone is having such a blast.
  17. Um... trick question - there is no "worst" 😀
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    "Best Of Everything" album released

    Saw this somewhere on-line. So true. 😀 (Not the case for Heartbreakers, obviously. They kept making quality of horse's tail end of picture.) really like what you say about what Wildflowers means to you.
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    Mike Campbell's fav records

    Ok. If you want to explain my own message back to me, go ahead. Look, main point. So have you tracked down & listened to the musician / albums Mike Campbell mentioned yet? YouTube. Spotify. You'll hear "Born In Chicago" (that TPATH covers) track 1 on debut album. That might be interesting for you. You want my opinion? I included the "Mystery Train" clip as well as albums mentioned. I did this because it's an example of Paul Butterfield live on stage. Also, in my opinion, a) they are smokin' hot in that collaboration & b) PB shows us all what a gun (ie excellent) harp player he is, using it as a main instrument for solos & c) they all slay that song. In my opinion, if you don't like my musical recommendation, so what, you don't like it. I'm not losing sleep over your musical taste. But it's a bit brutally honest of you to say you think they're awful, when it's likely I think they are awesome. I'm saying, graciously, well, in that case, it's the end of road for me on that topic with you. Broader point. Have you perhaps ever watched the 1976 concert documentary "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorsese? (The interview technique directly influenced Rob Reiner when making "Spinal Tap".) "Last Waltz" is where the "Mystery Train" clip came from. As it seems that song's new for you, it's possible you've not seen the concert yet. As my own recommendation, for what it's worth, everyone should see "Last Waltz", as it's fantastic. In my opinion, the music they create that night draws from the same mountain stream that TPATH drunk deeply from. You know how at "Concert For George" there's a whole crowd of creative people who're George Harrison's musical peers? Well, it's the same for "Last Waltz". So for us, it's a rich sampler of musicians including Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Eric Clapton, Staple family, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawk Hawkins and more. Not TPATH, but not a million miles away. These are people TPATH collaborated with, praised, dedicated songs to &/or covered songs by. Whether you personally respond to that music - or not - is up to you. In my opinion, it is self-evident that something special was created by a loose collaboration of people whose musical taste is matched by their skills & ability. And maybe that special, elusive, something somehow influenced TPATH.
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    Mike Campbell's fav records

    That's The Band. I guess you had a typo. To your ears the vocals of Paul Butterfield, Levon Helm & Rick Danko sound "awful"? Levon? Well, if that's the case, we're in different universes & are coming at the whole genre of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' music in very different ways. Musical differences, indeed. I think the most gracious thing is for me to chose to say nothing more to you on the topic of Paul Butterfield or Mike Campbell's favorite record / musical influences. Nothing.
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    "Best Of Everything" album released

    ...is fine to see other people in my community showing such good taste... creates a sense of shared appreciation for these guys & their music. At my city's main music shop (new & vintage, vinyl & CD) they show a top 10 list of what's selling. "Best Of Everything" is rock-steady on #2 spot ever since its release. (Who's on #1 comes & goes, different releases, influenced by in-store signings.)
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    Mike Campbell's fav records

    You would've heard Paul Butterfield singing & playing harp with The Band for Mystery Train.
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    Mike Campbell's fav records

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    Mike Campbell's fav records

    They're pretty fabulous.
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    "Best Of Everything" album released

    Girl On LSD - nope, not played on my areas radio stations either. Hah! about Born In USA! One of those 30 squillion was bought by me. For the music, not because of cover art.
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