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  1. 1. Which TP box set would you like to see released and why?

    • All the Rest
      6
    • 1993 Greatest Hits Sessions*
      2
    • 1997 Fillmore Residency Box
      3


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Less than 2 weeks and counting! I wanted to try tossing out a handful of random/hodgepodge mini-topics out there, and see what sticks. Maybe one or more will spark or spur a few more conversations before it's finally time to move on. Feel free to jump in or add your own to this list.

1. Take my skateboard, take my snowboard, take my wallet, take my car...

We've heard that there's a 7-minute studio version of Breakdown. I would love to hear it some day, and wonder if it will ever be released. Hard to imagine there wouldn't be some extended, moody guitar work from Mike here.

2. Not On Label

I was checking again to see what WF vinyl is going for these days. Anyone ever seen this before? Unofficial Wildflowers LP - on cream vinyl
https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/1112305204

3.Interesting tidbit.

Stan’s departure was announced on Oct. 20, 1994.
https://www.thepettyarchives.com/archives/miscellany/newsletters/1995-february
Notice that particular date?

4. 400 Days in a gig in the South...

I always thought it was odd/random that 400 film first became available on the Deluxe version of the Live Anthology. Why do you think the 400 Days doc was shelved in the first place? I also wonder if it was Tom’s idea to document the recording and subsequent tour of the Wildflowers album this way. Was it Martyn Atkins idea?

5. Rare shows

Which show would you rather hear:
- 1993 Viper Room Opening Night
- 1996 one-off show, where several yet-to-be-released STO songs were played

6. Next Archive Release

Which Box Set release do you want to see the most?
- All the Rest
- HB GH sessions 1993*
- Fillmore Box set

7. My Back Pages

I've read Zollo book and Zanes book. But I haven't checked out any of these. Have you read them, and are they any good?

- Rock and Roll Guardian https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Petty-Guardian-Rotondo-Paperback/dp/B014I8D506/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2C80BFBGIZLYS&dchild=1&keywords=tom+petty+rock+and+roll+guardian&qid=1595088537&sprefix=tom+petty+rock+and+%2Caps%2C258&sr=8-5

- A Rock and Roll Life https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Petty-Rock-Roll-Life/dp/0980056187/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=tom+petty&qid=1595088662&s=books&sr=1-13

- Definitely looking forward to this one: https://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-You-Feel-Free-Angeles/dp/1642935115/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=tom+petty&qid=1595088698&s=books&sr=1-15

8. But what about Bugs?

Has there been a tread dedicated yet to Alan "Bugs" Weidel? I think he was more than just a roadie. He basically rode shotgun with Tom throughout the duration of his whole career. He was with Tom when he saw his mom for the last time in the hospital. He drove Tom to his dad’s funeral. He ran the tape during the HB recording sessions. Can you imagine the perspective and insider stories he must have of Tom, his family and the band? Has he been featured or interviewed before on TP Radio? I think someone could conduct a multi-part podcast series where Bugs can talk about his life and time with Tom. The man behind the scenes who got a front row seat to it all.

 

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Bueller. Bueller....Anyone??

*Rubin says the band recorded somewhere in the ballpark of 50 songs...!!

 

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Im looking forward to All the Rest seeing the light of day and would love a Fillmore Box set. Dont really need another greatest hits after the last two packages after he passed.

 

I did not know about the LA Specific TP book coming. May need to check it out.  I do own Rock N Roll Guardian but found I could not finish it when I read it. Have read Zanes book a few times and the old Zollo Book.  Have not gotten to the new edition strangely.  I really was looking forward to it and own it in paperback but it has not made it to the read pile as yet. :(  

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20 hours ago, RedfordCowboy said:

Has he been featured or interviewed before on TP Radio?

Bugs hosted a 1-hour special called "The Music Behind Mojo" on Tom Petty Radio on June 17 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Mojo. 

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On July 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM, RedfordCowboy said:

We've heard that there's a 7-minute studio version of Breakdown. I would love to hear it some day, and wonder if it will ever be released.

I think eventually things like this will see the light of day. It may be a let down though you never know. May be fun to hear how they went with it instrumentally that long; are you talking about the original version where Mike plays the main riff just at the end?

On July 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM, RedfordCowboy said:

I always thought it was odd/random that 400 film first became available on the Deluxe version of the Live Anthology. Why do you think the 400 Days doc was shelved in the first place?

I don't even know if I ever watched the full thing. To speculate, it could be they figured no audience for it. Maybe it didn't turn out the way Tom or others liked. Maybe it was a royaltly/money issue. Maybe it just slid through the cracks.

On July 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM, RedfordCowboy said:

1993 Viper Room Opening Night
- 1996 one-off show, where several yet-to-be-released STO songs were played

Even though I've hit live TPATH over saturation, I'd go with both. The first one has Stan playing some WF live and maybe some other deep cuts who knows? Plus the energy of a small club. The latter, for the STO tunes.

 

On July 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM, RedfordCowboy said:

Which Box Set release do you want to see the most?
- All the Rest
- HB GH sessions 1993*
- Fillmore Box set

For the hardcore fans, All The Rest, simply because they've waited so long and seemingly been close to hearing it before it just vanished again. But really, all three are good though the Fillmore aside from a deep cut here or there and good sound quality is much too late in the day for my taste. 1998 and it'd be amazing but now, there's been a plethora of live TPATH generously shared so the potency of that set doesn't have the appeal for me that it does for others. Still, hope all three are released.

Of course, the HB GH sessions could be fantastic, the last hurrah of Stan with the band.

On July 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM, RedfordCowboy said:

I've read Zollo book and Zanes book. But I haven't checked out any of these.

Never heard of' 'em but thanks for the links. For me, Zollo's book, the original edition is the best TPATH book out there.

On July 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM, RedfordCowboy said:

8. But what about Bugs?

 

Nice conversing with you here Redford and your Mindbending topics. Take care!

cheers

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