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  2. I was just reading about a releasee of the great 1950s movie A Face in the Crowd on blu-ray and it made me wonder if TP had seen that film when he wrote the song. I know he loves classic movies, as he has done commercial reads for TCM and once told an interviewer that if he checked into a hotel on the road and they didn't have TCM on the TV, he checked out immediately. I also thought of "It's Good To Be King", which seems borrowed from a recurring punchline in Mel Brooks' History of the World Part 1. Anyway, how many TP song titles double as film titles, or lines of dialogue from classic films? Here are a few I found on IMDB: Airport A Face in the Crowd Breakdown Red River The Wild One, Forever Won't Back Down The Best of Everything Wildflowers Billy The Kid versus Dracula Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Between Two Worlds Candy Dark of the Sun Good Enough The Hurt Locker Joe Let Yourself Go The City of Lost Children The Man Who Loves/d Women Mystery Man Nightwatchman Nowhere Rebels Surrender The Waiting You Tell Me
  3. peterdimples

    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    Something that stands out about Southern Accents is that the band played 8 out of 9 of its songs, night after night, on tour. I don't think any other album came close to receiving such a showcase in the live set.
  4. Hoodoo Man

    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    I really like the slide guitar live version of Southern Accents off of the Kiss my amp vol 2/ Live Anthology. Could have been an entirely different approach to the albums if they did more slide and less horns... such a raw feel to the song in that version which seemed even more heartfelt somehow.
  5. nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    4/22/19 The Romantics
  6. franferparraga

    Darkhorse Radio

    Thanks so much.. 😀
  7. Last week
  8. Big Blue Sky

    Old & new interviews with Tom & the Heartbreakers

    Extract mentioning the awesome Wrecking Crew! (my highlighting) GM: When I last saw you guys it was at the Beacon in 2013. You opened with an amazing version of “Steppin’ Stone.” Are there any covers that you did live that you wish you’d cut in the studio as well? MC: We’d do a cover because we had all grown up with the same roots and we all liked the same things. We all liked that version of that song — the Paul Revere (and the Raiders) version, not The Monkees. Any cover we would do was because someone would have brought it in and we would all understand it. We already knew the song. We would listen to the record again and then do it our way. It was always fun because we grew up on those songs. BT: We would do the Raider’s “Steppin’ Stone.” The Monkees did a great version too — even though it may be The Wrecking Crew actually playing on both. But we kinda leaned toward the Raiders as far as that song goes. In fact, I think I learned the song off their record.
  9. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Old & new interviews with Tom & the Heartbreakers

    Thanks.
  10. nurktwin

    Rock N Roll Drive-In

    4/19/19 Tonight's show features Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers live in concert. Toronto, Canada 3/17/95
  11. Thelonious

    Old & new interviews with Tom & the Heartbreakers

    From the Goldminemag-Interview: BT: We have so much unreleased material that’s fantastic. Completely unreleased. The demo tapes from my parents’ living room with Mudcrutch live on two tracks that got us the record deal in the first place. We have that and I’d say about a third of that is really stellar. We have almost an entire alternate record which is from the same time as Hypnotic Eye. We have stuff all through that period. That’s the purpose of American Treasure. Did you ever hear the song “You Can Still Change Your Mind”? Did you ever spot this song version deep in Hard Promises, or the Wildflowers album? I don’t think that there would be An American Treasure 2. My hope would be to do something that pays attention to a certain period of the band. I don’t know what anyone’s plan is for that kind of thing. It’s just a dream of mine. I know that there’s a lot that had to be left off of American Treasure. With (Best of Everything) there had to be a comprehensive set. Everyone deserves one. The years we were with Shelter and then MCA, those years are pretty much bookended by the first album with “American Girl” and “Breakdown” and the Into The Great Wide Open record. The Warner period begins with Wildflowers and ends with the second Mudcrutch record. That’s a lot of stuff!
  12. Thelonious

    Old & new interviews with Tom & the Heartbreakers

    Here's a great new and looong Interview with Mike and Ben: https://www.goldminemag.com/features/the-heartbreakers-fortify-the-legacy-of-tom-petty
  13. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    I agree. How about dames? Or better yet...goils. Da goils sure love Petty and dose Heartsbreaker. They got moxie, see.
  14. Big Blue Sky

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Communicate by using whatever words you want. It's your free & independent life. This might be interesting browsing, though. From same years as Damn The Torpedoes & Hard Promises - Miller & Swift's classic from 1980 - The Handbook of Non-Sexist Writing for Writers, Editors and Speakers. "Lady is used most effectively to evoke a certain standard of propriety, correct behaviour, or elegance. Because of these connotations, lady is not a synonym for woman in the primary senseof that word any more than gentleman is a synonym for man. A Birmingham lady has been named in the case... is arch. A better choice would be A Birmingham woman has been named ...or, using an appropriate identification, A former official of the Red Cross in Birmingham has been named in the case. Like other unnecessary words, lady has a diminishing effect when dragged in: Her colleagues know her as a fighting lady to be reckoned with is stronger when it becomes: Her colleagues know her as a fighter to be reckoned with. (pages 68-69). ...Woman has come into its own as a strong, positive term, like man, connoting responsible adulthood. (page 73)
  15. Big Blue Sky

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Not trying to be annoying or harsh. Thanks for your question. No, actually, I'm not suggesting that at all. Perish the thought. TP 1991 is smokin' hot. I'm saying that their onstage game is only part of their appeal. That people respond: some to the dancing, some to the music and - to clarify - some people to both the music and the dancing. What lies at the heart of those magic connections between performers & audiences? Love, joy, happiness... PS FYI Not all women appreciate being called "ladies". "Ladies" implies all sorts of social etiquette. Some people find that annoying. You absolutely might not be implying anything when you innocently say "ladies" in general conversation. But it might help if you realise that's how some people hear it.
  16. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    I meant I don't like watching Tom dance and that goes for anyone in the band, I don't care how well Mike Campbell cuts a rug or how well Stan can Frug. I guess Steve's tap dancing would be a possible exception but he ain't even on this video. Ha ha, you're taking this much too seriously. While I'm all for nuance on serious matters (especially online when there's no vocal tells) this is a rock-n-roll show with a giant fairy tale tree as background, evil presidents and a harmonica delivering wyvern. I'm not going to qualify every statement, that's just darn boring and really unnecessary. Of course women can appreciate musical technique and there's some who don't find Tom attractive (yeah right) and whooooo zzzzzzzzzzzz. What was I droning on about? Set list? Zzzzzzzzzzz. Not only do the ladies in the crowd enjoy watching Tom dance, they love it when he saunters up to the mic and says things like "...babydoll..." and "...hello..."
  17. TomFest

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Kinda harsh. Are you suggesting there isn't a sexual aspect to women's attraction to Tom Petty? Of course there is. As a straight male, that wouldn't apply to me, but to deny it exists - and primarily but not exclusively for women - would be naive.
  18. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    'Llamas hold each other tight' and other mondegreens.

    Ha ha ha! And apt too if you think about poor Penelope...
  19. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    'Llamas hold each other tight' and other mondegreens.

    These are hilarious, thanks for posting this. I don't know how I missed this topic back in July, it's great! cheers
  20. TomFest

    'Llamas hold each other tight' and other mondegreens.

    It's not a Tom Petty song, but my daughter to this day insists that Steven Tyler is saying "sing for the milk, and sing for the beer". I laugh every time she says that.
  21. Big Blue Sky

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Except for Tom's dancing, sorry ladies I'm sure you liked it but...blehh. Terrible. Really? Some people might read that comment as you're sure ladies like Tom's dancing? What is this, the culture section of The Medieval Weekly? Or are you writing a review of people going crazy when Elvis Presley shakes his hips? Or when George & Paul shake their moptops and sing Yeaaaahhh into the one microphone? I hope not. Obviously you are way more intelligent than that & realise that you, me, we, the people, are a lot more nuanced. So, I'm guessing it's just a throw away line in the middle of a post... not to be taken as any more than it is. Sure, that's fine. However. Surely the deeply-held principle is that any band's on-stage game (including dancing) is only part of their appeal. We (that's all fans, not just these mythical "ladies") can appreciate that. So: "gents" can appreciate dancing too; "ladies" can appreciate music technique too. Or, hey, radical thought, we can think of music audiences as people... & not go splitting them into groups unnecessarily. Signed by The People's Front or is it The Popular Front (you know, the Splitters! scene from Life of Brian)
  22. Big Blue Sky

    'Llamas hold each other tight' and other mondegreens.

    Much to my recent surprise, lyrics in Stop Draggin' My Heart Around apparently include the guy singing: I know you really want to tell me goodbye / I know you really want to be your own girl Oh! I have always heard this as: I know you really want to tell me goodbye / I know you really want to be younger "Younger" is, no offence, better... Okay, not better, obviously, but more in line with the deeply trapped mood of Insider. "Your own girl" he's saying he knows she's developing a vision of her own independent future. Which creates a spark hope & positivity for her in the middle of this fight. Whereas, for me, "younger" is much more emo &, like I say, trapped in an endless struggle, where what she wants is either impossible or desperate... A) It implies he understands she has a deep regret for all the time invested in their now-toxic relationship & she has an impossible dream of, "oh boy, if we could go back in time, we could've never ended up here". B )Or he's got this insight that she's wishing to somehow cling onto her earlier, younger self... (In an ageist society, "young" has value & so we see some people desperately cling to that, spending gazillions on plastic surgery etc).
  23. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    On March 18th, 1978 I saw these guys at Cal Jam II on their first trip around the U.S. This is about 5 weeks later at the Rainbow in London. This show just came out on DVD......what took so long?
  24. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    Here's the author's take. http://333sound.com/tom-petty-week-day-3-my-perfect-version-of-southern-accents/
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