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Tom Petty (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by eberg15101, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. AboutAGirl

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    Re: Official Tom Petty Thread

    which two albums are the duds?? Not that I think everything they did was golden, I just want to know which two you don't like.

    The way I see it... Petty had his new wave rock thing for a decade & a half. Then circa Full Moon Fever he switched over to more of a folkish thing. And he did that for a couple of decades almost, and then Mudcrutch came along, pointing his work in a much more groovey, sort of Allman Brothers-esque direction. I'm wondering if he's going to stick with it for a couple decades.
     
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    I agree with this. Petty & Heartbreakers keep putting out albums that their hardcore fans really-really enjoy...and meanwhile, they're picking up new fans along the way, with their new music, and not just the classics.

    To me - Tom Petty & Heartbreakers are rock royalty. They're are up there with The Rolling Stone, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd - and that's high praise from me.

    And you know what is the best part of Tom Petty & Heartbreakers?
    they show no sign of slowing down! [​IMG]
     
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    I disagree about the course of things.. I already described that in my OP though:heheh:

    as for the two albums.. The Last DJ and Let Me Up I've Had Enough... those two don't sit right with me, I don't like the majority of the songs on them, and I feel that the band had done, does, and will do much better.. definitely not bad numbers though.. two out of all the others definitely isn't bad:D


    I actually can respect them more than Floyd, Zeppelin, Stones, The Who:heheh: and not just because I like their tunes better... of course that is the main reason, but I don't think any of those bands evolved as much, Daltrey and Townsend are close in the improvement and evolving, but I don't think the band as a whole changed or improved as much.. they both started at very, very good points though.. Agreed about the slowing down part though:heheh:
     
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    Mmm... I'd love to hear how you would outline it yourself, big fan that you are. I see your OP but all you did was state the facts about what was released when. I could imagine maybe adding a synthy middle period into the mix and there was much 'rock' about their 90s output, but it was definetly more of an organic and folksier mentality.
     
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    Re: Official Tom Petty Thread

    This post confused me a little, but I'll try to answer what I think you're asking:heheh:

    They started out with a very swampy and bluesy sound.. also had a very 60s like influence, I think they almost started out folkier than they ended up because of the heavy Byrds influence on the early HB's, they had that sound for a while, but it changed up a bit with each album, in the 80s they got into a slower sound, this was epitomized by Southern Accents IMO, then later in the 80s Full Moon Fever era, I don't think it got folky at all.. the songs were very layered and a lot of studio work went into.. definitely not any more so than the first album.. it didn't have some of the swampiness or blues sound that the early albums had.. through the ninetees I think Petty's writing was more mellow, but also encompassed a hard rock influence.. Mike Campbell also had a lot to do with the hard rock in the albums during that period, by Highway Companions they got back into their roots I think, it sounded like it had simpler writing, then mudcrutch which took them back to a very swampy sound, like the original mudcrutch sounds, very southern and bluesy, and now here we are with Mojo... I hope that answered what you were asking.. and all in my opiinion of course:D
     
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    Awesome.. thank you for posting this Groovy, it wasn't shown in my area:grinthumb
     
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    Re: Official Tom Petty Thread

    Just going back through some tunes, and found a gem I forgot about off of the Playback anthology.. the last song on the last CD:heheh:
    It's a B side from 1973, written by Tom, and recorded by Mudcrutch


    Up In Mississippi Tonight
     
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    Re: Official Tom Petty Thread

    A much needed bump:bump:


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adria-petty/tom-pettys-dont-pull-me-over_b_797020.html

    A video was released for "Don't Pull Me Over".. it was done by Petty's son and his crew.. Pretty cool video, something fairly basic with quite a bit of flair, and I think it's pretty cool that he digs his dad's music like it seems he does.. Also, just going by this, I get the feeling that he has his head on pretty straight... which isn't the case with a lot of celebrity/famous person/musician/pop culture star children, as seen on this thing called..reality TV..:heheh:

     

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