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Paul Pless
05-25-2013, 05:17 PM
As seen on the BBC series Rock Goes to College, which featured 'up and coming' artist. Pretty easy to see 'it' was all there by 1980. . .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNXGD0eZ1xM

Flying Orca
05-25-2013, 06:49 PM
Pretty easy to see 'it' was all there by 1980. . .

I should hope so - he'd released a gold album followed by a platinum album (the latter one of his finest) and had several top 40 singles by then.

Glen Longino
05-25-2013, 06:54 PM
It's comforting to me that Tom is still around after all these years.

Glen Longino
05-25-2013, 07:00 PM
Is anybody surprised?

Flying Orca
05-25-2013, 07:42 PM
Over 2,000 songs on my playlist, and not a single Tom Petty.

Modify that...I think he may be on some cuts with other folks, Like Roy Orbison.

Pity - he's a good writer with one of the best bands in the business, worth listening to just to hear Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench do their thing.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
05-25-2013, 08:31 PM
He's great live.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6blhEUjKo

Chip-skiff
05-25-2013, 09:37 PM
Early Tom Petty was a band called The Byrds.

Glen Longino
05-25-2013, 10:23 PM
:):):)

Breakaway
05-25-2013, 11:58 PM
I saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers live in 1980 at Belmont Park, NY. ( "Party in the Park"). It was a music festival The Good Rats ( local/regional heroes) and Rick Derringer headlining.

I remember climbing a pine tree to get a better look at this guy singing "Refugee."

Still have the T-shirt. If I can dig it up I'll post a pic.

Kevin

Flying Orca
05-26-2013, 10:46 AM
Early Tom Petty was a band called The Byrds.

Funny story about that - when "American Girl" came out (77), Roger McGuinn was still rather drug-addled, and he has said that when he heard the song on the radio he thought it was the Byrds, saying to himself, "That's a good song we did, but man, I don't remember recording it!"

Ross M
05-26-2013, 10:48 AM
He's great live.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6blhEUjKo

That live anthology album is worth every penny, IMO. Great selection, superb recording, surprising covers.

I thought I was probably burned out on TP, but noooooo.....

Gerarddm
05-26-2013, 10:52 AM
Read an interview once where he believes the Heartbreakers are best live band ever.

Chip-skiff
05-26-2013, 04:32 PM
Funny story about that - when "American Girl" came out (77), Roger McGuinn was still rather drug-addled, and he has said that when he heard the song on the radio he thought it was the Byrds, saying to himself, "That's a good song we did, but man, I don't remember recording it!"

Ha! Definite case of "style transplant." I think Petty even played a Rickenbacker at first.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ihA0Yd0KL.jpg

Yup—

Flying Orca
05-26-2013, 04:34 PM
Read an interview once where he believes the Heartbreakers are best live band ever.

He's not far off, now that the Band is gone. Mark Knopfler's band is a contender, though.