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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:28 pm

Any Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans here?

My favorite Southern rock band (Gainsville, FL).
I came on as a fan in 1985 with the release of the Southern Accents LP in 1985 with the 'Don't Come Around Here No More' video.
I've only seen them live in concert once in 1995 and they were awesome!  Smokin cool
There last LP 'The Last DJ' came out less than a year ago but the lame record industry didn't want to promote it because his lyrics was airing the industry's dirty laundry.

I own all 15 of there LPs (1976-2002)



Any other fans here?











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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:37 pm

Mark me down.

There is something to be said for music that is played by bands that have their own instruments.

That and you start to get some good life lessons out of his music.

Something you won't see in today's songs.
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:44 pm

A Cessna 152 crashed in to his swimming pool back in 1987.
It's featured on the inside sleeve of his 1987 LP 'Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)'.
not his best album  Sad



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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:55 pm

L-188:
There is something to be said for music that is played by bands that have their own instruments.

That and you start to get some good life lessons out of his music.

Something you won't see in today's songs.


You must own his recent album 'The Last DJ'.
He talks about those exact themes you mentioned.
Tom Petty pissed off the industry so much that they didn't promote the album nor did he perform on Saturday Night Live. The first time he didn't in his entire career.

Yet they allow brats like Rage Against The Machine and Pearl Jam make all the noise they want!  Pissed

That ticks me off!
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:25 pm

I purchased one of his albums from cdnow.com once, but I must admit I haven't listened to it at all, or maybe once... I was after a song that I liked... something like that

what's wrong with pearl jam and rage against the machine
pearl jam have proven their talent, and rage against the machine have a fabulous guitarist, tom morello

different styles. but the talent is definitely there
 
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:29 pm

Kay:
I was focusing on there rants against the industry. It's ok for those young brats like Rage and P Jam to b!tch about the industry yet Tom Petty who as been around for a generation gets punished for speaking up.

Maybe Petty's fan base is more mature and will listen to the lyrics and it will sink in.

Which Tom Petty CD did you get anyway?
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:38 pm

I am not sure it is listed in your pictures, it might be, I bought it in 1999 or 2000, and I think it was either some kind of Best of, or their latest one


I agree with you regarding the youngs yelling around
 
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:08 pm

I am.

actually I just played "Mary Jane's Last Dance" ....good band.
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:58 pm

I've been known to listen to a little Tom Petty here and there. I'm not what you could call a "total fan," but there are some songs of his that I definitely like.

Hmmm..

Free Fallin'
Learning to Fly
Something in the Air (cover)
Runnin' down a Dream,
and so on and so forth...

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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:26 pm

You don't know how it feels, man  Big grin

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Mark me down dude.
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:29 pm

Mark me down too...
 
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:25 pm

Oh yeah! Love the guitar solo at the end of "Runnin' Down A Dream", wish it would keep on going.....How about his Wilbury alter ego? Pretty good stuff there too!
 
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:38 am

Count me in as a fan too - agreed 'Runnin' Down A Dream' has to be his number 1 - but I really can't think of a bad track of his.
His video clips were very innovative for the times too.

And as the last poster said, his contribution to the Travellin' Wilburys was superb. About time TW ver 3 was formed I reckon.

Does anyone know where the video for "Learnin' To Fly" was shot?
It's a graveyard of big prop planes - PV2 Neptunes, Martin 404s, Grumman Goose/Albatross and something that looks like an old Avro Anson! Although it looks like it has metal fuselage not fabric which of course wouldn't last any time out in the desert where this is located. Maybe it's a Beech 18 - can't see the tail.

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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:41 am

YES, I am a big Tom Petty fan. His songs are great!!!
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:20 am

Count me in!

Here are my "TP" faves:

"American Girl"
"I Need To Know"
"Listen To Her Heart"
"Here Comes My Girl"
"Refugee"
"Rebels"
"Southern Accents"
"Free Falling"
"Feel A Whole Lot Better"
"The Apartment Song"
"Learning To Fly"
"You And I Will Meet Again"
"Kings Highway"
"Love Is A Long Road"
"You Got Lucky"


And while on the subject of Mr Petty, anyone remember the two albums he did along with Jeff Lyne, the Late Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and the Late George Harrison under the name of "Travelling Wilburys"?

I have both CD's, although I think that "Volume 1" is the better of the two.

Incidentally, I heard that the reason they skipped from Volume one to Volume three was a sort of tribute to Mr. Orbison.

Apparently if someone remarked that "they are missing one", they could say "yes we are".
 
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:27 am

Although I'm not a diehard Tom Petty fan, I had the opportunity to see him live some years ago. It remains, to this day, one of the greatest performances I've seen. No frills, no gimmicks, just a group of talented musicians who put 110% into the show. The Heartbreakers are some of the most underrated performers in music.
 
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:04 am

You don't know how it feels, to be meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I had to sing along too! Great band for sure, and I agree with a few above saying they are underrated. They just play good down to earth music. Great driving tunes.
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:07 am

Count me in too!

My favorite album is Long After Dark.
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:21 am

You can count me in on this one.........I think Tom Petty is fantastic!!!!

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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:26 am

This one does it for me:

Tom Petty LOUISIANA RAIN lyrics

Well it was out in California by the San Diego sea
That was when I was taken in and it left its mark on me
Yeah she nearly drove me crazy with all those China toys
And I know she really didn't mean a thing to any of those sailor boys

Louisiana rain is falling at my feet
Baby I'm noticing the change as I move down the street
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

South Carolina put out its arms for me
Right up until everything went black somewhere on Lonely Street
And I still can't quite remember who helped me to my feet
Thank God for a love that followed the angel's remedy

Louisiana rain is falling just like tears
Running down my face, washing out the years
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

Well I never will get over this English refugee
Singing to the jukebox in some all-night beanery
Yeah he was eating pills like candy and chasing them with tea
You should have seen him lick his lips, that old black muddied beak

Louisiana rain is falling at my feet
Baby I'm noticing the change as I move down the street
Louisian rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

Louisiana rain is falling just like tears
Running down my face, washing out the years
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge


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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:50 am

I'm a fan! Saw him last year when he came to Minneapolis/St. Paul, what a kickass concert!

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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:07 am

I really regret missing his 20 shows in a row at the Fillmore here in San Francisco back in 1997.
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:10 pm

Didn't Tom Petty spend some time in Durango at some point or am I just letting myself be misled again?

also, Rage Against the Machine generally directed their songs towards corporate america in general, specifically coming off very strong against corporations like NIKE and GAP for running sweat shops, and also against police bruitality, specifically voicing very strong opposition to the conviction of Mumia Abu Jamal. They even played at a Free Mumia rally with the Beastie Boys.

Pearl Jam is very anti-Music industry, and how many times do you year their new cds promoted? never. They have long since renounced the industry, they are still together making great music, but the only songs that you will here from them on radio are the early songs from TEN, also Better Man will be played once in a while. Once in a blue moon on late night they will play I am Mine or Evolution, but that is about it. Pearl Jam has gone, for the most part, indie, although I think some of their songs are still released on either Epic or Virgin (odd how a record label and an airline have the same name... same company?) but other than that, they are Indie.

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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:17 am

I wasn't a fan at first (back in the 80s or so)... But, I've warmed-up to them in recent years. I like their mellow style of rock. Matter of fact, when I think Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, I think of their song Learning to Fly - What a cool tune. Sometimes, ya just wanna listen to some mellow tunes while cruising down the highway to some far away place....

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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:01 am

Mark me down as well. I saw them when they came to Chicago back in July 2001.
 
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RE: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Fans?

Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:10 pm

Matt D:
Thanks for the list.
It gives me an idea of which Tom Petty songs to put on the 'audiophile' tape I am making for you now.
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