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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-American Girl 40th Anniversary

This is more or less where it all started for those of us who missed Tom Petty‘s formative years in Mudcrutch in the clubs around Gainesville FL . It is a miracle that “American Girl” on the 1976 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   over forty years ago was ever discovered to be played […]

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Into the Great Wide Open 25th Anniversary

Two significant events informed the songwriting on 1991’s Into the Great Wide Open , Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ first post-Traveling Wilburys/Full Moon Fever effort with his own band. First,Tom turned forty. “I’ll probably look back at this as some kind of mid-life crisis album,” Petty chuckles ,”and go ,’God, I should’ve just lightened up ! Should’ve had a drink and forgot about it !’ But I suppose I’m just working a lot of things out.It’s very hard living your life as we have in tour buses and airplanes for all of this time. I think when I turned 40 I kinda did , as most people do, get a little reflective about ‘Where have we been?And where are we going?’ And you do kind of realize that ,’ Gee, twenty more and I’m outta here !’ So you do take stock of that , you do.”

The second significant factor was that the songs for Into the Great Wide Open were written with a pre-9/11 perspective during Desert Storm Gulf War 1…(more)

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Greg Lake- Affairs of the Heart- Dallas 1992

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer showed up In the Studio one afternoon with a curvy blonde (guitar) on his lap and serenaded us with this spine-tingling rendition of “Affairs of the Heart”. Greg returns In the Studio with old friend Carl Palmer the week of July 25 to reminisce about the days making […]

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Even the Losers

Some of my personal favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs, plus a couple of terrific cover chestnuts, have been collected for the collection Kiss My Amps 2 for this year’s annual Record Store Day  worldwide. Following the previous Record Store Day release of the original Kiss My Amps, the obligatory  Kiss My Amps Vol. […]