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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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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. […]

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-You Wreck Me- San Francisco 2/6/97

Tom Petty tears a page from the Buddy Holly school of minimalism with three simple descending chords and a red hot live band, the Heartbreakers, during the impressive Fillmore residency in San Francisco the first week of February 1997. Mike Campbell ( l ) of the Heartbreakers with Tom Petty.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Gloria- San Francisco 2-6-97

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were among the best working bands on the planet even before they did twenty nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore early in 1997, but this not-to-be-missed performance of Van Morrison’s “Gloria” certainly doesn’t hurt the case for that contention. –Redbeard

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Don’t Bring Me Down-Boston 1978

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers only had two albums of material from which to draw for their club sets ( which often meant several sets a night), the band would reach down at just the right time and throw a change up cover song such as “Don’t Bring Me Down” that would shift the […]

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-I Won’t Back Down-San Francisco 2-6-97

Big anniversary coming for this song and the now-legendary first Tom Petty solo album, Full Moon Fever, which Tom will recall here In the Studio the week of April 14. Note how Florida native Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stand their ground with a six-string rather than a six-shooter. So to set the table here’s […]

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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)