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 on album rock radio: it was sequenced tenth, last song on side 2! Here TP and the best working band in America strip it down to its essence during a multi-night stand at San Francisco’s Fillmore in February 1997.- Redbeard