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2017-10-03 05:19:49 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: he had this strange calmness when he wasn't rocking.


Smack is good for that kinda thing.
 
2017-10-03 05:24:49 PM  

factoryconnection: sonnyboy11: Haha yea. Not his cleanest runs there but he still had a good night. It is freakin Mike Campbell after all. Love that tone.

I really have always liked his style and tone, which is why listening to him trip over something he's played 1000 times live was glaring.


2 things. One: he did butcher it, you're right. Shockingly bad. seriously, because:
two: he's probably played that sound much more than 1000 times.
 
2017-10-03 05:41:45 PM  
CSB:

When I was a young lad still running track, I was lined up for the 400m at the League finals.  Off in the distance, I hear "Won't back down..."  Inspired, I then ran the fastest 400m of my life.

// got 3rd place
 
2017-10-03 05:54:42 PM  

holdmybones: That set list says it all. Guy loved what he did and put his heart into every performance. I saw him twice and both times he played the songs you wanted to hear without any attitude. Many musicians cringe at playing their hits for the millionth time (looking at you, Lucky Wilbury), but not Tom Petty. A fan's concert if there ever was one.

I'll miss you, Tom.


Having recently seen an artist who performed nothing but brand new material that had only recently been released and in what is possibly one of the least covered artists in the scene...it was a pretty dick-headed move for the people who saw the show before the critics got ahold of it. BUT if you know the brand you know that's not outside of the scope. Every single show they had done before in our city was for the fans. It was time to get to some of the new stuff. I enjoyed it but could have done without the LED laser show in a small venue thank you very much.
 
2017-10-03 06:38:34 PM  

John Buck 41: Awesome setlist, but no 'The Waiting'?

So sad.
R.I.P TP


One of the few songs on Earth that still gives me chills.
Saw TP &HB only once, but was impressed by his choice of covers, For What Its Worth and Should I Stay Or Should I Go?, two tunes that could not possibly be more disparate.
 
2017-10-03 06:48:49 PM  

dereksmalls: John Buck 41: Awesome setlist, but no 'The Waiting'?

So sad.
R.I.P TP

One of the few songs on Earth that still gives me chills.
Saw TP &HB only once, but was impressed by his choice of covers, For What Its Worth and Should I Stay Or Should I Go?, two tunes that could not possibly be more disparate.


CSB
 
2017-10-03 06:51:18 PM  
Saw him three times.  He always had a good mix of the hits, covers, and a few deep cuts thrown in for the hardcore fans.  Always a treat.  Now that he's gone, I wish I had seen him 100 times.
 
2017-10-03 06:54:39 PM  

FlashHarry: zappaisfrank: I'm sorry he died but I am somewhat surprised at how much of a fan favorite he really was.

Really? He wrote dozens of hit songs and sold out arenas for nearly 30 years. He was one of the biggest rock star singer-songwriters in America, on par with Springsteen.


I've always liked Tom Petty a hell of a lot more than I like Springsteen. But that's not hard since I don't really like Springsteen. I do like Darkness on the edge of town in the river but that's about it

I will say just about my favorite concert shirt of all time or one of the top 10 is the Tom Petty shirt I have a bunch of them but this one on the front says sell your computer buy a guitar with the picture of a Rickenbacker on it. The back simply says in relatively small letters Tom Petty rocks
 
2017-10-03 09:33:06 PM  
From the stories I have heard he always did his popular stuff in the stadium shows because that is what the crowds wanted to hear.  But for himself he would do small club shows where he would perform new material and songs he liked that weren't so popular.
 
2017-10-03 10:08:31 PM  

craigdamage: I have always thought "Woman in Love" was his best song. Dark, moody with sparse arrangements.
Not a big Petty fan but that is one that I really like. "Refugee" was cool too.


Don't come around here no more.
 
2017-10-03 10:16:52 PM  

FlashHarry: zappaisfrank: I'm sorry he died but I am somewhat surprised at how much of a fan favorite he really was.

Really? He wrote dozens of hit songs and sold out arenas for nearly 30 years. He was one of the biggest rock star singer-songwriters in America, on par with Springsteen.


I teach at a university.  Often young kids these days (I know I know) have very few common points of pop culture to me.  For instance, I make movie references that I think are iconic and they've never heard of the movie.  But it seems year in and year out they are quite familiar with and are fans of Tom Petty.  He seems to be every bit as ubiquitous across time as AC/DC and I don't think that many people even realize that.  What EXACTLY is it?  Well on NPR this morning they were playing old 'fresh air' interview material with Tom Petty.  Someone summed it up succinctly (paraphrasing) on the show:  'when Tom Petty comes on the air a feeling of you driving, rolling down the window, taking it all in, and all is right in the world takes hold'.
 
2017-10-03 11:26:27 PM  
Spent the afternoon watching the great documentary on Petty on Netflix.  Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, it's more than a couple of hours long and well worth it.  Too bad it was made in 2007, would have liked to have seen an addendum at the end.
 Great details of all the shiat he went through with the record companies, and Bogdanovich really let the live clips breathe without cutting too soon.
 Highly recommend it, as does the Rickenbacker corporation, apparently.

RIP, cool dude.
 
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