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2017-10-03 07:13:43 AM  
12 votes:
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.
2017-10-03 09:26:51 AM  
8 votes:
"We got time for one more - we're almost out of time."

Wow.  Never forget, every encore you take, could be your last.

/Not a bad one to leave behind for posterity.
//fark heart disease
///Third slashy is busy setting up a playlist for today.
2017-10-03 10:56:22 AM  
7 votes:

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.


The thing about Tom Petty was there was no pretense or artificial artistry. He loved to rock, he tried to write the best song he could, but he had this strange calmness when he wasn't rocking.

Also, he had a terrific sense of humor about himself, fully embracing the fact that he was a dead ringer for The Mad Hatter.
2017-10-03 07:42:56 AM  
5 votes:
That and he took the time to autograph a few things for fans at the end when he was clearly exhausted.
2017-10-03 10:16:52 PM  
4 votes:

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 02:38:40 PM  
4 votes:

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.
2017-10-03 11:04:21 AM  
4 votes:
Listening to him right now--all day long.

/tears
2017-10-03 10:21:57 AM  
4 votes:
Hell of a set list to go out on. From yesterday's thread, a few farkers saw his last few concerts. I regret never seeing Petty and the Heartbreakers.

/ RIP Tom
// thanks for the great tunes
/// say hey to George and Roy
2017-10-03 10:14:08 AM  
4 votes:
God, they were such a great band live. Saw them twice. Once in 1991 and then in 2008. Both were amazing shows.
2017-10-03 09:47:32 AM  
4 votes:
Another band I missed my shot at seeing live.    (._. )
2017-10-03 02:12:05 PM  
2 votes:
I've seen him three times. I like to throw on the album Wildflowers in March when the snow melts. He'll be missed.
2017-10-03 01:25:06 PM  
2 votes:
Got Tom streaming on Spotify all day today. He really didn't have a single bad song, in my opinion.  If he did, I haven't heard it.
2017-10-03 09:33:06 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:51:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:59:43 PM  
1 vote:
Glad I got to see Petty and the Heartbreakers live.  I need to look at my list again.  I had been lucky enough to get to see Bo Diddley twice and B.B. King once before they passed.  I have a few more I don't want to mention by name because they are still alive, but I had made it a priority because you never know.

Petty I saw at Red Rocks.  The Blind Boys of Alabama were the opening act.  I had not known who they were at the time and my work schedule meant I didn't show up until midway through their set and I was wondering what bad stereotype I'd walked into.  I felt bad later when I learned who they were and what they were about.  I've always felt that Red Rocks has an ability to get bands to raise their game a little and it was just a great night.  Tench and Campbell both had excellent extended solos while Mr. Petty took a break to presumably breathe in that sweet mountain air...and nothing else...just air, really (pot wasn't legal then).  When he came back the band turned it up.  Great night.

/I also liked Petty's appearances on It's Garry Shandling's Show.
2017-10-03 04:11:25 PM  
1 vote:

Ant: germ78: If his last song was American Girl, does that mean he's trapped in a pit in someone's crawlspace in Tennessee being asked to put on skin lotion?

No, he's forever living the opening scene of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.


That was "We Got the Beat".

Fast Times At Ridgemont High - intro - (1982)
Youtube VUMTshUflTg

You mean the 1st day of school.
2017-10-03 01:09:52 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sorry he died but I am somewhat surprised at how much of a fan favorite he really was. I like some of his songs but a lot of them I'm indifferent about. They're OK but nothing I'd ever purposely pick out to play for my own pleasure.
2017-10-03 12:50:11 PM  
1 vote:

Darth_Lukecash: 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.

The thing about Tom Petty was there was no pretense or artificial artistry. He loved to rock, he tried to write the best song he could, but he had this strange calmness when he wasn't rocking.

Also, he had a terrific sense of humor about himself, fully embracing the fact that he was a dead ringer for The Mad Hatter.


I's say if Rock-N-Roll were a turkey dinner, Tom would be a heapin helping of mashed potatoes.
2017-10-03 12:18:33 PM  
1 vote:

AppleChill: I really enjoyed the travelling guitar Hall of Fame which he and his band employed. Several guitars were pulled out for just one song (such as an Explorer or a Rick). I wondered if they got new strings each night.


www.vintageguitar.com
http://www.vintageguitar.com/26134/26134/

Campbell got a cover story for Vintage Guitar in July.  I can't find the interview online but I know you could easily order the back issue from them.  Great interview, and they 'profile' about a dozen or so guitars he and Tom acquired over the years.
2017-10-03 12:06:08 PM  
1 vote:

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.


Mike Campbell got it. Play the song. Play a face melting lead for a few seconds and back off. Leave them wanting more, don't wank around for three minutes.
2017-10-03 11:54:35 AM  
1 vote:
Awesome setlist, but no 'The Waiting'?

So sad.
R.I.P TP
2017-10-03 11:27:26 AM  
1 vote:

Proletariat In Charge: Hell of a set list to go out on. From yesterday's thread, a few farkers saw his last few concerts. I regret never seeing Petty and the Heartbreakers.

/ RIP Tom
// thanks for the great tunes
/// say hey to George and Roy


I got to see him once in the early 90's.  My wife never did get to see him.  He was on the list but we figured we'd have a few more years.  Not going to pass up any shows if I can help it now.
2017-10-03 11:09:36 AM  
1 vote:
I'm wearing my '95 Dogs with Wings tour t-shirt.  It's ratty, frayed at the collar and sporting a conspicuous hole on the right shoulder, but I will never throw it away, and I would have worn it today even if it meant duct-taping the thing back together.

RIP Mr. Petty.
2017-10-03 11:09:11 AM  
1 vote:

cryinoutloud: Listening to him right now--all day long.

/tears


Yep.   I've been wiping tears away all morning.
2017-10-03 09:55:30 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2017-10-03 09:31:36 AM  
1 vote:
The "glowing skeleton" look of him in that video, normally an annoying feature of phone recordings, seemed really apt in this case.

I'd just like to say to Mike Campbell, though, after watching him butcher that lead: C'mon, maaaan!
 
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