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2021-04-11 1:23:18 AM  
It's like he won't back down.
 
2021-04-11 2:38:27 AM  
Same as Prince's estate is doing.

Could Bowie and Aretha please be next?
 
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2021-04-11 2:45:21 AM  
TFA sounds like abuse of a corpse just in time for record store day with a special round cobalt blue piece of a dollar sign.

I can't think of it any other way and I'm not usually so bitter or critical.  Tom Petty s a favorite and this feels like a greatest hits collection after the fact.
 
2021-04-11 4:19:01 AM  
It's just a repackaging of the She's The One soundtrack with a few bonus cuts. Don't freak out.
 
2021-04-11 4:21:24 AM  
And it's a good album in the original form. Change The Locks is an awesome song.
 
2021-04-11 5:59:08 AM  
The good ones, they come back.
 
2021-04-11 6:52:45 AM  
Ghoulish
 
2021-04-11 7:55:46 AM  
Anyone else keep forgetting that he died? Maybe it's just while I liked his music, it wasn't as much as I liked Prince or Bowie.
 
2021-04-11 8:11:25 AM  

Cafe Threads: Same as Prince's estate is doing.

Could Bowie and Aretha please be next?


Hendrix's estate has been doing it for decades.  It's to the point of "how can there be anything left?"
 
2021-04-11 8:57:09 AM  
Don't come around here no more.

farking zombie.
 
2021-04-11 9:00:34 AM  

dryknife: Don't come around here no more.

farking zombie.


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2021-04-11 9:19:29 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: It's just a repackaging of the She's The One soundtrack with a few bonus cuts. Don't freak out.


Dude, I live in North Florida now; the odds of me being able to get my hands on this just went down 800%  :(

In Texass I *might* have had a shot.
 
2021-04-11 9:25:26 AM  
He should release a duet with Prince.
 
2021-04-11 9:26:09 AM  

thespindrifter: thatguyoverthere70: It's just a repackaging of the She's The One soundtrack with a few bonus cuts. Don't freak out.

Dude, I live in North Florida now; the odds of me being able to get my hands on this just went down 800%  :(

In Texass I *might* have had a shot.


Yep.  I have no illusions about being able to snag this one.

/Jax
 
2021-04-11 9:27:10 AM  

Wobambo: Anyone else keep forgetting that he died? Maybe it's just while I liked his music, it wasn't as much as I liked Prince or Bowie.


I think about him every day, and I'm not even his biggest fan. I can't explain it. He haunts me. I don't own every album, I don't love all of his music, but what I do love of it I never grow tired of and I listen to the best stuff mixed into my playlist routinely.

Hell, I spent years just trying to find a very specific version of "Breakdown" live and only just last week got my hands on a copy: it's from "Pack Up The Plantation, Live". I am certain that the first time I heard it it was on pirate wax. I truly regret that I could not afford to see him on his farewell tour, I just didn't have the money at the time.

Meanwhile, I can always enjoy Maxwell House in his honor.
 
2021-04-11 9:28:54 AM  

sarajlewis83: thespindrifter: thatguyoverthere70: It's just a repackaging of the She's The One soundtrack with a few bonus cuts. Don't freak out.

Dude, I live in North Florida now; the odds of me being able to get my hands on this just went down 800%  :(

In Texass I *might* have had a shot.

Yep.  I have no illusions about being able to snag this one.

/Jax


St. Augustine. If we fight the crowds and win I'm open to a joint custody scenario; visit every other weekend?
 
2021-04-11 9:34:37 AM  

dryknife: Don't come around here no more.

farking zombie.


Someone say Zombie?

Tom Petty- Zombie Zoo
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2021-04-11 9:35:52 AM  

thespindrifter: thatguyoverthere70: It's just a repackaging of the She's The One soundtrack with a few bonus cuts. Don't freak out.

Dude, I live in North Florida now; the odds of me being able to get my hands on this just went down 800%  :(

In Texass I *might* have had a shot.


Amazon doesn't deliver to Florida?
 
2021-04-11 9:48:42 AM  

thespindrifter: I think about him every day, and I'm not even his biggest fan. I can't explain it. He haunts me. I don't own every album, I don't love all of his music, but what I do love of it I never grow tired of and I listen to the best stuff mixed into my playlist routinely.


Petty was one of those guys who you could never really say anything bad about, just because he was so goshdarn likeable.  I wasn't a huge fan of his either, never bought any of his albums, but he always seemed like the kind of person you could just hang out and shoot the breeze with, and a lot of his music echoed that.
 
2021-04-11 10:03:06 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: thespindrifter: thatguyoverthere70: It's just a repackaging of the She's The One soundtrack with a few bonus cuts. Don't freak out.

Dude, I live in North Florida now; the odds of me being able to get my hands on this just went down 800%  :(

In Texass I *might* have had a shot.

Amazon doesn't deliver to Florida?


Record Store Day special edition LPs don't get sent to Amazon, and the vulture retailers who do post to Amazon "know what they've got" and sell at ridiculous markups. I want it, but I don't want it bad enough to pay 12x the original cover price. Petty would have hated that anyway.
 
2021-04-11 10:07:59 AM  
It's just the normal noises.
 
2021-04-11 10:16:03 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: And it's a good album in the original form. Change The Locks is an awesome song.


This album was kind of forgotten about over time. It was one of my favorites and helped me appreciate him more at the time.
 
2021-04-11 10:28:10 AM  
"Reimagining"  stopped reading there.
He's dead, Jim.  Now to rob the grave--all his "friends."  "Reimagining" that cash cow.
 
2021-04-11 10:34:13 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Cafe Threads: Same as Prince's estate is doing.
Could Bowie and Aretha please be next?
Hendrix's estate has been doing it for decades.  It's to the point of "how can there be anything left?"


Prince being an exception, because everyone knew that he had tons of unreleased stuff that he stored in his vault.  Bowie made an album while he was dying and knew it, so we got that.  (I heard it was great, but I've never heard but a few songs.)
 
2021-04-11 10:46:12 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Hendrix's estate has been doing it for decades. It's to the point of "how can there be anything left?"


the other thing about Jimi is he apparently recorded (t the start of his career) under fake names while under contract to Warners or whatever.  and then towards the ass end of his career he had a bunch of recordings that while "probably" the property of whatever label he was on, unscrupulous producers/studio hangers-on copied what he was doing and sold those to bootleggers.  So a lot of stuff of Jimi is out there but not from his label.


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this recording came out, as i recall, 100% legal around 2010 or so.  they apparently wanted to issue it - they had title as it was technically Curtis Knight, not Jimi, who signed the contract, but the Jimi Estate was like, "um, ok, but...you can't use his name."  Hence the title. Recognize anybody?

 
2021-04-11 11:13:26 AM  

cryinoutloud: Prince being an exception, because everyone knew that he had tons of unreleased stuff that he stored in his vault. Bowie made an album while he was dying and knew it, so we got that. (I heard it was great, but I've never heard but a few songs.)


and to the notion of "Bowie's farewell record", that's a canard.  as dark as Blackstar is, he was already recording, and has anywhere from 4-5 "finished" songs in the can, as they say.  I read an interview 1-2 years ago with the saxophone dude that was the right hand man on the Blackstar sessions, and he said they were recording up until Bowie was physicially incapable of working.  he alluded to perhaps, with the estate's permission, releasing what they did have.

but yeah, Blackstar is not and was not intended to be his farewell to his fans. it can obviously be held in such light, and that's fine, but....yeah.
 
2021-04-11 11:53:14 AM  
So msybe he will go paragliding after meeting a post-apocalyptic postman?
 
2021-04-11 11:53:59 AM  
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2021-04-11 12:51:11 PM  
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When your vault of previously unreleased recordings dwarfs most other artists entire libraries...

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That's right, I said 'dwarf'!

Rance Muhammitz: I'm sure the people at home would be interested to know why such a large force as you is all dressed up like Frank Zappa. Tell us Larry, whats the deal?
Larry The Dwarf: He made me do it, Dave. He's such a creep. He's making me hold this aladdin.
Rance Muhammitz: And why is he making you do that, Larry?
Larry The Dwarf: He wants me to fark the girl with the harp.
 
2021-04-11 12:55:31 PM  
He's not dead, he's living on an island with Tupac.
 
2021-04-11 1:37:47 PM  
Death may not stop him from releasing a new album, but I'll bet it stops him from releasing a good album.
 
2021-04-11 2:26:58 PM  

germ78: He's not dead, he's living on an island with Tupac.


I heard Elvis swings by every once in a while.
 
2021-04-11 4:16:59 PM  

thespindrifter: Wobambo: Anyone else keep forgetting that he died? Maybe it's just while I liked his music, it wasn't as much as I liked Prince or Bowie.

I think about him every day, and I'm not even his biggest fan. I can't explain it. He haunts me. I don't own every album, I don't love all of his music, but what I do love of it I never grow tired of and I listen to the best stuff mixed into my playlist routinely.

Hell, I spent years just trying to find a very specific version of "Breakdown" live and only just last week got my hands on a copy: it's from "Pack Up The Plantation, Live". I am certain that the first time I heard it it was on pirate wax. I truly regret that I could not afford to see him on his farewell tour, I just didn't have the money at the time.

Meanwhile, I can always enjoy Maxwell House in his honor.


I think about him every day too, and every time I hear a song of his on the radio I think about how much I miss having him on this planet. I regard him differently than I do other of my favorite artists. Aside from him being a musical presence for most of my life, I think it's partly due to timing. I was 11 or 12, and just starting to get seriously into music, when he broke through. From there, it felt like for every phase of my development, there was a new great Petty record ready to serve as a big part of its soundtrack.
 
2021-04-11 4:29:06 PM  

CaptainFatass: thespindrifter: Wobambo: Anyone else keep forgetting that he died? Maybe it's just while I liked his music, it wasn't as much as I liked Prince or Bowie.

I think about him every day, and I'm not even his biggest fan. I can't explain it. He haunts me. I don't own every album, I don't love all of his music, but what I do love of it I never grow tired of and I listen to the best stuff mixed into my playlist routinely.

Hell, I spent years just trying to find a very specific version of "Breakdown" live and only just last week got my hands on a copy: it's from "Pack Up The Plantation, Live". I am certain that the first time I heard it it was on pirate wax. I truly regret that I could not afford to see him on his farewell tour, I just didn't have the money at the time.

Meanwhile, I can always enjoy Maxwell House in his honor.

I think about him every day too, and every time I hear a song of his on the radio I think about how much I miss having him on this planet. I regard him differently than I do other of my favorite artists. Aside from him being a musical presence for most of my life, I think it's partly due to timing. I was 11 or 12, and just starting to get seriously into music, when he broke through. From there, it felt like for every phase of my development, there was a new great Petty record ready to serve as a big part of its soundtrack.


Glad that it's mostly just me that found his death overshadowed by the other two in the trifecta. I liked most of Petty's music, but the only one I really loved was the She's the One soundtrack which is just so farking amazing.
 
2021-04-11 4:58:15 PM  
Great, I can't wait for the tour.
 
2021-04-11 7:51:47 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Cafe Threads: Same as Prince's estate is doing.

Could Bowie and Aretha please be next?

Hendrix's estate has been doing it for decades.  It's to the point of "how can there be anything left?"


Machine learning is next. Have the program learn all the various melodies used in the artist's library. Then have the program learn each individual track used in each mix of each song. It'll have a massive database of information organized into components and component structure. Then the program can create 'new' songs by combining bits from different tracks and vocals in the style of the artist's original work. The computer can take a beat from there, a background vocal from here, a melody variation from there, and when it's done it creates the file. A human curator then just needs to listen to the output files and set aside the keepers. Even if only one in a million files is usable it's still going to be productive since the computer will constantly be working on this. If it only outputs one usable track per month the estate can release a new album every year!
 
2021-04-11 9:11:00 PM  

Wobambo: CaptainFatass: thespindrifter: Wobambo: Anyone else keep forgetting that he died? Maybe it's just while I liked his music, it wasn't as much as I liked Prince or Bowie.

I think about him every day, and I'm not even his biggest fan. I can't explain it. He haunts me. I don't own every album, I don't love all of his music, but what I do love of it I never grow tired of and I listen to the best stuff mixed into my playlist routinely.

Hell, I spent years just trying to find a very specific version of "Breakdown" live and only just last week got my hands on a copy: it's from "Pack Up The Plantation, Live". I am certain that the first time I heard it it was on pirate wax. I truly regret that I could not afford to see him on his farewell tour, I just didn't have the money at the time.

Meanwhile, I can always enjoy Maxwell House in his honor.

I think about him every day too, and every time I hear a song of his on the radio I think about how much I miss having him on this planet. I regard him differently than I do other of my favorite artists. Aside from him being a musical presence for most of my life, I think it's partly due to timing. I was 11 or 12, and just starting to get seriously into music, when he broke through. From there, it felt like for every phase of my development, there was a new great Petty record ready to serve as a big part of its soundtrack.

Glad that it's mostly just me that found his death overshadowed by the other two in the trifecta. I liked most of Petty's music, but the only one I really loved was the She's the One soundtrack which is just so farking amazing.


Petty mixed a lot of elements: Power pop. Blues. Soul. Emotional intelligence. Compoisitional economy. He was also wise in shutting his label down when they wanted to jack up record prices. And he was a seriously relatable guy. The best of his songs made you feel like you knew him, or at least knew part of what made him tick. And he wrapped all of these elements up in a recording career that never stopped looking for the next thing to explore and experiment with, while also racking up hit after hit,. We should all be so lucky to have that kind of career.
 
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