Discussion in 'Music Lounge' started by chad, Oct 2, 2017.
Wrong band, but twisting a Cheap Trick lyric: "He's not the first, won't be the last"
He was so young still. Rest in peace, legend.
I've tried to organize my thoughts and feelings on Petty without success. So here is an early interview with a young Cameron Crowe and a young Tom Petty.
Cameron Crowe Talks to Tom Petty for First Rolling Stone Story
I liked Petty from the beginning. Good stuff, own style, and had something to say.
Classic rock station is playing a lot.
"The vampires move west down Ventura Boulevard" always made me smile.
As the plane begins its descent into L.A., Petty turns to me and adds, "Sometimes I feel really gracious. Everything is really good, the world is so wonderful. It doesn't last very long. I'm always pissed off at something again. It's the best position for observing. You see all these groups get to the top, get too content and then blow it with bad music." He gulps down the last of his coffee. "Our intention is to stay pissed off."
Interesting early career interview.
Evidently he had some demons.
If you have not done so already, see
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
Understand that this documentary, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, is accurate other than 2 issues. First, they removed one early band member from a photo used in the movie. He is unimportant and was a douche about the story on fan forums. The second item is the addiction issue. We are told that the topic was covered for the film but Petty decided NOT to put it in. He said he was concerned about its possible effects on younger fans. The subject was revealed and and reported in his later biography. I also recommend that you read his biography. Good stuff about the music scene in Gainesville back in the day. I mean, Tom's guitar teacher was future Eagle Don Felder, and the scene included Bernie (another Eagle) and Tom Leadon, Stephen Stills, and all but one of the current Heartbreakers.
thanks will do.
I was aware of the Eagles Connection.
It would be interesting if there were an
Equivalent Venn Diagram for Rock-n-Roll
Separate names with a comma.