Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tom Petty: Mensch of the Year

Seriously -- what other major rock star would have even thought of doing this, let alone actually getting it done?



And the remake of "Lover of the Bayou" is better than the original.

7 comments:

Brooklyn Girl said...

Wow. Just wow. I don't suppose this is the band he's touring with this summer ...

And it's up at iTunes.

steve simels said...

He's doing a Mudcrutch tour as we speak. I think it's relatively brief, though, and then back for the big Heartbreakers caravan with Winwood.

steves said...

I downloaded a live Mudcrutch boot from the 70s several months ago. It was OK, but this sounds a lot better. Did you get the album, Steve? If so, whadya think?

steve simels said...

steves:

I haven't heard the whole album, but what I have sounds like a good to great early Heartbreakers record. Which is to say it's got more juice than anything the actual Heartbreakers have done in a while.

Anonymous said...

swami -

I agree on the early Heartbreakers sound.

Tom sounds like Tom whomever he plays with.

billy b said...

Crap.

Anony was me.

Cleveland Bob said...

Tom Petty is just plain cool. One of the great American contemporary artists.