Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Your Tuesday Moment of Words Completely Fail me

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever, please enjoy Chris Hillman and friends and the ultimate remake of The Byrds' "Feel A Whole Lot Better."

Chris Hillman was an automatic choice since Tom was a huge Byrds fan and produced Hillman’s solo album Bidin’ My Time in 2017. Herb Pedersen was in the Desert Rose Band with Hillman and toured with Petty and Mudcrutch in 2016. As for The Shelters, Tom Petty got involved with the band very early on, and he ended up co-producing their debut album in 2016. But it was producer/engineer Ryan Ulyate (TPHB’s/Mudcrutch/Chris Hillman/The Shelters) who suggested to Hillman and Pedersen that they do a new version of “Feel A Whole Lot Better” (Hillman played on The Byrds original, and it was the last song recorded for Full Moon Fever) with The Shelters.

In all seriousness, that's about the most gorgeous thing I've ever heard in my life.

[h/t Glenn E. Most]


billy b said...

Real nice, Steve.

Full Moon Fever has been out for 30 years? Hard to believe. Seems like yesterday.

Love "Runnin' Down a Dream".

One of my favorite riffs. Campbell's guitar at the end is out of this world.

Anonymous said...

That's an excellent version of a great break-up song, and unlike Tonio K.'s H-A-T-R-E-D (from the greatest album of all time), it can be played on radio without FCC issues.


Mark said...

One of the greatest rock songs ever written.

Earlier this year, and as part of a subscription bundle called Sounds Delicious, Turntable Kitchen released a track-by-track cover of Full Moon Fever by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, a NYC indie pop band with perhaps the twee-ist band name ever created. Sounds Delicious consists of indie bands covering classic albums, such as Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie) doing Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque, and Frankie Rose covering The Cure’s Seventeen Seconds. The results are hit-and-miss, depending upon whether you like the band or the original album, or in my case, both for Pains (the band's been around for a decade plus) and Full Moon Fever.

You can hear the whole album as well as Feel A Whole Lot Better over at Spotify.

steve simels said...

Wow -- thanks.

Ken J Xenozar said...

That is really fantastic! Great stuff.