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RIP Tom Petty

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member


    Pretty cool. Florida Gator fans singing "Won't Back Down" before the fourth quarter today, in tribute to Petty (who was a Gainesville native).
     
  2. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    And in keeping with the week, the Gators went on to take the second biggest loss in Gainesville this week.
     
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  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    In case this hasn't been posted yet: What a stunning live version of "Learning to Fly."
    Same concert as some other clips I posted, and apparently it was from 2006 in Gainesville.

     
  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Jason Aldean, who I normally wouldn't know from the man on the moon, did a pretty damn good cover of "I Won't Back Down" for SNL's cold opening tonight.

     
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The Economist is a serious magazine with loads of heavy reading every week but somebody on their staff gets it: in the Oct. 7 issue the subheadings in many of the stories are references to Petty songs. Great little tribute. (Even if Hef got the back page obit.)
     
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

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    "He was just kicking ass," Tench says of Petty, "and we had found another level of playing as a band. There was a depth of soul coming through." The two men spoke briefly after the September 25th show at the Bowl, raving about it. "I figured I'd get a call in a month or two: 'Tom wants to get together and jam some shit out.' "

    "It was magical, it was spiritual," Campbell affirms. "Everybody was so happy, especially Tom – full of glory and hope." The guitarist was particularly pleased when Petty threw "Breakdown" – a nugget from the first album, only played twice before on the tour – into the closing-night set with striking high harmonies by backing vocalists Charley and Hattie Webb.

    "I'm just so sad," Campbell says now, "to think that I'm not going to play those songs again."

    "I haven't seen this outpouring since my dad passed," says Dhani Harrison, a few days after Petty's death. Dhani – the son of Petty's close friend, the late Beatle George Harrison – notes that when his father died in 2001, "someone said, 'I've never seen so many grown men cry.' The same thing can be applied to this."


    Tom Petty: Friends and Bandmates on His Life and Legacy

    Also, this: Stevie Nicks on the Last Time She Saw Tom Petty
     
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  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    That is awesome.
     
  8. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Digging through CDs the other day and I found this one, from 1994:



    Quite a few "tribute" compilations came out in the mid-1990s, even though in most cases (thankfully!) the subject of the tribute wasn't dead. A chance for then-unknown bands (like Everclear, which covers "American Girl") to get their name out there.

    And what ever happened to Truck Stop Love ("Listen to Her Heart"), anyway? One of the all-time great band names!
     
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  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

  10. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Just realized that today would've been his 67th birthday. :(
     
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