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Book Review

Tom Petty And Me: My Rock 'n' Roll Adventures with Tom Petty

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Tom Petty And Me: My Rock 'n' Roll Adventures with Tom Petty Jon Scott 190 Pages ISBN: #978-0692091197 Chickasaw Buddy Publishing, INC. 2018 Tom Petty And Me has a most interesting premise, its effect heightened when considering the late musician's tumultuous history with his record label(s). In My Rock 'n' Roll Adventures with..., a company promo man, Jon Scott, recounts his collaboration(s) with and on behalf of an artist he came to deeply ...

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Album Review

Tom Petty: An American Treasure

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In a direct, no nonsense gesture the subject of this anthology would no doubt appreciate, the earliest inclusions on the 4-CD anthology An American Treasure illustrate how Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers forged their own style of songwriting and playing from Bob Dylan, the Byrds and the Rolling Stones. “Surrender," “Listen To Her Heart," and" You're Gonna Get It" and, in one of the rare appearances in this set of a trademark tune in readily recognizable form, “Breakdown" also clarify ...

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Film Review

The US Festival 1982: The US Generation

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Various Artists The US Festival 1982 MVD Entertainment Group 2018 By title alone, The US Festival of 1982 might seem light years removed from the abiding fascination with festivals now pervading our culture. But if director Glenn Aveni's ninety-minutes plus documentary proves anything, it's that this event founded and sponsored by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak presaged the sophisticated multi-media presentations of such events today. The scrupulous depiction of the evolution of the ...

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Album Review

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Live Anthology

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Tom Petty obviously reveres his band The Heartbreakers with the feeling being mutual, as the group not only welcomes the leader back from his solo projects with Jeff Lynne and Rick Rubin, but also deigns to skillfully reinterpret the most popular material from those projects.

Improvisation takes on many forms in the hands of musicians this skilled, ranging from working with an orchestra on “Dreamville" to conjuring up a raunchy guitar intro to “American Girl," as is the way this ...


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