Tag: Tom Petty

Friday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch. He was also a member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Petty died at the age of 66, of an accidental overuse of prescription drugs, one week after the completion of the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour.

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Toto, Huey Lewis and The News, Steve Perry, Styx, Billy Idol, Stars On 45, Traveling Wilburys, Michael Jackson, George Harrison and many more . . .

Monday 9pm: RadioMax Special – Mudcrutch Radio Special

Radio Special featuring Tom Petty and Mudcrutch from 2008.  August 17, 2008

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

In this installment of Sounds of The 80s.  Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Neil Young, 38 Special, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Greg Kihn and more. . . 

Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Best of Everything: The Definitive Career-Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 (2019)

Consider The Best of Everything a companion piece to An American Treasure, the first posthumous Tom Petty compilation. Weighing in at four CDs, An American Treasure was designed as a gift to the devoted who were still in mourning. In contrast, The Best of Everything is aimed at the fan who didn’t dig quite so deep, or perhaps to listeners who always liked Petty but never bothered to purchase an album. The Best of Everything relies on the hits that were largely absent on the box set but it takes a similar non-chronological approach to sequencing, a move that emphasizes Petty’s consistency as both a songwriter and recording artist. This distinguishes The Best of Everything from 2000’s Anthology: Through the Years, which also spanned two discs and contained four fewer songs than this 2019 set. Apart from that notable aesthetic choice, there is a considerable amount of overlap between the two double-disc collections — namely, all the hits Petty had with and without the Heartbreakers between 1976 and 1993, when he switched from his longtime home of MCA to Warner. The Best of Everything trumps Anthology in that it also includes hits Petty had for Warner — “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” “You Wreck Me,” and “Walls” — and extends to his strong last decade as a recording artist, adding two unreleased cuts for good measure (an alternate take of the title track which was heard in a shorter version on An American Treasure, the unheard “For Real,” which is laid-back and nifty). All this adds up to the best overall overview of — and perhaps introduction to — Tom Petty assembled to date. — AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1 Free Fallin’ 4:14
2 Mary Jane’s Last Dance 4:31
3 You Wreck Me 3:21
4 I Won’t Back Down 2:56
5 Saving Grace 3:45
6 You Don’t Know How It Feels 4:46
7 Don’t Do Me Like That 2:40
8 Listen To Her Heart 3:01
9 Breakdown 2:42
10 Walls (Circus) 4:23
11 The Waiting 3:56
12 Don’t Come Around Here No More 5:03
13 Southern Accents 4:42
14 Angel Dream, No. 2 2:25
15 Dreamville 3:47
16 I Should Have Known It 3:38
17 Refugee 3:20
18 American Girl 3:33
19 The Best of Everything [Alt. Version] 5:25

1 Wildflowers 3:10
2 Learning to Fly 4:00
3 Here Comes My Girl 4:23
4 The Last DJ 3:30
5 I Need to Know 2:22
6 Scare Easy 4:36
7 You Got Lucky 3:32
8 Runnin’ Down a Dream 4:22
9 American Dream Plan B 3:00
10 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around 4:02
11 Trailer 3:18
12 Into the Treat Wide Open 3:41
13 Room at the Top 5:01
14 Square One 3:25
15 Jammin’ Me 4:02
16 Even the Losers 3:34
17 Hungry No More 5:56
18 I Forgive It All 4:13
19 For Real 3:51

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Wildflowers (1994)

Wildflowers is the second solo studio album by American musician Tom Petty, released on November 1, 1994. The album was the first released by Petty after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Records (where he had recorded as part of the Traveling Wilburys) and the first of three albums produced by Rick Rubin. The album was certified 3x platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Three singles were released from the album between 1994 and 1995, the most successful of which, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for one week.

The album features all members of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with the exception of drummer Stan Lynch. Steve Ferrone plays drums on Wildflowers and would join the band officially the following year. However, the album was not credited to the Heartbreakers because, in Petty’s words, “Rick (Rubin) and I both wanted more freedom than to be strapped into five guys.” Freedom notwithstanding, Petty chose to use most of his regular band as session players, demonstrating his comfort with that format. Rolling Stone placed Wildflowers at number 12 on their list of the best albums of the 1990s. Guitar World placed the album at number 49 in their “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994” list.

In April 2015, when Petty’s back catalog was released in High-resolution audio, this was one of only two albums not included in the series (Songs and Music from “She’s the One” was the other one), but a hi-res version is available on Pono Music.

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Wednesday 9pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever (1989)

Full Moon Fever is the debut solo studio album by Tom Petty, released on April 24, 1989 by MCA Records. It features contributions from members of his backing band the Heartbreakers, notably Mike Campbell, along with Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison (who died prior to its release), and George Harrison of the Traveling Wilburys. The record shows Petty exploring his musical roots with nods to his influences. The songwriting is mainly collaborations between Petty and Lynne, who was also a producer on the album. The album became a commercial and critical success peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified 5× platinum in the United States and 6× platinum in Canada.

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Wednesday 8pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Into The Great Wide Open (1991)

Into the Great Wide Open is the eighth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, first released in 1991. The album was the band’s last with MCA Records. The album was the second Petty produced with Jeff Lynne after the success of Full Moon Fever.

The first single, “Learning to Fly”, became the band’s joint longest-running No. 1 single (along with “The Waiting” from 1981’s Hard Promises) on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, spending six weeks at the top spot. The second single, “Out in the Cold”, also made No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart, albeit for two weeks.

The music video for the title song starred Johnny Depp, who had moved to Los Angeles as a teenager to seek rock stardom, along with Gabrielle Anwar, Faye Dunaway, Matt LeBlanc, Terence Trent D’Arby and Chynna Phillips.

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Tuesday 9:20pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Southern Accents (1985)

Southern Accents is the sixth album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on March 26, 1985, through MCA Records.

The album’s lead single, “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, co-written by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its music video featured Alice in Wonderland imagery. “Southern Accents” was later covered by Johnny Cash for his Unchained album in 1996, on which members of the Heartbreakers play.

The recording sessions saw some tension between the band members, as each had a different vision for the album. Originally conceived as a concept album, the theme of “Southern Accents” became somewhat murky with the inclusion of three songs co-written by Stewart, and three other songs originally planned for the album left off. Songs cut from the track list include “Trailer”, “Big Boss Man”, “Crackin’ Up”, “The Image of Me” and “The Apartment Song”. These can be found on Playback, a box set released 10 years later that included familiar songs with outtakes, B-sides and other rarities. “Trailer” was released in May 2016 by another band led by Petty, Mudcrutch, on their album 2.

While mixing the opening track “Rebels” Petty became frustrated and punched a wall, severely breaking his left hand. Subsequent surgery on his hand left him with several pins, wires and screws to hold his hand together.

The album cover features an 1865 painting by Winslow Homer titled The Veteran in a New Field.

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Tuesday 8:45pm: Feature LP – Tom Petty – Long After Dark (1982)

Long After Dark is the fifth album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in November 1982 on Backstreet Records. Notable for the major MTV hit “You Got Lucky”, the album was also the first to feature the late Howie Epstein on bass and harmony vocals. Epstein’s vocals are evident throughout the album, most notably on “Change of Heart”. From this point on Epstein’s vocals became an integral part of the Heartbreakers’ sound.

Two other singles from the album were released, “Change of Heart” and “Straight into Darkness,” with the former joining “You Got Lucky” in the Billboard top 40. “Keeping Me Alive” was one of the outtakes from the sessions for the album. A Petty favorite, “Keeping Me Alive” was eventually released on Petty’s 1995 box set compilation Playback.

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Tuesday 8pm: Feature LP – Tom Petty – Hard Promises (1981)

Hard Promises is the fourth album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released in May, 1981.

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In Memoriam: Tom Petty (1950 – 2017)

Thomas Earl Petty(October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer. He was best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which are mainstays on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music has been classified as rock and roll, heartland rock and stoner rock. His music has become popular among younger generations. In his career, Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Petty entered cardiac arrest early in the morning of October 2, 2017, and died later that night at a hospital in Santa Monica, California. – Wikipedia

Monday 10pm: RadioMax Rewind – Mudcrutch Radio Special August 17, 2008

Radio Special featuring Tom Petty and Mudcrutch from 2008.

Monday 9am: Labor Day Live Tracks

LaborDay2016Today Labor Day 2016 we feature Live tracks all day from great artists all day then a special Vinyl Resting Place Labor Day at 5pm with Willie B.  Today you will hear Live tracks from Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Bob Seger, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Genesis, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Kiss, Nils Lofgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Vixen, Tom Petty, Lisa Marie Presley, John Fogerty and many more.

Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes 3pm ET

brit-rockJoin Dominic Forbes with another edition of Brit Rock.  This week the music of Blink 182, Kate Bush, Beatles, Status Quo, Black Sabbath, Tom Petty and more more more…. It starts at 3pm ET on RadioMaxMusic!