Tom Petty Videos

A new TP thread in celebration of the big tour this year. Sooooo many good songs/videos, right? :)
Sure wish I could find a video of Looking For Daddy, The Woods

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Casa Dega live 1978


  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    This one is a beautiful prayer

    The Best of Everything TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Pittsburgh PA Consol 6-20-2013
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    Love how Ed starts it. Such a great song.
    Tom Petty & Eddie Vedder -- The Waiting (Tom Petty)
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    Opening paragraph from the book inside the 6cd box set called, Playback 1973-93

    "When the first album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers appeared in 1976, it seemed to come out of nowhere. Literally nowhere. Listening to that record-which sounded shockingly alive and immediate in a time full of disco and Kiss and mellow Californians remaking oldies-it was very hard to figure out where this band came from. The airy vocal harmonies and bright guitars suggested the west coast, but the gutsiness edging into nastiness seemed like what was happening in New York. The songs had an economy right out of England, but the voice in the lyrics was unmistakably American....

    Once, talking about being lumped in with Springsteen, Mellencamp, and Seger in rock critic shorthand. Petty said "I think I'm more, dare I say - eccentric than those guys. I know all those people quite well and I think that they're terrific...I was into that straight rock thing for a longtime. However I don't think that's the whole ball of wax. I think there's more to it than that."
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    i love this song sooo much
    TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS " crawling back to you " live
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,269
    See you on the lawn at DTE ;)
    Chicago 1&2-18 Cork-EV-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    pine knob! enjoy!

    Tom Petty - A Face In The Crowd
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,777
    The first time I heard anything by T.P. was at a friends house around 1979 or 1980. He put on "Damn the Torpedoes" which was still fairly new and I heard it then for the first time. Wham! Instant fan!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young

  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    totally b, instant fan(me to). so many good old songs. 38 years old this one.

    Tom Petty - Shadow Of A Doubt (Live On Fridays)

  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    Tom Petty - Room At The Top

  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    a cool snippet from the book inside the playback box set

    From Damn The Torpedoes sessions 1978 // the MCA fight
    "The songs Petty was recording were influenced by the war he was fighting,
    Think of the lyrics that jump out from that album
    Everybody's had to fight to be free
    Even the losers get lucky sometime
    I can rise abut it
    The struggle to complete Torpedoes helped Petty to focus on what would become
    a theme through his work for years after: the refusal to be bullied and the willingness to fight against bad odds.
    It's striking how many of Petty's most famous slogans sound like
    a guy in the middle of a brawl:
    Quit Jammin Me
    Don't Come Around Here No More
    I was born a rebel
    I won't back down
    During the Torpedoes period even the love songs were packed with what could as
    well have been references to his court fight
    There's people running 'round loose in the the world who ain't got nothin'
    better to do than make a meal of some bright-eyed kid"

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Even The Losers - 12/30/1978 - Winterland (Official)

  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    so many great songs on wildflowers
    To Find A Friend - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - KCSN Benefit - Northridge, CA - 10/29/11

  • Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Peace In L.A.

  • Bob Dylan honors Tom Petty in Denver - Learning to Fly - 2017/10/21

  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,521
    still LOVE this one
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Spike (Live at Farm Aid 1986)

Sign In or Register to comment.