Friday, July 11, 2008

Tom Petty, Part 2

OK, made it to part 2 of the doc - it's four hours! - and it reminded me that, yeah, when Petty hooked up with the rest of the Traveling Wilburys, and later did "Full Moon Fever" (which like the Wilburys really reflected the input of ELO's Jeff Lynn, another dude straddling the A/B-list) he was firing on all cylinders as a pop songwriter. "Wallflowers," a couple of albums later, is pretty great, too. I suppose maturity suited the guy, though he's been pretty much coasting ever since.

One thing is for certain: Mike Campbell is an incredible, and very tasteful, guitar hero that makes me want to practice more. I've always admired his ability to play the perfect three or four note, two or three measure solo. Very few people can pull that off.


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