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January 29, 2010

Song of the Day

“Into the great wide open” by Tom Petty.

I’ve been on a huge Tom Petty kick lately, and this is one of those songs I way overplayed when it was released (especially the video, which I taped off MTV at a friend’s house–we didn’t have cable, “what am I made of money?!”– and would watch on the fancy VCR in my parents’ room back in 1991), only to get sick of it and recently rediscover it. I love Petty’s later stuff, in particular Wildflowers, Echo and for reasons unclear even to me, the “She’s the one” soundtrack, but I sort of miss his doing long, epic songs like this one (also, “Last dance with Maryjane”).

Posted by Karol at 05:09 PM |

He’s so overplayed on classic rock format stations, no matter what city you’re in. I don’t understand why that is—I realize he’s had a successful career as far as record sales go, but he was never as big as Springsteen or U2, yet I bet he gets played on classic rock format radio stations more than either of them.

Posted by: IAmTheWalrus at January 30, 2010 at 12:16 am
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