Tuesday, December 08, 2009

You Know What Band I Take For Granted?

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Listening to some of the songs on their new live anthology reminded me how impressed I was with them as Johnny Cash's backing band on American Recordings 2. And then it reminded me how I periodically get impressed with them again, and then forget about them, taking them for granted as just another stitch in the FM radio quilt of sound that has surrounded me for as long as I can remember.

1 comment:

drischord said...

You know, it's funny. I've appreciated them more in recent years, myself, only under different circumstances:

I used to really hate them, thinking they were just a bar band that got lucky. But there actually are some really good songs in their catalogue. And the band can really play-- particularly Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. (The latter regularly moonlights w/ Jon Brion out here.)

So in a different sort of way, I've learned to appreciate them too.