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The Tom Petty Project

Kevin Brown

Join Kev Brown as he digs into Tom Petty's catalogue, starting with the first track from the debut Heartbreakers album, all the way through to the final song from Mudcrutch 2. Along the way, there will be special episodes dedicated to outtakes, b-sides, and other Tom Petty related material. This podcast is in no way affiliated with the Tom Petty estate and all rights to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Stevie Nicks, and the Travelling Wilbury's are the property of their respective rights holders.

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11-08-2021
12 mins
A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)
Welcome back to Season Four of The Tom Petty Project podcast. Thanks so much for staying with my on this journey, or, if you're just finding this ridiculous vanity project, I welcome you with open arms! Today's episode covers the second track from Hard Promises; A Woman In Love (It's Not Me).If you want to listen to the track before we dig in, check out the official video: https://youtu.be/fKDYErlu5KcIf you want to watch Stan break the fourth wall, as I talked about in the episode, check it out from this point! https://youtu.be/fKDYErlu5Kc?t=167If you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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17 mins
The Waiting
Welcome back to Season Four of The Tom Petty Project podcast. Thanks so much for staying with my on this journey, or, if you're just finding this ridiculous vanity project, I welcome you with open arms! Today's episode covers the sensational lead track from Hard Promises; The Waiting. If you want to listen to the track before we dig in, check out the official video: https://youtu.be/uMyCa35_mOgI talked about Linda Ronstadt's version in the episode and you can check that out here (it's pretty damned good!): https://youtu.be/GI6mCtHcIvw And if you're feeling particularly frisky, check out the Live Aid version (in front of 100,000 people!) here: https://youtu.be/Txnv9muzZgk If you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11-05-2022
16 mins
Damn the Torpedoes (with John Paulsen)
In this special episode, Kevin chats to Tom Petty superfan, John Paulsen. The plan is to do a similar album wrap episode with John as often as his schedule allows and I hope you enjoy the chat as much as we did. There was lots of general Petty chat too as Kevin dug into John's background with Tom's music and there's a great story about the time John touched Tom Petty's actual cowboy boot.In the episode, the guys both picked their top three songs from the album and without knowing it ahead of time, picked the exactly the same tracks. You can find "The EP" on Spotify here. Both Kevin and John also picked one change they would potentially make to the track listing and in this case, their omissions were different but the inclusion was the same. You can find John's new playlist here and Kevin's here.You can also check out the exceptional "Wildflowers II" playlist that John put together, featuring 15 superbly sequenced songs from the Wildflowers sessions not on the final album. Listen to it here.Don't forget to check out 4for4.com if you're into fantasy football and follow John on Twitter at @4for4_JohnIf you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04-05-2022
1 hr 3 mins
Nic Apostoleris
Today’s episode is another interview slash conversation episode and I’m joined today by a rhythm guitarist, songwriter, a clinical psychologist, and a huge Tom Petty fan, Nic Apostoleris. I didn’t edit this one down too much as I think you’ll enjoy our rambling extended discussion.You can check out Nic's music here and I'd recommend picking up the coloured vinyl, if you're into actual records as it's a nicely packaged disc packed with energy and some good old fashioned rock n roll! https://nicapostoleris.bandcamp.com/Don't forget, If you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27-04-2022
1 hr 26 mins
Louisiana Rain
Hey folks! Today's episode covers the gloriously mellow and slick Louisiana Rain.If you want to listen to the song before you crack open the episode, you can do that here: https://youtu.be/F6y4-Rtf0W0If you want to check out the alternate version from the An American Treasure compilation, you can find that one here: https://youtu.be/irElozIQEQ0And if you wanna listen to the live version from the Live Anthology box set, which was recorded on December 7th, 1982 at Wembley Arena in London, England, you'll find that one here: https://youtu.be/KzSrnQpDxcYIf you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20-04-2022
15 mins
What Are You Doin' in My Life
Hey folks! Today's episode covers the searingly upbeat What Are You Doin' In My Life.You can check out the song here before we get started: https://youtu.be/M24Lfii8O6k In the episode I talk about an alternate version, from 2018's An American Treasure, which has a slightly different ending and mix. If you want to listen to that, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/gnPH766ZP00I also mentioned a couple of times similarities that I hear between Mike's guitar tone and playing and that of Ronnie Wood, the guitarist from the legendary Small Faces and the even more legendary Rolling Stones. You can listen to the track that really brought this to mind here. It's called "Stay With Me" and you may know it! https://youtu.be/JtqF0qBqzZoIf you are able to donate to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukiraine, financially, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13-04-2022
13 mins
You Tell MeDon't Do Me Like That
Hey folks! Today's episode covers the superb, Don't Do Me Like That, which is the first track from side two of Damn the Torpedoes. If you want to check out the song before we dig into it, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/EFkJ_BOz88E I start the episode by paying tribute to Taylor hawkins, one of the most brilliant and charismatic rock drummers of the past two decades, who we sadly lost this past week. Check out this fantastic video of him talking drums and music here: https://youtu.be/PwjEc8S0PRoYou can find the 1974 Mudcrutch version of the song here: https://youtu.be/vuEdZVX4B-8If you want to hear what a leslie sounds like and see how it works, check out this really short video here: https://youtu.be/F4XSZ1haPk4 And if you want to go deep on the recording process, including what types of mics were used for different instruments etc. check out the superb "Produce Like a Pro" episode featuring Damn the Torpedoes engineer Shelley Yakus here: https://youtu.be/5zoCsq-oBjA If you are able to donate to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukiraine, financially, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30-03-2022
16 mins
Conversation with Paul ZolloJake Thistle - InterpretationsCentury City
Hey folks! Today's episode covers the all out rocker, Century City, which is the last track on side one of Damn the Torpedoes.I tell you in the episode to go and watch the Rock Band video game note chart for this song as it really gives you a sense of how much Ron is playing! You can find that here (Ron's bass is on the left): https://youtu.be/yhwP4V4OCh4 I also talked about a similarity with David Bowie's Sufragette City, which you can listen to here (I skipped forward to the part that you'll recognize): https://youtu.be/zLnPd7lzT4g?t=159  Also worth checking out is the brilliant live version included on the Live Anthology boxset, which you can listen to here: https://youtu.be/Dzu69dBROE0If you are able to donate to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukiraine, financially, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16-03-2022
13 mins
Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)Even The LosersHere Comes My GirlRefugeeGwen Jones
09-02-2022
1 hr 5 mins
Jake Thistle (Part Two)Jake Thistle (Part One)Baby's a Rock 'n' RollerRestless
Hello friends! Today's episode covers the second-last track from You're Gonna Get It!; Restless.If you want to listen to the song before you listen to the episode, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/e5QKYC7yp3o Don't forget that I will be chatting to Jake Thistle, live, on Facebook today (Jan 19, 2022) at 7PM EST (5PM if your on the US West Coast, or midnight in UK). We're going to talk about all things Tom Petty including the opportunity Jake had to play with a couple of the Heartbreakers, plus his connection to Tom's music and how it's influenced his own songwriting, which you also have to check out. Head over to this link to set yourself a reminder right now! https://www.facebook.com/JakeThistleMusic/posts/3067745243513078 I also gave a shout out to my very good friend Mr. Randy Woods, who kindly plays all the interstitial music for the podcast and wrote and recorded the outro tune for me too! Check out the track "Grow Your Love" from his latest album here https://youtu.be/fmyzddSY4Qc and if you like it, go subscribe to his YouTube channel and start following him on social media. You can find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/RandyWoodsBand Don't forget to follow us on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19-01-2022
13 mins