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Hey Petty people,

Well, I must be doing something right, as I'm not dead yet. Morbid thoughts aside, here's some 1981 (Hard Promises tour) setlists from my concert recording collection:

There's some nice rareties on this setlist, including a few songs that I suspect have not been done since.

- Aimee

 

Hey Petty people,

Today's the day that An American Treasure comes out. And three new interviews for you. 

Mojo - January 2010:
"Forgiveness is the key. You have to forgive people and try to understand. That's easy to say and a lot of work to do."

Billboard - July 26, 2014:
"I went, 'Hell, is this going to happen to be twice in my life where everything I own is just wiped out?' And then I thought, 'Well, I'm OK with that.' Because things come back, but people don't."

Rolling Stone #1291 - July 13, 2017:
"The road and the studio are the only places I've ever felt completely OK. In any other life situation I'm terribly retarded."

I'm doing better than I was in the last post, but I'm pretty worn down. Trying my best to push past it. (If you want, send cute cat pictures.)

- Aimee

Hey Petty people,

Might as well say it now, if anybody's even reading these news posts. After next week, if things go as intended, I won't be in a position to work on the site.

Anyways, here's today's article, a July 2012 interview appearing in Q magazine.

"I became bandleader by accident. I didn't want the job. Hell, I still don't want the job."Hell, I still don't want the job."

Enjoy,

- Aimee

 

 

Hey Petty people!

Thought it'd be a good idea to post some articles leading up to the release of An American Treasure this week. Here's the first one, a 2016 article from British music magazine Uncut:

"It sounds maybe egotistical, but at 65 I don't mind telling you: I damn sure knew something was going to happen with Mudcrutch. Why? Because we were better than anyone else. We had a real good band."

Enjoy,

- Aimee

Hey Petty people,

A week until An American Treasure! Plus lots of things are going on, such as a new song, a bunch of new interviews (here, and here), and his hometown's planned birthday celebrations (including a park named after him). 

Anyways, five new magazine articles coming next week. And for today, a concert review from college newspaper The Stanford Daily, from July 30, 1985:

"Late in the concert, several people at the front held up an elaborate "We Love You TP" banner to Petty, and he took it and wrapped it around his shoulders. It was symbolic of the bond between Petty and his fans, the success of Petty's return to his Southern-rock roots and his ability to translate both into a rousing, heartfelt performance."

See you on Monday, 

Aimee