Hey Petty people!
Got some more magazine articles typed up, so you know what that means - time for a weeklong stretch of them! Consider it a little early Christmas treat!
So, no weekly wrap-up, but go ahead and check out all the newly added 1981 tour dates and setlists. Many of the setlists not from my own collection were scraped from db.etree, so credits go to them (and to mikemono from Mudcrutch Farm for informing me about the site).
So, onto the first article! From 1991, a few months following the release of Into The Great Wide Open, comes this inteview from CD Review, in which Tom Petty talks about why he chose Jeff Lynne to produce the new album, what happened to the Wilburys' Volume Two, and why he hates Dolby:
"It used to be great. I mean, I'm old enough that I remember getting an album for three bucks—a mono one. And I could always raise three bucks somehow. If I wanted it, I could go out and collect a crate of bottles, then mow a lawn to get a dollar and seventy-five cents, and by the end of the afternoon I'd have three bucks, I'd buy the album and I'd go home and play it. That was one privilege I had as a kid—access to music. It was affordable."
Hope you like it! There'll be another one tomorrow! I like exclamation points a little too much today!
- Aimee (listening to Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Don't Get Yourself in Trouble)