Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver
TP wrote at least 20 years worth of great music through the 70s, 80s, and 90s. If you want to accuse him of "being locked in 1994" (not correct anyway cuz "She's the One" in 1996 was amazing) what year are the Rolling Stones locked in ? Or the Beatles? Or the Who?
hey I love Tom petty to death. I play his music; perform his music. It's as legitimate as Chuck Berry; Keef, Dylan...my hat is always off to TP.
Now I went to a show in 2008 at the Oakland Arena; the gravity of his older stuff was making it impossible to let the new stuff catch fire. TP was literally begging for a chance; asking people to suspend their attachment to those tunes; they will be played yada yada yada - yet, people sat like church mice during the new stuff; I felt I was cheated out of $65.
So, that's where I find the purchase to make that statement. I PLAY that old stuff; WHAT'S NEXT???