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Old 14-05-2010, 07:17   #1
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Tom Petty fans - Head's up!

Peter Bogdanovich's epic four hour documentary Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream is on BBC4 tonight at 9pm.

It's been on dvd for a while now, but as far as I'm aware this is the first time it's been shown on terrestrial tv.

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Old 14-05-2010, 11:27   #2
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Awesome thanks!
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Great film. I was living in LA and went to the premiere screening of this which was attended by Bogdanovich in his full neck-tie glory... He said he was unfamiliar with their music but was a major fan by the end.
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What an awesome evening's entertainment! I could have quite happily watched another four hours of that.

Off to dig out the back catalogue & have a Petty weekend...

ps. New album, Mojo, due out in June
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Old 15-05-2010, 12:51   #6
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For anyone who missed it this is being shown again by BBC Four from 00:40 on the 18th.
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For anyone who missed it this is being shown again by BBC Four from 00:40 on the 18th.
Also available to watch on the BBC iPlayer....
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He said he was unfamiliar with their music but was a major fan by the end.
I was wondering about that! Just couldn't picture him, in his ascot-wearing smoothness, being a rock fan. I thought the doc was pretty good, I watched most of it, but started to dip in and out as it progressed into his later career. The best bit, I thought, was Petty discussing his childhood, and his relationship with his father.
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Thanks for posting this. I'd describe myseff as a casual Tom Petty fan (only got 3 albums), and I'd never heard of this documentary but I watched it over two nights and I have to say it's one of the best music films that I've seen. Whilst I'm a much bigger fan of Spingsteen for example, I thought that this was much better than the "Wings For Wheels" film that came with the "Born To Run" box set.

Very simple idea - to take home video footage, live clips and interviews and just combine them all into a story without the need for a pointless voice over and despite being 4 hours long, it didn't feel overlong. In fact I'd say that if anything, there didn't seem to be enough time to properly cover everything from the mid-80s onward.

I like the sound of the Mojo album out in June and it's going on the "to buy" list.
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Watched it last night and the 4 hours really flew by !

Brilliant stuff, what a great band , great songs , great musicians.

I am old enough to remember when' Damn The Torpedoes' was released , still one of my favourite records.
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I am old enough to remember when' Damn The Torpedoes' was released , still one of my favourite records.
Oh well if we're doing reminiscences from the dim and distant past, I do recall buying the début Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album in late '76, together with 'Sincerely' by the Dwight Twilley Band. I then became a bit of an evangelist and tried to play them both for all of my friends at Uni, my sister, pretty much anyone who came into the room with the stereo. "You have to listen to this".
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Just had a listen to a track from the new album "Mojo" at the offical Tom Petty site.
"First Flash Of Freedom" has a Riders On The Storm-esque vibe to it. After hearing this, I'm definitely getting the album now.

http://www.tompetty.com/news/title/m...-track-listing
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I've only really been a fan of the well known stuff off Full Moon Fever, but I thought this doc was excellent, especially the stuff about The Wilburys.
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Started watching this but there was no way Mrs Bigsby was going to sit through four hours.
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new TP&HB video

Thought i would post a link to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers new videooo! I just bought tickets for their upcoming tour! eeeee anyone else going?
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http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/tompetty?ref=ts also forgot to mention some songs from his new album are posted on his fan page and they are AMAZING
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Full album 'Mojo' streaming at :-

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/theli...ory?id=5260264
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Just ordered Mojo - the tracks I've heard so far are pretty amazing.
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Mojo is a very good album. Got it last night and had one listen (although I've heard several tracks over the net).

I thought that at 15 tracks, there would be a lot of filler, but I was surprised how I appreciated pretty much everything on there. Standouts for me are the blazing rocker "I Should Have Known It" and the Doors-esque "First Flash Of Freedom".

Mike Campbell is on top form and this album is a showcase for his virtuosity. Also like the hammond organ of Benmont Tench - the sound created by these two guys for this album is marvellous.
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Bump!

If anyone missed it last time round, BBC4 are having another Tom Petty Night this Friday (7th), with a new 'Classic Albums' episode on Damn the Torpedoes at 9pm, followed at 10pm by 'Rock Goes to College: Tom Petty' (a 1980 concert filmed at the Oxford Polytechnic), & then finishing off with the 4 hour 'Runnin' Down a Dream' doc at 10.45pm.

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