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Tom Petty
27 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together
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Any Petty Fans? He worked with George In The Traveling Wilburys, but I really like his work in his Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. If You haven't Heard Mary Jane's Last Dance, Click on The Youtube Link Below. One of The Best Non Beatles Songs Ever

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

28 November 2010
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I love "Free Falling", "Last Dance with Mary Jane" and "Breakdown"(the live version from Pack up the Plantation). I haven't listened to too much of his work, but I'm trying to change that.

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28 November 2010
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rockmusicnut
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Yep Tom Petty has some great music.

28 November 2010
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I enjoy his work very much. VH1 Classic has been airing one of his concerts from 1978 this month. I've seen it listed a few times, so if they play it again, it is worth watching.

I also think his work on the animated sitcom "King of the Hill" as the character "Lucky" is funny.

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1 December 2010
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Von Bontee
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I was given Damn the Torpedoes (on 8-track tape!) as a birthday gift from my grandparents 30 years ago. I'm happy to own that one and his debut and a 2-disc anthology, but don't think I need to hear too much more - I got REALLY sick of all those big hits he had, back around the dawn of the 90s.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
1 June 2011
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Von Bontee said:

 I got REALLY sick of all those big hits he had, back around the dawn of the 90s.

 

How do you get sick of great music? I am loving his later day stuff, specifically Echo and Into The Great Wide Open.

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As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

2 June 2011
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Another Petty fan here! Great guy with a solid body of work. I'm a fan of the Heartbreaks as well as his solo work. Ifany oof you get a chance, watch his Soundstage performance. Absolutely amazing how diverse his catalogue is as well as how great the Heartbreakers are as a band.

I also recommend watching the Tom Petty and teh Heartbreakers documentary: Runnin' Down a Dream. Amazing doc about the band. One of the better documentaries about rock music I've seen.

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2 June 2011
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I own Petty's debut on the recently released White vinyl limited edition version. I have one of 4500 copies!!! (Will sell it later in life.)

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

2 June 2011
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My Dad's a HUGE Petty fan, I'm no expert but I think he owns almost every album of his that's solo or with the Heartbreakers. It's a good thing, too, because that's why he bought the Traveling Wilburys CD and how I got into them in the first place...

Tom Petty is amazing, he's in my top ten of favorite artists.

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2 June 2011
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Yahh!!!!!!!!!

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ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!
29 January 2015
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Billboard article on the settlement between Tom Petty and Sam Smith about "I Won't Back Down" and "Stay."

It's interesting as - speaking off the top of my head - I believe it was Tom's friend George's case that set the precedent for the concept of "accidental plagiarism."

parlance

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29 January 2015
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You know, the first time that I heard "Stay With Me," I thought "This sounds a heck of a lot like I Won't Back Down."  It's good to know that I'm not crazy.

 

EDIT: Well, maybe I am, but not in this respect.

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30 January 2015
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4or5Magicians
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Tom Petty is great. I like a lot of his work. Good to see that the lawsuit was handled amicably, at least.

 

That said, I think that suing over chord progressions (especially in cases of admitted "accidental plagarism") is crap. There are a finite number of chords and even fewer progressions of those chords that sound pleasing to the ear. If you think about it, it's not really something that someone invented, it's just a natural property of sound waves and the shifting of those sound waves as we perceive them. Em > D > G sounds pleasing to the ear. Some other progressions sound like a person beating a guitar against a cage full of cats. yoko-ono_01

 

In pop music the melody pretty much follows the chord progression and there's only so much you can stray from that before people think it sounds terrible. At some point it will literally be impossible to write a three minute pop song without giving somebody else (or their estate) writing credit for having a similar structure.

 

I'm sure if they looked hard enough, Sam Smith's lawyers could have found an earlier song with the exact same structure as the two songs in question. I hadn't heard the new song until today. Yes, it's very similar, but it's clearly not the same overall song. The two things I could hear in common between the two songs were a pretty basic chord progression (which sounds particularly boring and simplistic, in my opinion, in Smith's song) and a sort of AABA verse structure (the latter of which neither of them invented).

 

Anyway, I'm all for original artists getting royalties if someone covers their song, samples it, or even makes a carbon copy of the song with different lyrics. However, I believe at a certain point the arrangement or overall presentation should be taken into consideration. As similar as the two songs kind of sound, they're clearly two distinct songs to me. One good and pretty catchy, the other.... meh. As nice as Petty is being about the whole thing, these situations almost always come off as a cash grab more than preserving artistic integrity. After all, you never hear about a song that sold 50 copies getting sued for plagarism.

 

But what do I know, I'm not a copyright lawyer. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

30 January 2015
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parlance
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4or5Magicians said
Tom Petty is great. I like a lot of his work. Good to see that the lawsuit was handled amicably, at least.

 But remember, as the article said, it wasn't a lawsuit.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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