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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 03:25 PM
just downloaded the new CD. Running Mans Bible is a great tune. Glad to see Tom and the Heartbreakers making new music. This CD was a long time coming.
 
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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 03:47 PM
I just heard it on rhapsody, awesome album!! Gonna pick it up this weekend.
 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 03:51 PM
A review of "Mojo" from one of my local newspapers:

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, MOJO (REPRISE)
****1/2 (Four and a half stars)

By Kevin O'Hare

The next time you hear someone say that veteran rockers are incapable of still
making great music, hold up this album as evidence to the contrary.

Assuming there's a sane jury, you'll win the argument. But better yet, give it a
spin, again and again and again and you will almost certainly fall in love with
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' "Mojo."

There's no logical reason for this troupe, 30-plus years into their career to be making
something as completely riveting and infectious as "Mojo." Yet this is the album for
the summer of 2010 and arguably the best of Petty's career. Still have doubts? Get
in the car. Flip on "The Trip to Pirate's Cove," or the Allman-eque twin-lead guitar
propelled "First Flash of Freedom." Press play again.

The set is getting a lot of advance billing as a blues-based disc, and yes, there are
definitely plenty of blues elements to be found in cuts like "Takin' My Time," or the
slide-driven "Candy." But it's also steeped in Petty's Southern roots, free flowing and
furious, filled with biting lyrics like the references to Thomas Jefferson's midnight
creeping in "Jefferson's Jericho Blues," through the reggae rythmic splashes in
"Don't Pull Me Over," to the hustlin' jive of "Let Yourself Go," and the guitar snarling
first radio cut "I Should Have Known It." And occasionally Petty and company
give a nod and a wink to their own deep past, resurrecting that vintage "Breakdown"
flavor with the punishing slow groove of "Lover's Touch."

The album is being released in several formats, including standard CD, download bundled
with tour tickets, Blue-ray audio and as a 180 gram double vinyl set.

 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 03:55 PM
listening to it for the 2nd time and it just gets better. Some great songs, Pirates Cove is vintage Petty.
 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 04:52 PM
It's a keeper. I'll be picking it up this weekend.

Rolling Stone's 4 star review...
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/reviews/album/17385/116900

 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 05:18 PM
Yeah, so I decided to fish around for best available tickets for the Tampa show...

Best available seats were pretty good but they were $302.75, A PIECE! Wow, I think I'll stay home and make a mortgage payment instead!

 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 06:07 PM
getting it this week
 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 06:10 PM
Just downloaded it...... instant classic.

 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 06:15 PM
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Yeah, so I decided to fish around for best available tickets for the Tampa show...

Best available seats were pretty good but they were $302.75, A PIECE! Wow, I think I'll stay home and make a mortgage payment instead!


That sucks , I am going to Tom Petty tomorrow night and piad $309.00 for two tix on row 2 , I know what you mean , Neil Young is doing a solo acoustic show here in Edmonton and the good seats are $250 EACH , $90 for back of theatre , I have no interest in paying that kind of cash for a NY concert let alone solo .

 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 06:57 PM
Very bluesy album " Jefferson Jericho Blues " rocks .

 

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  posted on 6/15/2010 at 08:58 PM

Chicago Tribune
June 14, 2010
Album review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'Mojo'
Share | 3 stars (out of 4)

Tom Petty has been making albums with the Heartbreakers since 1976, but “Mojo” is the first studio release in which the band sounds like it’s on equal footing with the songs.

That’s both a plus and minus. Petty’s best songs have a certain economy best-served by terse arrangements and the self-effacing interplay of his bandmates. But “Mojo” (Reprise) spotlights the interplay of the Heartbreakers, and gives guitarist Mike Campbell room to stretch.

A master at weaving different colors through Petty’s songs, Campbell brings a new boldness to his playing, as is instantly apparent with the opening fanfare on “First Flash of Freedom.” The songs aren’t exactly jam-fests, but they feel looser, stretching out to accommodate his solos. In “Good Enough,” his six-string fire evokes the soul-blues drama of the Allman Brothers at their vintage best, and “I Should Have Known It” is harder still, a flashback to Led Zeppelin.

Though the album was recorded in the band’s North Hollywood, Calif., rehearsal space, it brims with references to the Heartbreakers’ collective past in the deep South, with its images of sugarcane, moonshine and a grandfather’s pulpwood factory off U.S. Hwy. 41 in Florida. That makes the undeniable blues undercurrent in songs like “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” “Takin’ My Time,” “Candy,” “U.S. 41” and “Let Yourself Go” understandable. These aren’t classic Petty songs, but they are sturdy vehicles for a terrific, if frequently underrated band.

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 01:38 AM
was posting in one thread the other day w/other folks...then one dude comes on & says about the music we were posting about liking "If you've heard one...you've heard them all" to which i got a big laugh out of....but,I realize now that is exactly how i feel about Tom Petty's music....sorry.....I don't knock Artist that folks around here dig...go for it,we all hear music differently......& i was thinking about picking up this cd until seeing him & the Heartbreakers doing s few tunes on Sat. Nite Live last Sat. night. ....did not dig it in the least...changed my mind really quickly....

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 07:52 AM
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was posting in one thread the other day w/other folks...then one dude comes on & says about the music we were posting about liking "If you've heard one...you've heard them all" to which i got a big laugh out of....but,I realize now that is exactly how i feel about Tom Petty's music....sorry.....I don't knock Artist that folks around here dig...go for it,we all hear music differently......& i was thinking about picking up this cd until seeing him & the Heartbreakers doing s few tunes on Sat. Nite Live last Sat. night. ....did not dig it in the least...changed my mind really quickly....


Yeah I agree.
Classic rock radio kinda ruined some music for me . I can hardly stand listening to Petty,Skynyrd,Floyd,Steve MIller and some others etc. They just beat those groups into the ground.
A frined of mine has the new Petty cd and I did here. There are a few good tunes, but the others do nothing for me.

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 08:13 AM
I want to get the new record. To me, Tom Petty is one of the great songwriters in the history of rock 'n' roll and has been for over thirty years now.

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 10:07 AM
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was posting in one thread the other day w/other folks...then one dude comes on & says about the music we were posting about liking "If you've heard one...you've heard them all" to which i got a big laugh out of....but,I realize now that is exactly how i feel about Tom Petty's music....sorry.....I don't knock Artist that folks around here dig...go for it,we all hear music differently......& i was thinking about picking up this cd until seeing him & the Heartbreakers doing s few tunes on Sat. Nite Live last Sat. night. ....did not dig it in the least...changed my mind really quickly....


Yeah I agree.
Classic rock radio kinda ruined some music for me . I can hardly stand listening to Petty,Skynyrd,Floyd,Steve MIller and some others etc. They just beat those groups into the ground.
A frined of mine has the new Petty cd and I did here. There are a few good tunes, but the others do nothing for me.

I have a suggestion. Stop listening to Classic Rock Radio. I can't listen to CRR more then once every couple of months. How many times do I need to hear Brown Eyed Girl? Great tune, bur CRR ruined it for me. As for Mojo, I really like it. I think it has some of the best guitar work that I've ever heard on a Tom Petty recording. The more I play it, the more I like it, and I liked it a lot the first time through.

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 10:18 AM
I saw a good PBS program last night around 11PM. Tavis Smiley interviewed Tom about the new record and Smiley did a great interview. He asked a lot of good questions. If you can find that, it's a great piece on Tom. Maybe the PBS website has links to it...

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 10:22 AM
Here 'tis, BigDave!

http://video.pbs.org/video/1523084922/

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 10:45 AM
I love the new Tom Petty CD. Really good stuff.

Track 2 "First Flash of Freedom" has a vibe of a certain other band we are fond of.

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 12:31 PM
My copy of Mojo is in the mail. Streamed it last night on spinner.com and really dig it. Petty's last release, Mudcrutch, is probably my favorite album release from any artist in the last 20 years. This is one of the last great rock n roll bands still touring and putting out quality tunage. Can't wait for MSG in July!
 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 12:34 PM
here's the all music guide review if anyone is interested:

Review by Steve Leggett

Tom Petty has been fronting the Heartbreakers off and on (mostly on) for over 30 years now, and he and his band have been delivering a high level of no-frills, classy, and reconstituted American garage rock through all of it. Petty often gets lumped in with artists like Bruce Springsteen, whose careful and worked-over lyrics carry a kind of instant nostalgia, but Petty's songwriting at its best cleverly bounces off of romance clichés, often with a desperate, lustful drawl and sneer, and he’s usually been more concerned with the here and now than he is about musing about what’s been abused and lost in contemporary America, although he's certainly not blind to it. Petty has always been more immediate than that — until now, that is. Mojo is Petty's umpteenth album, and technically the first he’s done with the Heartbreakers since 2002’s sly The Last DJ. This time out he’s tackling the blues, trying to graft the Heartbreakers' (Mike Campbell on guitar, Scott Thurston on guitar and harmonica, Benmont Tench on keyboards, Ron Blair on bass, and Steve Ferrone on drums) patented 1960s garage sound to the Chicago blues sound of Chess Records in the 1950s. Sonically it certainly works, mostly because this is a wonderful band, but then it all seems a little tired, worn, and exhausted, too, and not a single song here has that certain desperate, determined defiance that Petty has always delivered in the past with a knowing sneer and a little leering wink. The opener, “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” is a case in point. It starts by being a song about Thomas Jefferson’s dalliance with one of his black maids, and it could have been a scathing indictment of an out-of-date Southern attitude, contemporary racism, and so much more. Instead, it tumbles unfocused into, well, a song about missing a girl and how time moves slow, and one can’t help but wonder why Petty dragged Thomas Jefferson and his maid into any of it in the first place. Petty has never sounded so emotionally drained and detached as a vocalist as he does on this album, and while it’s nice to hear the Heartbreakers flirt with the blues — and to hear Campbell's clear, precise slide guitar playing — there’s no excuse for not having solid songs to scaffold it. There’s a worn-out, regretful, and boringly meditative tone to so many tracks here — this is not what one expects from a band that rocks as fine as this one can. Again, the playing is solid, but one wishes Petty & the Heartbreakers had simply covered some of those old Chess classics rather than trying half-heartedly to write their own — it would have made for an album closer to intent.

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 01:22 PM
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I love the new Tom Petty CD. Really good stuff.

Track 2 "First Flash of Freedom" has a vibe of a certain other band we are fond of.

yes it does

 

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was posting in one thread the other day w/other folks...then one dude comes on & says about the music we were posting about liking "If you've heard one...you've heard them all" to which i got a big laugh out of....but,I realize now that is exactly how i feel about Tom Petty's music....sorry.....I don't knock Artist that folks around here dig...go for it,we all hear music differently......& i was thinking about picking up this cd until seeing him & the Heartbreakers doing s few tunes on Sat. Nite Live last Sat. night. ....did not dig it in the least...changed my mind really quickly....


Yeah I agree.
Classic rock radio kinda ruined some music for me . I can hardly stand listening to Petty,Skynyrd,Floyd,Steve MIller and some others etc. They just beat those groups into the ground.
A frined of mine has the new Petty cd and I did here. There are a few good tunes, but the others do nothing for me.

I have a suggestion. Stop listening to Classic Rock Radio. I can't listen to CRR more then once every couple of months. How many times do I need to hear Brown Eyed Girl? Great tune, bur CRR ruined it for me. As for Mojo, I really like it. I think it has some of the best guitar work that I've ever heard on a Tom Petty recording. The more I play it, the more I like it, and I liked it a lot the first time through.



personally,the only radio i listen to at all is Sports Talk radio.Petty's stuff just sounds the same to me...& radio over-kill has nothing to do w/it at all.

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 04:04 PM
I love this album , the best stuff Tom has done in quite some time IMO , this album deserves the praise its recieving , can't wait 'til tonight's show .

 

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was posting in one thread the other day w/other folks...then one dude comes on & says about the music we were posting about liking "If you've heard one...you've heard them all" to which i got a big laugh out of....but,I realize now that is exactly how i feel about Tom Petty's music....sorry.....I don't knock Artist that folks around here dig...go for it,we all hear music differently......& i was thinking about picking up this cd until seeing him & the Heartbreakers doing s few tunes on Sat. Nite Live last Sat. night. ....did not dig it in the least...changed my mind really quickly....


Yeah I agree.
Classic rock radio kinda ruined some music for me . I can hardly stand listening to Petty,Skynyrd,Floyd,Steve MIller and some others etc. They just beat those groups into the ground.
A frined of mine has the new Petty cd and I did here. There are a few good tunes, but the others do nothing for me.

I have a suggestion. Stop listening to Classic Rock Radio. I can't listen to CRR more then once every couple of months. How many times do I need to hear Brown Eyed Girl? Great tune, bur CRR ruined it for me. As for Mojo, I really like it. I think it has some of the best guitar work that I've ever heard on a Tom Petty recording. The more I play it, the more I like it, and I liked it a lot the first time through.


I stopped about 6-7 yrs ago dude.

 

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  posted on 6/16/2010 at 05:10 PM
Get Your MOJO...it's Grrrrrrrrrrrreat stuff!!!

 

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