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  posted on 8/21/2010 at 01:21 PM
I know there was a thread here recently about the new Tom Petty record but since I've owned it for a few weeks now I thought I'd put in my two cents. I love it.
Lots of music here, 15 cuts, which I guess is not surprising since it's been quite awhile since the last Petty record. Petty proves here that he certainly hasn't lost his songwriting touch. Lots of variety, but to me the strength of the record is when Petty goes off on one of his storytelling forays with some understated and sympathetic accompaniment by the very able Heartbreakers. "The Trip to Pirate's Cove" is one of my faves, a tale of getting stuck here in the Bay area on a roadtrip:

We lost a wheel in Santa Cruz
So we partied with some motel maids
My friend said I don't like mine
So what do you say we trade
She was part of my heart
Now she's just a line in my face

I'm not the kind of reviewer to never say anything negative, and there are a couple of clunkers here. But it's pretty hard to bat 15 out of 15; I'd say Tom just batted about .800. I give this record a 4 out of 5 stars.





[Edited on 8/22/2010 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 10:21 AM
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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 10:29 AM
appreciate the review--i'd like to get this one!
 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 12:20 PM
Great album!!
 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 02:42 PM
" I got a friend in Mendecino and it's gettin' close to harvest time ... "

The Trip To Pirate's Cove is worth the price of admission by itself .

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 03:14 PM
I love the album, looking forward to seeing Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in Dallas on Sept. 21, with opening act ZZ Top!!
 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 03:54 PM
I need to get this one. His last one in 2008 with Mudcrutch was the best Petty record in about 15 years.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 04:18 PM
i posted many weeks ago that this record is a keeper. glad others agree.
 

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  posted on 8/23/2010 at 12:19 PM
looking forward to hopefully hearing the majority of this album live on Friday night @ SPAC. The cd has been in my truck for a few days now.

 

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  posted on 8/23/2010 at 12:39 PM
It's weird, I have two friends who are huge music freaks; one says he tried multiple times and just could not get into Mojo. The other one, I played it for him in my truck last night and he was raving about it, then wanted to hear more when we got to his place and shot a few rounds of pool. He was totally taken with it on first listen. I never did hear the recent Mudcrutch record, but as for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, I think that this record is somewhat of a big departure for Tom Petty's writing. He was not interested in writing hits for Mojo, and he's admitted that many times in his career he was consciously trying to write hits. To me, his writing has matured and gone in more of an Americana direction. I dig it.

 

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  posted on 8/23/2010 at 12:53 PM
I'll continue my slight threadjack. Rob - here is a preview of the Mudcrutch record. It's a must buy for anyone who enjoys Petty & Campbell:

Lover of the Bayou:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln7F-a05aQI

Scare Easy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlYeq5f9lqM

Orphan of the Storm:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVAr5qm3Gxg



 

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  posted on 8/23/2010 at 01:12 PM
LOVE Mojo and Mudcrutch. Two of my favorite albums of any artist to come out in the last couple of years.
 

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  posted on 8/23/2010 at 04:50 PM
Just got the CD over the weekend.

Is it just me, or does it sound like Tom took Peter Green's "Slabo Day" and wrote lyrics for it and called it "The Trip To Pirate's Cove"?? The backing track is almost verbatim to the Peter Green tune.

That's my only "criticism" of the album...other than that, it's one of the best TP&H albums I've ever heard.

 
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  posted on 8/29/2010 at 11:32 AM
Thought I'd bump this thread because I came across some revealing insight into Mojo in Rolling Stone's double issue, July 8-22, 2010:

RS: Why is the album called Mojo?

TP: It sounded good, and it was something that we were looking for. The (2008) Mudcrutch album kicked off the whole idea of this record, and it was because we recorded it quickly and loosely. For Mojo, we didn't use headphones, everybody was in the same room, and we did very few overdubs. We'd record it in one or two takes. We couldn't have made this album in the Eighties.

RS: To me, this album has a feeling of being on the run, outrunning the cops.........

TP: ......or outrunning life itself. I didn't write it as a theme. Inevitably, though, you find a theme creeping in. But any attempt to intellectualize my stuff embarrasses me.

RS: Tell me about "Running Man's Bible."

TP: I'd always wanted to deal with Howie's death, and there's some of that in there. It's one of those embarrassingly revealing songs. It just crept into my mind one day. I was playing the guitar, and it started falling out, and I wrote it down as quick as I could.

RS: On "Don't Pull Me Over" you sing that pot "should be legalized." Do you agree with that statement?

TP: Very much so. We could solve a lot of problems with the tax money, and the medical benefits are well-proven. Pretending that America isn't using marijuana is ridiculous, so I'm glad I got that statement in. That said, the pot store doesn't look right to me. Why wouldn't it be sold at a pharmacy like any other prescription?

RS: The band sounded amazingly tight on Saturday Night Live.

TP: We're joined in the cause. We respect the band as more important than our individual problems, and we're getting along ridiculously well. It's disgusting to see old men so happy.

 

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