I'm pretty unfamiliar with Petty too
Posted by Pugeye on 10/3/2017, 9:09 am, in reply to "I have to admit I'm not too familiar with his stuff outside the Wilburies"
Never bothered with any of the Wilburys stuff (always assumed it would be generic throwback rock & roll) so I mainly know the hits from the radio, MTV ("Mary Jane's Last Dance" especially) and a greatest hits comp that someone left in the office at my former job. I also got the "Wildflowers" album when it came out (was pretty popular) and though I didn't listen to it often, I remember it had a few good songs like "You Wreck Me", "You Don't Know How It Feels", "It's Good To Be King" and "Time To Move On".
Have never really had the desire to check out his music and I probably still won't even though he's dead but I think he's a decent semi-Dylanesque pop craftsman. I just don't really have any type of emotional response to his music, which I guess sorta makes it appropriate that he worked with Jeff Lynne, because I basically feel the same way about him (though I obviously prefer him to Petty and actually own music of his). Don't really know anything about Petty as a person but apparently he was a huge Zombies fan (he wrote liner notes for the "Zombie Heaven" box set), so at least he had good taste. RIP
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