2022/04/18 Los Angeles, CA AUD

Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum
Los Angeles, California
April 18, 2022

Recorded by -M-
SP-CMC8 (Audio Technica at-943 microphone pair) > SP-SPSB-11 (battery box) > Sony PCM M-10 @ 24-48
iZotope RX8 advanced & Har-Bal 3.7 > CD Wave > Korg Aqua (16-44) > TLH (flac 8)


  1. Introduction
  2. Wicked Mind
  3. Dirty Job
  4. Wreckless Abandon
  5. Mike Campbell Silence
  6. State Of Mind
  7. Electric Gypsy
  8. Refugee

Host: Jaan Uhelszki

  1. Interview part #1 [14:39]
  2. Interview part #2 [15:39]
  3. Interview part #3 [14:43]
  4. Interview part #4 [16:58]
  5. Interview part #5 [13:52]
  6. Interview part #6 [13:02]

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell to the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation with music journalist Jaan Uhelszki about his legendary career and new album with The Dirty Knobs, External Combustion.
The conversation will be followed by a special performance by Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs.
For Mike Campbell, External Combustion – the second album by his first band as a leader, the Dirty Knobs – is proof that lightning can strike twice.
The follow-up to their 2020 debut Wreckless Abandon beats a new set of odds and jumps ahead in vision and drive, proving the first record was no one-shot deal.
Campbell experienced all of the above and more with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – riding shotgun with his friend and captain as lead guitarist, co-producer and, at times, co-writer – when he met guitarist Jason Sinay at a session in Los Angeles in 2000.
Once Lance Morrison joined in on bass and Matt Laug on drums, that turned into the Dirty Knobs, named after a faulty amp dial.

Jewel box artwork by ethiessen1, many thanks for the beautiful covers on this and so many other shows.

For historical reference only and not intended for resale or any commercial use
Support the artists and the venues that host live music
Buy the official releases and go to a concert

-M- (April 2022)



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