1990/02/01 Providence, RI AUD

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Providence Civic Center
Providence, RI
February 1, 1990
CBG Classic Master Video Series Vol. 61

audio: recorded w/ Aiwa-CM30A mic through the Sony TR-5’s external mic in jack; captured with the video from the master 8mm analog tape; LPCM 1536 bit.

All video editing and DVD authoring by Silver Stallion (AKA guitard at Dime).

running time: 1 hr 37 mins (full show)

  1. Love Is A Long Road
  2. A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own
  3. Breakdown
  4. I Won’t Back Down
  5. Free Fallin’
  6. Down The Road A Piece
  7. Ben’s Boogie
  8. Don’t Come Around Here No More
  9. A Face In The Crowd
  10. Listen To Her Heart
  11. Something In The Air
  12. Alright For Now
  13. Yer So Bad
  14. You Got Lucky
  15. Rebels
  16. I Need To Know
  17. Refugee
  18. Runnin’ Down A Dream
  19. The Waiting
  20. American Girl

I only have one request, that you don’t take these files and post them on other torrent sites. I have many shows to upload. I will upload, let them get seeded by others and after a majority have downloaded the files completely, remove my files so I can seed something new. I prefer to manage my own shows on DIME and The Traders Den. I will upload to other sites when I wish to for select shows. Thanks for honoring my wishes in advance.

This is ìCBG Classic Master Video Series Vol. 61î.

In 1977, I was just starting to record live shows off the radio. There was the King Biscuit Flower Hour and The Source broadcasts on the Rock Radio Network. There was this new band in 1977 that was being broadcasted from My Fatherís Place (a bar) in Long Island. They were called Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I didnít know one song from them. I just liked to record these live broadcasts, well, sort of live, they were recorded live and then broadcasted a few weeks later. But what I liked about them is that it was the band in the raw as they play. There was no post production. There was no fixing the vocals. For bands that stretched out musically, there was improvisation. It was also a venue to find out about new music that I might not otherwise be exposed to. Later on, I was plenty exposed to Tom Petty on the radio, but at this point, I hadn’t heard of him.

Well, once this band started playing, in what seemed like a very small place from the sound on the radio, I immediately liked the sound. I Need To Know, caught my ear immediately. So did American Girl. Those were the first two songs. It was a 45 min set that was broadcasted. They must have been warming someone up at that place. Next up, Fooled Again (I Donít Like It). Now I am three for three, I like all the songs immediately. Then came the audience participation song Breakdown. Again, I liked it immediately. It was guitar oriented. The songs had hooks. They would stay in your head.

Listen to Her Heart followed. I liked it on first listen. A song called Anythingís Thatís Rock ëní Roll stuck in my head immediately. Then he plays the cover song Shout. I like the way he does it! And ends the set with another cover song Route 66. Geez, I can see this is a cassette I will be playing a lot. That is what I loved about recording these live shows off the radio. They werenít available at the record store. There were studio renditions of the songs that you would hear over and over the same way on the radio day after day. Theese had power and feel. Emotion came out of them in the live setting. And I was introduced to them in that fashion for the first time hearing the songs. I was setting the foundation, at 14 years old recording these shows on the radio, to my interest in live music. This new band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was giving me a foundation block to forge my way into rock and roll as a kid. Thanks Tom! I played that tape many times in the car driving around when I got my drivers permit a couple years later.

In 1990, Tom had put out several albums by then. The new one (Full Moon Fever) had a few songs that were on the radio and upon first listen, like when I first heard Tom live from My Father’s Place, I just liked them right from the start. The album came out the previous summer but I was finally getting to see him at the start of 1990. Free Falliní, Love is a Long Road, Yer So Bad, and Runniní Down A Dream were on the radio a lot. What a great song to give a little more gas to when driving on the highway. Runniní Down A Dream was a power shift song.

So with Tom Petty coming to Providence, Rhode Island, and having never filmed him in concert, it was an opportunity to check him and his band off my list. I also had the new Sony TR-5 Handycam that I purchased a few months earlier that I could put down my pants instead of strapping on the big and bulky Sony V5 camcorder to my back. So why not try a band I liked from the start and that I had never filmed?! I did and now you can watch the fruits of my labor of one band that started me on the path of running down my dreams. Enjoy Tom Petty breaking it down in Providence! CBG5150 Posted to DIME 2017-06-20.

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