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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Changed The Locks
Album: She's The One
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6.2

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Total ratings: 271









Released: 1996
Length: 4:53
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 Art_Carnage wrote:
The original's better. Play Lucinda!
 
So true. So true.

The original's better. Play Lucinda!
 secretsauce wrote:
I grew up as an American overseas ... (S. America) ... and NFL managed to get the SuperBowl broadcast overseas for many years (I don't know if they're still doing it).
 
Of course it is played all over the world.  In Singapore, the game is on at 6:00 am.  Bars open just for this event.  The BrewWerks pours lots of beers that morning....

 ScopArch wrote:
I really like Lucinda's trademark "Twang" better on this song.

 
Yeah, her twang and her anger really make her version. Tom is merely doing an homage here, it lacks the fire of Ms. Williams' version.

 SwampYankee wrote:
Tom's got a lot of great songs. This isn't one of them. Play Lucinda's version, pleeeeeeeease. {#Skull}
 

Yup.  I'm very fond of Tom and Lucinda, but this doesn't work for me at all.
Tom's got a lot of great songs. This isn't one of them. Play Lucinda's version, pleeeeeeeease. {#Skull}
I really like Lucinda's trademark "Twang" better on this song.

Wow, I really dig it.  Mike Campbell's rips it up and there's a good bit of random "hoa!-ing"  What's not to like?
 
Pharlap wrote:
Just not as good as the original.

Petty=6

Lucinda's an 8
 


Kasey Chambers also does a good job on this one.
Just not as good as the original.

Petty=6

Lucinda's an 8
I love Tom Petty, but this is awful.
riffster wrote:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one HECKUVA lot nicer to have at the halftime of the Super Bowl than those awful years of 'Up With People!' Try not to blame Tom for the way the NFL is - a group which at heart is a very close-fisted, reactionary group of yah-boh marketeers. ... the NFL makes Wal-Mart look like Albert Schweitzer sometimes they're so capitalistic.
Oh ... does that bring me back. I grew up as an American overseas ... (S. America) ... and NFL managed to get the SuperBowl broadcast overseas for many years (I don't know if they're still doing it). For many people around the world, it is the only American Football game they see. (Nevermind the hilarity of hearing some comentator trying to explain the rules). But I'll never forget the *dread* each year at the half-time shows ... this was our export to the world ... a glimpse into what live entertainment looked like in America? 1976 - Up With People: "A Tribute to America's Bicentennial" 1977 - "It's a small world"(incl. Audience card stunt) 'Up With People' played the SuperBowl four times: in 1976, 1980, 1982, 1986 Between that and the Oscars ... hoo boy, can we throw a show, or what?
All right, I get it He's just not that into you :beat:
willjay wrote:
Tom Petty is really overrated.
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willjay wrote:
Tom Petty is really overrated.
yeah man and I love over-rating him too.
Prefer Lucinda; she adds a lot more bite to it.
Tom Petty is really overrated.
well i really like this
sdn wrote:
I don't mean to be a language nazi here, but the word "cain't" just grates on my ears!
Reminds me of something once written about Lucinda: Just because she pronounces poetry "portry" doesn't make it less poetic.
rulebritannia wrote:
This version is dull dull dull -- what a shame.... But then again, it prompts me to listen to Lucinda's brilliant voice belting this out...now that is music to my ears.
Amen!
This version is dull dull dull -- what a shame.... But then again, it prompts me to listen to Lucinda's brilliant voice belting this out...now that is music to my ears.
Never have liked this guy - very average musically. Never have understood how he got to be so popular and considered classic... :beat: :frustrated:
Hinkamp wrote:
I hate that he's playing the Super Bowl half time.... of course I hate that anybody is playing the Super Bore half-time
Yeah there is that. But Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one HECKUVA lot nicer to have at the halftime of the Super Bowl than those awful years of 'Up With People!' :puke: Try not to blame Tom for the way the NFL is - a group which at heart is a very close-fisted, reactionary group of yah-boh marketeers. Always enjoyed the way Hunter Thompson 'Dr. Gonzo-ed' the crap of them in his time. We need more of that - the NFL makes Wal-Mart look like Albert Schweitzer sometimes they're so capitalistic. Tom Petty is pretty darn good if I might say so - and I just did! :mrgreen: This track isn't close to my favorite, but Mr. Petty is not a BS rock star like some. If any of you get a chance see the documentary on him, 'Runnin' Down a Dream', that Peter Bogdanovich just did last year. 3 1/2 hours long, but if you're interested at all (or maybe even if you aren't) in the music business, it's a fascinating 210 minutes. - Riff
sdn wrote:
I don't mean to be a language nazi here, but the word "cain't" just grates on my ears!
A language nazi in Philadelphia? Do you have any ears left at all?
keller1 wrote:
For f**cks sake Tom, unplug yer nasal passages before you lay down a track.
How would you know that it's Tom Petty then?!? For the record: I've always enjoyed Tom Petty's music quite a bit.
I hate that he's playing the Super Bowl half time.... of course I hate that anybody is playing the Super Bore half-time
For f**cks sake Tom, unplug yer nasal passages before you lay down a track.
HA! .. can't believe never heard this B4 .. great song!
just recently reviewed the Petty discography. unbefuckinleivable. this guy is prodigious. a hall o famer!
sorry, to have never heard lou dub's version, but glad that i never had to "learn" to love this song knowing it was a cover. i hope to avoid the original and remain blind and convinced that dr. petty wrote this song. ignorance is bliss? nice original dr.
Pitiful what's become of him.
I heard an interview of Tom on PBS. He told a story about how his house was burnt down in the middle of the night with his family in it. It was done by some insane groupie. Maybe this song could apply to that experience. jdpinball wrote:
this sounds kinda stupid form a male's perspective..but maybe it's because I love the origianl version ?? Tom does rock out on it though
A key rule of covers is 'make it your own'. I really like TP, but he didn't make this one his own 'cause all I hear is LW's version. Now, in my head I can hear TP playing this live and rockin' it big time.
Art_Carnage wrote:
Doesn't hold a candle to Lucinda's version.
Correct. I like Cake's cover, though.
Nabla wrote:
Hm. Has that vaguely plasticy plastic surgery look men get when they get it. Did TP go under the knife?
Wow. He really doesn't want to see her again.
Nobody's guitars or vocals could prop up the inherent flaccidity in Lucinda Williams' songwriting.
jdpinball wrote:
this sounds kinda stupid form a male's perspective..but maybe it's because I love the origianl version ??
exactly...and his delivery doesn't come close to the passion/anger in Lucinda's version. Once upon a time he was able to invest his songs with anger and angst - like in fooled again - but now he wades into this song like it's tepid bathwater.
TP has really slipped in my humble opinion . . .
sdn wrote:
I don't mean to be a language nazi here, but the word "cain't" just grates on my ears!
Good thing you don't live in the South! (I'm not fond of that pronunciation either, and I live there!)
The perfect combination IMHO would be Lucinda singing over Tom's grinding guitar....
I don't mean to be a language nazi here, but the word "cain't" just grates on my ears!
Art_Carnage wrote:
Doesn't hold a candle to Lucinda's version.
Agreed.
:dancingbanana_2:
this song rocks
this sounds kinda stupid form a male's perspective..but maybe it's because I love the origianl version ?? Tom does rock out on it though
Doesn't hold a candle to Lucinda's version.
Sometimes your just in this mood! Yeah!
Kick ass cover. Tear it up Tommy.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
I am of the opinion that if you can't add something to the song - then leave it alone. Lady Lu owns this song, and Petty just waters it down.
Word.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
I am of the opinion that if you can't add something to the song - then leave it alone. Lady Lu owns this song, and Petty just waters it down.
Most bourbon straight from the cask is some evil stuff; it burns like fire going down and usually elicits the "slam the glass back to the table and shudder" response. But, add just the right amount of clear water and suddenly you've got something completely different; subtle but strong, a cohesive palate with lovely hints of flavor here and there to really make it interesting. You're right; Tom Petty waters this down.
TimeWaster wrote:
I am a huge Petty fan, and I feel stupid for not knowing this was a cover. I've listened to the CD for like 10 years now. I just assumed since it was a soundrack, he wrote it. Learn something new every day! Thanks RP members!
+1. Likewise... didn't know it was a cover.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
I am of the opinion that if you can't add something to the song - then leave it alone. Lady Lu owns this song, and Petty just waters it down.
Yeah, Tom's voice just isn't grating enough to give that extra edge. His voice is just too good.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
I am of the opinion that if you can't add something to the song - then leave it alone. Lady Lu owns this song, and Petty just waters it down.
:yes:
I am of the opinion that if you can't add something to the song - then leave it alone. Lady Lu owns this song, and Petty just waters it down.
yupindeeeed yeaallright. looookout!!!!!!~!!!!!
Leslie wrote:
This is okay but it just doesn't have the "kick" that Lucinda's original has.
Agree. A bit week in comparison. He's just not pissed enough.
Great segue behind "Come On".
I can't think of a more perfect person to cover Lucinda. He really nails her, doesn't he...musically speaking, of course... :shifty:
This is okay but it just doesn't have the "kick" that Lucinda's original has.
rock on, Tom, rock on
I've heard much better than this from Petty. I see it's a Lucinda Williams song. Hmm.
pherthyl wrote:
Love the lyrics. Never heard the original though.
Lucinda's is a better version...more passionate vocals. IMHO
He doesn't sound at all twangy compared to Lucinda. Then again neither does Goober.
I am a huge Petty fan, and I feel stupid for not knowing this was a cover. I've listened to the CD for like 10 years now. I just assumed since it was a soundrack, he wrote it. Learn something new every day! Thanks RP members!
One of the few Petty songs I like. Understated but powerful. Oh, I see, it's a Lucinda cover. That explains it...
Love the lyrics. Never heard the original though.
Wow, he's going to great lengths to keep this person away. Sounds like me. Heh!
Tricky Bill, first Lucinda, then a cover of Lucinda.
I just acquired this CD and its pretty good. It's like the lost tracks CD. You will never hear anything off of it unless you see the movie or listen to RP.
I'm a huge fan of Tom Petty, and registered myself on this site just to write this comment. Been a long time listener (and a supporter during the past few months) of RP - my hat goes off to any radio station that digs up gems like this from underrated albums such as this one. RP stands alone in this elite group of radio stations. :notworthy:
snore. :yawn:
I like the heavy sound of this.
Save Radio Paradise.... but can this song! It sucks!
i think lucinda does her own song better.....
WOW!