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Roadies Episode 5 – Song List

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Lucius in Roadies (season 1, episode 5). - Photo: Neal Preston/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: Roadies_105_2213

Photo: Neal Preston/SHOWTIME

Episode 5 – Friends and Family:

  • “Too Close” – Rekha
  • “Sage Dream” – Citizun
  • “1994” (Score) – Lucius
  • “Sweet William” – Tom Petty
  • “Left Hand Free” – Alt-J
  • “Flying Eyes” (Score) – Lucius
  • “Call My Name” – Freia
  • “Welcome Home” – Radical Face
  • “Sleeping in the Clouds” (Score) – Lucius
  • “Radio Nowhere” (Live 7/15/13) – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Maggot Brain” – Funkadelic (Song of the Day)
  • “Moaning Lisa Smile” – Wolf Alice
  • “Dreamhaze” (Score) – Lucius
  • “Flying Eyes” (Score) – Lucius
  • “Tomorrow Morning” – Blue Nile
  • “Born Again Teen” – Lucius
  • “Dusty Trails” – Lucius
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Jul 25, 2016

Mr. Integrity

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Tom Petty’s birthday is coming up this Sunday, but let’s get a head start by celebrating today. If you dig into the Journalism section you’ll find Rolling Stone stories from from April, 1978 and October, 1978 . Also, don’t forget about Cameron’s liner notes for Tom’s 2000 greatest hits collection,  Anthology. One last thing, Cameron’s first directorial job was Heartbreaker’s Beach Party for MTV and you can view a snippet below of Cameron over at Tom’s house.

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Oct 18, 2013

Archives: Tom Petty – Anthology Liner Notes

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More than a few times over the years, I’ve attempted to compile the definitive road-tape collection of the best of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It’s not easy. In fact, each time I’ve tried, it’s been a hideous undertaking, log-jammed with endless questions like these: “Do you go with the amazing acoustic-intro live version of ‘The Waiting’ or the walk-away-perfection of the original?” “Is ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” a true Heartbreakers track?” “How about including covers like ‘Something In The Air’ or ‘Psychotic Reaction’ for flavor?” “What about the live B-side version of ‘Change Of Heart?’” “And why not throw ‘Peace In L.A.’ on there?” Arguments like these can eat up days on end…. ’til the point arrives when you just pack up all the albums and drive. See, when the bounty you have to choose from is the work of the greatest and most consistent American band of the last twenty-five years, any Heartbreakers collection is gloriously controversial. Trends come and go, bands of the moment break up, re-form and break up again….and through it all, every year or so, the Heartbreakers unleash a new album full of fire, raw truths, aching melancholy and flat-out jubilation. Any Heartbreakers “best of” is destined to be a great ride filled with road signs leading to the albums that each of the tracks came from. Each album matters. And for every track on this anthology, there’s a “No Second Thoughts” from You’re Gonna Get It, “Mary’s New Car” from Southern Accents, or “Keepin’ Me Alive” from the stellar box set Playback.

So, daunting tasks aside, let’s now celebrate the killer flow of this line-up. From “Breakdown,” through the wrenching beauty of “Straight Into Darkness” to the brand new recording of “Surrender,” the song Petty wrote in 1977 and didn’t get around to recording until 2000, this new collection throws a white-hot spotlight on the truth of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. From their beginnings in Florida, through their journey out west and beyond, this is a band of fans. And by the way, this is one of the very few seminal bands that has actually performed the impossible–they stayed together. So here is a living mix tape, a portrait of a band still growing. These carefully chosen songs, classics and hidden-classics alike, are constant reminders of the way Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers can make you feel, on any given afternoon, when you’re craving something real, and one of these songs hits the radio.

You can’t beat it. You can barely contain it on a couple discs. All you can do is crank it up, and take the ride. Only one question. Is it too late to consider including the live version of “Time To Move On” from Saturday Night Live? And “You Don’t Know How It Feels?” And then there’s always…wait… see, this is how it all starts to unravel. Best to leave this to the professionals.

Cameron Crowe. September 2000

Courtesy of Tom Petty: Anthology – MCA Records

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Feb 25, 2013

10 Records That Affected or Changed Your Life in Some Way

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As part of a feature in the November, 1980 issue of Pro Fun magazine, Cameron was amongst a group of rock critics that shared 10 Records (or singles /artists) that in some way affected them or changed their lives. We thought it might be fun to peek back and share those with you today.

1. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – Neil Young

2. After the Goldrush – Neil Young

3. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

4. Bayou Country – Creedence Clearwater Revival

5. For the Roses – Joni Mitchell

6. Something/Anything? – Todd Rundgren

7. Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan

8. “The Wild One, Forever” – Tom Petty

9. Cloud Nine – The Temptations

10. James Brown

 

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Jul 23, 2012

Happy Birthday: Tom Petty!

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Today is legendary rocker, Tom Petty’s birthday. He is 61 years young. His history with Cameron is a long and fruitful one. In addition to the Heartbreakers Beach Party MTV special, there’s been a numerous journalism pieces and Petty’s contributions to soundtracks such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Jerry Maguire and Elizabethtown. Here’s a few to articles to peruse. Happy Birthday Tom!

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Oct 20, 2011

MTV Heartbreakers Beach Party

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Some of you may not know that Cameron’s first directing gig was for a 1982 1983 MTV special about Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers. As Cameron recently tweeted, this was only aired a few times and MTV pulled it because of all the bootleg footage that was featured in the show. The program’s reputation has grown throughout the years, and it’s something that has been passed around by Petty fans via VHS and DVD conversions. Hopefully someday it will officially see the light of the day.

Above is a short clip I found on YouTube where Cameron and Tom are shooting a dart gun, looking through Tom’s box of archives and just hanging out. This footage was filmed at Tom’s house.

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Jul 22, 2011

Tom Petty Liner Notes

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I’ve added Cameron’s liner notes from Tom Petty’s Anthology – Through the Years. This is a double CD collection of Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s greatest hits.

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Jul 7, 2002

David Crosby: Remember My Name-Out Now on DVD/Blu-ray & Digital!


  • Aloha- FX Now
  • Almost Famous- Hulu
  • E-Town- Amazon,Hulu
  • Fast Times- Starz
  • Jerry Maguire- Amazon, Showtime
  • Vanilla Sky- Starz