Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Bowl Recap

Well, Tom Petty played the Super Bowl, and while he didn't rock as hard as Prince did (not even as hard as Prince's press conference), there were a few things that impressed me. First, the flying-V guitar laser show at the beginning. Pretty good. Second, he played mostly songs from his "solo" album, yet this was considered a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show. A bit of Advancement. Third, did Mike Campbell, one of the all-time great guitarists, have his hair in dreadlocks? If so, that is one of the boldest statements of Advancement I've seen in a while.


Philco Brothers said...

Mike Campbell is such a great guitarist he can take a petty song and make it sound great. The game itself, being a Patriot fan, was the real heartbreaker.

Anonymous said...

Campbell's been doing the dreads for awhile. it is painful but advanced or painfully advanced, either way.

Anonymous said...

yes, we noticed the dreads. it takes a pretty high level of advancement for a late-50's southern rocker to pull them off.

also, how happy were you when Petty actually - and rather easily - hit the high notes on Free Fallin' after basically wheezing through American Girl.