“Keep A Little Soul”, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from “An American Treasure”.

In less than 12 hours more details will be unearthed about the new 60 track Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers box set titled “An American Treasure”, (he certainly was).

According to Variety, the news was revealed today on Petty’s SiriusXM radio station, along with the debut of the first track from the box set, 1982’s previously unreleased “Keep a Little Soul.” American Treasure was reportedly compiled by Petty’s daughter Adria, his wife Dana, Heartbreakers guitarist and keyboardist Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and “studio collaborator” Ryan Ulate.

Update:While I’m really looking forward to this, I wish the handful of tracks that were from studio albums would have been replaced with other live versions, demos, or even covers he did with other people. This is certainly not me bitching about it, just how I think something great, could have been even better. 

Another shot of Miss Monroe and that green towel that should have been a wash cloth.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is exactly what Brian Wilson was picturing when he and Mike Love put down the lyrics to Surfin’ USA to that Chuck Berry tune. 

“A bushy bushy blonde hairdo
Surfin’ U. S. A.”

I still think this might be my favorite clip of Tom Petty singing a live performance. In the comments on youtube it is alleged that he might be a bit high since this might have been the first song following an intermission (grass break).

It’s more of how a pro’s pro, starts a song he’s sung countless times and makes a mistake and has fun with it. The laughing and smiling. 

(I may have made a similar post to this previously, I haven’t checked. Yet…. but even if that the case that is quite alright  It’s a great fuckin’ song.)