I can’t believe I haven’t done this one yet! The indie and indie-minded love to cover some Petty. He may be terrible at taxes, but he’s great at writing songs.
The zip file does NOT have the direct-linked ez archive songs in it; just the savefile ones.
A is for Tom’s most famous song . . . American Girl-Melora Creager
B is for Backyard Tire Fire’s tribute to this great songwriter . . .Tom Petty-Backyard Tire Fire
C is for Change the Locks-Keller Williams. The only song on this list where I haven’t actually heard TP do it.
E is for Even The Losers (Petty cover)-Jason Isbell of The Drive-By Truckers. From June 9, 2005. Jason puts on a great live show.
F is for Running Down a Dream-Tony Furtado
G is for gag, which most Mayer songs make me do . . .Free Fallin-John Mayer
H is for hearts. You Got Lucky-Black Heart Procession
J is for Free Fallin’-Jarflys.
L is for Listen to Her Heart-Fastball
M is for American Girl-Pat McGee Band.
O is for One Song, Many Versions. Mary Jane’s Last Dance-Ari Hest. Probably my least favorite Tom Petty single, this version kicks ass over the original. It gives the song some much-needed balls. It’s kind of shocking to me, though, how many people have covered the tune.
P is for peace! American Girl-Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
R is for Rebels-Drive-By Truckers.
S is for Time to Move On-Jon Shain.
T is for two-for-one. A cool mash up of two unlikely folks, one pure R&B pop, and the other Tom. If I Were a Free Fallin’ Boy (Beyonce “If I Were a Boy” vs. Tom Petty “Free Fallin’”)-DJ Earworm.
V is for You Got Lucky-Venice Is Sinking
W is for Listen To Her Heart-Wilco
Z is for Zip File!