&ot absonderpop: Tom Petty Week, Pt. 1: After All It Was A Great Big World

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tom Petty Week, Pt. 1: After All It Was A Great Big World



And another song that spurred an urban legend

American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was seen as tribute to Roger McGuinn's trademark 12-string Rickenbacker-jangle sound when it was released in 1976, although Petty and Heartbreakers' guitarrist Mike Campbell achieved that effect with two 6-strings playing unisono.
McGuinn would fittingly be the first to cover this tune on his 1977 solo effort Thunderbyrd.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American Girl
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American Girl (live)
Roger McGuinn: American Girl
Roger McGuinn: American Girl (live)
Brassknuckle Boys: American Girl
Cindy Alexander: American Girl
Dance Hall Crashers: American Girl (live)
Def Leppard: American Girl
Everclear: American Girl (live)
Frances Kramer: American Girl
Goo Goo Dolls: American Girl (live)
Humble Gods: American Girl
Ill Repute: American Girl
Matthew Sweet: American Girl
Melora Creager: American Girl
The Popsters: American Girl
The Relatives: American Girl
Venerea: American Girl
Wendy Newcomer: American Girl
Sexy Sadie: American Girl

Bonus (listen, and you'll know…):
The Strokes: Last Nite
Detroit Cobras: Last Nite

If you happen to have another version of this song, feel free to send it in and I'll include it in this list.

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1 Comments:

Blogger BeGu[∞] said...

Bei "American Girl" muss ich immer ans "Schweigen der Lämmer" denken..

10:44 AM  

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