Brock Butler Presents Tom Petty Cover Set
Last Sunday, Perpetual Groove frontman played a set of Tom Petty covers for a performance that was streamed live via Busking Down The House. Butler focused on music from Petty’s mid-1990s era with just a few exceptions over the course of an hour. Audio and video of the set is available below as today’s Full Show Friday selection.
Brock opened with “I Won’t Back Down” from Petty’s first solo album, 1989’s Full Moon Fever. Next up was “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” one of four songs from the 1994 Tom Petty solo effort Wildflowers included in Butler’s set. The Virginia native continued with the oldest Petty tune he’d play all set — “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” It was then back to Wildflowers for “It’s Good To Be King” before Butler played “No Reason To Cry” off 2010’s Mojo.
B-sides were on the table for Butler’s Tom Petty tribute and he went with “Girl On LSD,” the song that backed the “You Don’t Know How It Feels” single. In 1993, one year before the release of Wildflowers, Tom Petty recruited The Heartbreakers to contribute to a new tune included on Greatest Hits — “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” Brock played that song and then, to end the set, returned to Wildflowers for both “Time To Move On” and the title track with “End Of The Line” from Petty’s tenure in supergroup the Traveling Wilburys splitting the two.
Watch video of the set:
Listen to an audio recording ripped by Rich Stoler below:
Set: I Won’t Back Down, You Don’t Know How It Feels, Don’t Come Around Here No More, It’s Good To Be King, No Reason To Cry, Girl On LSD, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Time To Move On, End Of The Line, Wildflowers