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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — First Flash Of Freedom
Album: Mojo
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6.7

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Total ratings: 166









Released: 2010
Length: 6:49
Plays (last 30 days): 0
On our first flash of freedom,
I called out your name.
Love it is hard,
Like an overdue train.
We felt so much more,
Than our hearts could explain.
On our first flash of freedom.

A fistful of glory; a suitcase of sin,
The rain which you dream in,
When you count to ten.
You go to the edge,
And you always give in.
On your first flash of freedom.

Down every canyon and mountain we fall,
We laugh at our shadows.
Tall on the wall.
Your brain is so full,
But you can't keep it all.
On your first flash of freedom.

Across ancient bridges,
Through a town with no name.
Across painted hills,
That no rich man came claim.
Run the wild mustangs,
That nothing can tame.
On your first flash of freedom.
On your first flash of freedom.
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 gjeeg wrote:
Tales from Topographic Oceans!?
omg
Maybe early Allman Bros., but really... TfTO?
Is it the dope?
 
yeah, say WHAT?!

Yes and Allman Brothers are my top 2 all-time favoritist bands of all effen time.

and...I don't hear tfto....wouldn't mind if I did...but I don't...

The bass player is definately channeling Barry Oakley from the original ABB.

I'm up and down re: this album. Sometimes it strikes me as okay, but this one just plods along. The comparisons that are being made to albums that I would never consider listening to seals it. 3, and I'm a Tom Petty fan. His own unique vision is great, but once in a while he seems to lose confidence in it.
 floydoftherocks wrote:
Definitely a solid 5 for bringing butt rock into the new millennium... sounds like a bunch of 15 year-olds imitating something... but what I can't say..
 

I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waste
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung, wanna pull up tough
'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get wit'cha
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But with that butt you got makes me feel so horny
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you wanna get in my Benz?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupy
I've seen them dancin'
The hell with romancin'
She's sweat, wet,
Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of magazines
Sayin' flat butts are the thing
Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back
So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
Shake that healthy butt!
Baby got back!

Tales from Topographic Oceans!?
omg
Maybe early Allman Bros., but really... TfTO?
Is it the dope?
 gregr79 wrote:
Does anyone else hear a bit of the feel from the  Tales from Topographic Oceans by Yes ?
 
Yep!!  I thought it was just me...

Does anyone else hear a bit of the feel from the  Tales from Topographic Oceans by Yes ?
"Nobody's gonna hurt me" I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN IT.
 martinc wrote:
made me pull out my old wishbone ash albums
 
Yeah....pity they only ever made 1 good one.

 Giselle62 wrote:

what does "butt rock" mean? Cigarette or marijuana butts? or are they being "butts?" (I haven't heard this term before.)
the lyrical content seems like an account of someone's first acid trip.

p.s In the back of my mind, I wondered if "butt rock" was just a nicer way to say "cock rock?" so I looked it up on Urban Dictionary.

Cock rock would be more ballsy and straight-ahead rock like "Highway Star - Deep Purple" good driving songs.

I don't know if I agree to any of the definitions of "butt rock" there were too many to list here, but this Petty song is too swirly and trippy to be "butt rock" in my opinion.



 
Definition: Butt Rock


 floydoftherocks wrote:
Definitely a solid 5 for bringing butt rock into the new millennium... sounds like a bunch of 15 year-olds imitating something... but what I can't say..
 
what does "butt rock" mean? Cigarette or marijuana butts? or are they being "butts?" (I haven't heard this term before.)
the lyrical content seems like an account of someone's first acid trip.

p.s In the back of my mind, I wondered if "butt rock" was just a nicer way to say "cock rock?" so I looked it up on Urban Dictionary.

Cock rock would be more ballsy and straight-ahead rock like "Highway Star - Deep Purple" good driving songs.

I don't know if I agree to any of the definitions of "butt rock" there were too many to list here, but this Petty song is too swirly and trippy to be "butt rock" in my opinion.



Playing this cd non-stop the past week...6-8 very strong tracks. I like the jazzy feel (Steely Dan-esque for sure) on this one and the traditional blues on a couple of other tracks. Nice!
I was in Walmart on Saturday and was going to buy this cd, but it was sold Out, dammit.
Whiney.
 listen_n_sf wrote:
Nice Jimmy Page riff in there.
 

i caught that too; a little bit of the whole lotta love solo
Definitely a solid 5 for bringing butt rock into the new millennium... sounds like a bunch of 15 year-olds imitating something... but what I can't say..
I am really enjoying this cut... and the whole album! A whole new direction has arisen with MOJO, and I like it.
 musickat wrote:
Possibly the best cut I have heard so far.... and they are ALL good.
 

Really love that crazy, out-there, jazzy chord progression..
Possibly the best cut I have heard so far.... and they are ALL good.
Very nice. Good material. Sounds like a new producer and mixer in the studio? Any help from the RP crowd here?

Very nice! And for me it is not far away from his other stuff!
Has an Allman Brother's 'Dreams' vibe... {#Angel}
Growing and growing and growing....{#Bananajam}
I've never been a Tom Petty fan (except Face in the Crowd), but this is VERY nice. On my list for picks of the year.
I still like this even after hearing it a few times, even raised it a couple of point. I am not usually a Petty fan but this is pretty good...{#Music}
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Gave it an 8 first time I heard it,was on the speakers,this time with the cans,
instant 10 ! So many things going on here,love the organ and Toms guitar is brilliant,guess I have to buy this one.
 
The guitar is brilliant but its probably Mike Campbell that you are hearing.

Love it !! {#Yes}
Wow! Hard to believe thats Petty...I am very impressed
 Pharlap wrote:
sounds like early Allman Bros to me with swamp organ thing goin' on
 

Yep.

my first feel when i met this song was really impressed.
perfect. perfect lyrics and melody.


Just went from 7 to 8.   Don't think I can miss him this time.   Just can't decide where......KC... or..... St. Louis..?    {#Ask}
Nice Jimmy Page riff in there.
made me pull out my old wishbone ash albums
Nice stuff.  Reminds me of some of the very best from Steely Dan.
Cool, very nice. Going to see them on Tuesday in Vancouver! Kick azz seats too {#Dancingbanana_2}


 HazzeSwede wrote:
Gave it an 8 first time I heard it,was on the speakers,this time with the cans,
instant 10 ! So many things going on here,love the organ and Toms guitar is brilliant,guess I have to buy this one.
 
  This time on full blast on all amps !
                    11

Finally something with some groove! Awesome that music like this is still being written today.
I think I'm going to have to buy this album. Nice stuff so far.

This is probably one of those songs I will need to listen to a few times to appreciate it.


sounds like early Allman Bros to me with swamp organ thing goin' on
I'm liking this and can't wait for the CD release (June 15).  Too bad Stan Lynch is gone.  I liked him as a drummer (plus, he looked cool in those 80s videos).
Gave it an 8 first time I heard it,was on the speakers,this time with the cans,
instant 10 ! So many things going on here,love the organ and Toms guitar is brilliant,guess I have to buy this one.

Sounds a little Allman Bros-ish.  Very nice I think.


 keller1 wrote:
There is no doubt that Petty's new direction will be a bit of a shocker for some of his old fan base.

The big difference from previous Heartbreakers stuff is the presence of drummer Steve Ferrone, who is stylistically a lot more versatile than Stan Lynch was.

I think at this stage in his career Petty is ready to expand his musical horizons a bit, and he now has the horses to do it,  And from what I'm hearing here and on SNL, I personally cannot wait.
 
IMO Stan Lynch is one of the best rock and roll drummers that is currently alive. To bad him and Tom can't see eye to eye.

 keller1 wrote:

I think at this stage in his career Petty is ready to expand his musical horizons a bit
 

Yes, definitely. I love his classic stuff, but he's like 60. With all he's accomplished, I think he's allowed to do what he wants now, without fear of whether or not people will love it.

(I like this album so far)

 Stingray wrote:
This is "MOJO"....?

Ooooh - fuck! How lame!
 

Is the F-bomb necessary?
This is "MOJO"....?

Ooooh - fuck! How lame!
Not nearly as petty as his earlier stuff. Not bad, I like so far {#Music}
There is no doubt that Petty's new direction will be a bit of a shocker for some of his old fan base.

The big difference from previous Heartbreakers stuff is the presence of drummer Steve Ferrone, who is stylistically a lot more versatile than Stan Lynch was.

I think at this stage in his career Petty is ready to expand his musical horizons a bit, and he now has the horses to do it,  And from what I'm hearing here and on SNL, I personally cannot wait.


A new sound for Petty! I like it. TP is solid, an icon of rock 'n roll. That he is willing to break new ground is a tribute to his security in his craft.
Wow!  never heard before - some great guitar work!  Love it!
 scrubbrush wrote:


really? i'm not entirely impressed. seems unlikely to be a Petty 'classic'.
 
That's EXACTLY what's so promising.

 Bleyfusz wrote:
Sounds bloody promising.
 

really? i'm not entirely impressed. seems unlikely to be a Petty 'classic'.
Tom get hold of better drugs?
Great music: retro without sounding ironic or coy.

Now if only Petty would work with a lyricist . . . .
5 comments , this one is good but I thought i saw them on saturday noght live and were crap! or the songs they played anyway
Wow, I'm liking this!
This is great - new Tom Petty!  Different, but still has his sly lyrics and syrupy vocals. Likin' it....{#Daisy}
Sounds bloody promising.
Nice!  Petty can still put out great music!  Very few artists can say that after 30+ years.
Nice to know that Tom has a new album out.  I'm always interested in hearing what he has to say.

Damn! and now I just checked out his website; no stop in SLC on this tour.  I am bummed.

GREAT!!!!! New Tom Petty!