Doc Crotzer joins me as my guest for this episode of You, Me and An Album to discuss Tom Petty’s second solo album, Wildflowers. Doc is a director, producer and editor who has worked on movies and on numerous TV series, including Glee, Sons of Anarchy and Good Behavior. In addition to discussing Tom Petty, we talked about Doc’s latest movie project, his role in writing and performing a theme song for a fantasy baseball podcast and his “appearance” in Rookie of the Year.
A couple of corrections: My apologies to Steve Ferrone for mispronouncing his name. Also, I made a comparison between Only a Broken Heart and R.E.M.’s Diminished, but the song I meant to compare it to was actually Parakeet, also from R.E.M.’s Up album.
Thanks to Doc for digging up these Tom Petty clips that were referenced on the show!
Tom Petty on SNL (featuring Dave Grohl): https://www.facebook.com/nashvilleguitarstore/videos/throwback-to-1994-snl-tom-petty-featuring-dave-grohl-on-drums-you-dont-know-how-/10155876812454382/
Foo Fighters’ version of Honey Bee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hixoRjxKIQs
Social Distance Sessions (Good Vibrations): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWCkCSO8h9I
0:59 Doc joins the show
1:19 Doc’s connection to Rookie of the Year
3:13 The movie that Doc is working on now
4:40 Why Doc wrote a theme song for a fantasy baseball podcast
7:26 Which three underrated albums does Doc recommend?
9:41 Why did Doc choose Wildflowers for this episode?
11:01 Al had issues with Tom Petty’s music when Wildflowers came out
16:39 Are Tom Petty solo albums really all that different from his albums with the Heartbreakers?
18:42 Wildflowers is a whole different album when the title track doesn’t come first
Track by track breakdown (not in order)
22:11 You Don’t Know How It Feels
26:38 Find a Friend
29:10 House In The Woods/Cabin Down Below
31:30 Honey Bee
37:00 Time to Move On
39:27 You Wreck Me
42:09 It’s Good to Be King
47:19 Only a Broken Heart
51:07 Don’t Fade on Me
52:06 Hard on Me
53:08 A Higher Place
54:21 Crawling Back to You
56:56 Wake Up Time