A loyal Tom Petty collaborator since the Mudcrutch days, Benmont Tench hosts his own Sirius show, where he spins classic records and shares colorful anecdotes about the band. While currently on the road for what may be the Heartbreakers’ last big tour, Tench shares his all-time favorite tracks of freedom and escape.
A clarion call to the world – a beautiful
notion, since at that time what was going on in the streets wasn’t always
This is a great, mariachi-inflected song by the
bassist in the Sir Douglas Quintet. It’s this glorious piece of freedom.
Buck did this on his own, but his version with Dwight is better. It’s about the need to see each other without judgment.
I came across this early reggae song in a compilation. He’s got an optimistic take even as he’s talking about these bad things happening.
Bob Dylan does this great, but there’s something about Richard Manuel’s voice that’s sublime and beautiful.