Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Kiss My Amps Live Vol. 2 (RSD 2016)

Posted: April 28, 2016 in Vinyl
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After having the worst Record Store Day (RSD) ever last year, where I missed out on getting the most stuff on my list than ever before, I decided to head over to my store earlier than I ever have. Prior to last year the most I’ve ever missed out on getting from my local store was one thing, whereas I usually get everything on my list with ease after lining up 3 hours max before opening. But last year I missed out on 3, and I wasn’t sure if it was just because the line formed earlier at my store (I was out of state in 2014 and couldn’t see how the line formed) for some reason or simply because Deja Entendu was being re-pressed. It turned out to be the later as I could have gotten on line by 3 a.m. (which is still hours earlier than my norm) instead of midnight and been fine. But I wasn’t going to complain about being eighth in line, my best position to date, as I slept for those 3 hours anyway.

With that out of the way here is the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers live album entitled Kiss My Amps Live Vol. 2. It seems every year there is either a Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen release(s) for RSD, some years even both. There was a whopping 7,500 copies pressed of this LP, all on 180 gram black vinyl. There is no insert or hand numbering like with the first Kiss My Amps Live RSD release from a few years back. No download code is included either, which sadly is a running trend with majority f RSD releases this year. Nothing I bought this year had a download card/code, no matter the label releasing it. The only thing that did was the Nirvana Tribute comp released by Robotic Empire, and that wasn’t an official RSD release.

This Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers release is about as no frills as you can get, especially by RSD standards as they love to include useless exclusive extras (that only drive up the cost) with many releases to get more people interested and turning out to participate in RSD. But at least this isn’t an unnecessary re-issue with an inflated price tag to capitalize on RSD (I’m looking at you Doghouse with that All-American Rejects Move Along re-press), there are previously unreleased songs on this release. Granted they’re all live version and some are even covers.
Here is the track listing:

Side A

  1. So You Want to Be a Rock N Roll Star (Live Beacon Theatre)
  2.  I’m Not (You’re Steppin Stone)  (Live Beacon Theatre)
  3.  Love is a Long Road (Live Fonda Theatre)
  4.  Two Gunslingers (Live Beacon Theatre)
  5.  When a Kid Goes Bad (Live Fonda Theatre)
  6.  Willin’ (Live Fonda Theatre)

Side B

  1. The Best of Everything (Live Fonda Theatre)
  2. Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Live Beacon Theatre)
  3.  Rebels (Live From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival)
  4. A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)  (Live From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Kiss My Amps Vol. II - Copy



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