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PostPosted: Fri January 23rd, 2015, 20:50 GMT 

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Don't ever try to change me
I been in this thing too long
There's nothin' you can say or do
To make me think I'm wrong

Well, I'm goin' off to Libya
There's a guy I gotta see
He's been living there three years now
In an oil refinery

I've got my mind made up
Oh, got my mind made up

Call your Ma in Tallahassee
Tell her, her baby's on the line
Tell her, not to worry
Everything is gonna be fine

Well, I gave you all my money
All my connections, too
There ain't nothin' in this world
You can say I didn't give to you

I've got my mind made up
Yeah, got my mind made up

You will be alright, girl
Someone's watching over you
He won't do nothin' to you
Baby, that I wouldn't do

Well, if you don't want to see me
Look the other way
You don't have to feed me
I ain't your dog that's gone astray

I got my mind made up
I got my mind made up
Got my mind made up
I got my mind made up
Got my mind made up

I just picked up that cover CD of Dylan in the 80's and this song is easily one of the stand-outs...
Langhorne Slim really adds a cool layer of funky piano playing and gritty banjo to this cool little underrated rocker that falls near the very end of
Knocked Out Loaded...
http://youtu.be/7_JrmsiKpcM

Bob and Tom Petty co-wrote this one, whatever that means on a song like this...it sounds like it was written in 5 minutes,
but still it's better than most of that album:
http://youtu.be/0j5XbKvfcAQ
Bob and The Heartbreakers tried it out live at the first show of the 86 tour but quickly abandoned it for some reason....

What do we all think of this one?? Love or hate??


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PostPosted: Tue June 28th, 2016, 13:11 GMT 
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Well, I don't like especially this song, but I like so much Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and, of course, Bob Dylan.

They didn't co write this song, at least they didn't sat down together with a pen and a piece of paper... I think we have better to say that Dylan re-write the song. TP&HB recorded this song for their album "Let me up, I've had enough". They thought that song didn't seem to fit in that album for some reason, and they abandoned the song. Petty offered the song to Dylan (all we know that at this time Bob have not so many good ideas...). I think (read somewhere) they gave him the tapes and Dylan work with the stuff that the Hearbreakers have recorded:

Olof:
Quote:
Sound City
Los Angeles, California
19 May 1986
Knocked Out Loaded recording session.
1. Got My Mind Made Up (Bob Dylan & Tom Petty)
Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Philip Lyn Jones (congas).
Official releases
Released on KNOCKED OUT LOADED, Columbia OC 40439 and CK 40439 (CD), 8 August 1986.


But Michael Krogsgaard adds a second record session for that song:

Quote:
Sound City
Van Nuys, California
June 19, 1986
1. Got My Mind Made Up
Musicians: Tom Petty (guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass), Stan Lynch (drums), Philip Jones (conga), and Elisecia Wright, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec & Carol Dennis (backup vocals).
Released on Knocked Out Loaded.


We don't know if the Heartbreakers were present in the studio, or this second session was only for overdubb the vocal part of the Queens...

This is the "original take" of the song, with a vey different lyrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7560Q-zjRrI

Got my mind made up
Written by: Tom Petty

If you don't wanna love me
Then don't say I'm your man
Honey, if you don't wanna love me
Don't you say I'm your man
Ah what's the matter baby
Can't you see
This is not the first time

It's happened to me

I got my mind made up
I got my mind made up

If you don't wanna kiss me
Honey, then don't touch my hand
If you don't wanna kiss me
Honey, you better not touch my hand
I don't quite get it
Why can't you see
This ain't the first time
It's happened to me
I got my mind made up
I got my mind made up

And if you don't really need me
Honey, then don't say you do
If you don't really need me
Honey, then don't say you do
Always believe me
Something I said
Still won't convince you
Not to play with my head
Oh yeah

I got my mind made up
I got my mind made up
Mind made up


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PostPosted: Tue June 28th, 2016, 13:16 GMT 

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Interesting stuff, I never really cared for the song either, but I never knew Petty wrote/recorded it. I do like that first line "Don't ever try to change me..." even though it was essentially released smack dab in the middle of Bob's worst period of music making.


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PostPosted: Tue June 28th, 2016, 21:23 GMT 

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Bob copied the song years later ("High Water").


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PostPosted: Fri September 16th, 2016, 11:28 GMT 
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There is a fantastic live performance of this gem of gems, one and one only, from June 9, 1986 with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers backing Bob.

If I were a Federal Prosecutor I would bring Bob up on charges of neglect for not rolling this out more frequently. It should be a crime to not showcase this and no court in the land would ever let him off.


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PostPosted: Fri September 16th, 2016, 11:50 GMT 
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Great "get-up-and-move" song. Always liked this one.
Didn't realize it was ever played live, Path.
Cool. Will have to look for that.


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PostPosted: Sat September 17th, 2016, 07:09 GMT 
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I never heard the original from Tom before. Lyrically, I think it's better than what Bob made out of it.
Still, not a great song either way.
I wonder where the Libya reference in Bob's version is coming from. is this some sort of remark about the US bombing that country in April 1986 ("Operation El Dorado Canyon") ?


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