“Nearly Lost You: Hard-To-Find ’90s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album from the ’90s in its entirety. “But Mr. Analog Kid,” you ask, “Are there really that many CDs from the ’90s that you can’t buy anymore? It doesn’t seem too long ago that I was rocking out to the Gin Blossoms and sucking down some Crystal Pepsi!”
You’d be amazed at how many things from the ’90s are now long-gone (and I’m not only talking about my youthful good looks). Did you know that Crystal Pepsi was only around for about two years? Pepsi discontinued the product in late 1993, but it recently made a comeback and now you can find it just about anywhere in the U.S. if you look hard enough. I suppose the same thing could also be said about the Gin Blossoms…
Tom Petty: 1950-2017
The first song I listened to after I heard about Tom’s passing was “Learning To Fly,” the leadoff track from 1991’s Into The Great Wide Open. I was in tears before I even got to the chorus.
I’m going to celebrate the music of Tom Petty (and The Heartbreakers, of course) every day this week here on The Analog Kid Blog. I may write about his death and my feelings about this great loss– then again, I might just let the music do the talking for me.
Let’s begin The Analog Kid Blog’s tribute to Tom Petty with the soundtrack to She’s The One, a fantastic little record that went criminally unnoticed upon its release back in 1996. Petty was fresh off the triple-platinum success of 1994’s Wildflowers, yet She’s The One barely managed to go gold. I don’t remember a lot of promotion for the record, and I’m sure that had something to do with the lack of sales– and honestly, I have no idea why Warner Bros. took that approach. She’s The One is a fun, loose Heartbreakers album that, as I am writing this, remains inexplicably out of print.
The Analog Kid hopes you enjoy this semi-lost ’90s classic. Rest in peace, Tom.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: She’s The One [Songs And Music From The Motion Picture]
Warner Bros. Records, 1996
1. “Walls (Circus)” (Tom Petty)
2. “Grew Up Fast” (Tom Petty)
3. “Zero From Outer Space” (Tom Petty)
4. “Climb The Hill” (Tom Petty/Mike Campbell)
5. “Change The Locks” (Lucinda Williams)
6. “Angel Dream (No. 4)” (Tom Petty)
7. “Hope You Never” (Tom Petty)
8. “Asshole” (Beck)
9. “Supernatural Radio” (Tom Petty)
10. “California” (Tom Petty)
11. “Hope On Board” (Tom Petty)
12. “Walls (No. 3)” (Tom Petty)
13. “Angel Dream (No. 2)” (Tom Petty)
14. “Hung Up And Overdue” (Tom Petty)
15. “Airport” (Tom Petty)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
Tom Petty: “You Wreck Me” (Tom Petty/Mike Campbell)
From the album Wildflowers
Warner Bros. Records, 1994
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: “Learning To Fly” [Live] (Tom Petty/Jeff Lynne)
From the album The Live Anthology
Reprise Records, 2009
Gin Blossoms: “Follow You Down” (Bill Leen/Jesse Valenzuela/Phillip Rhodes/Robin Wilson/Scott A. Johnson)
From the album Congratulations I’m Sorry
A&M Records, 1996
Wow I got this courtesy of the Columbia Record Club. I think it was a freebie they included- I liked Tom Petty but not enough to order this. But I was blown away by this CD. Especially Change the Locks Asshole and Zero. Massively under appreciated. TPs punk album?
Thanks Kid! I missed this one the first time ’round. Only really learned of its existence via the recently reworked, ‘Angel Dream’. Appreciated!