Tom is interviewed at Woodshed Studios. Asked what he thinks about when he is in place like this..work or play?…ah, probably think more play than work.
Tom has been a recording artist for many years, he has been a successful songwriter for many years and got to work with such great artists as Roy Orbison, Stevie Nicks and toured with many others.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers prefer to record live off the floor as a band rather than multi-tracking songs.
Tom says recording hasn’t really changed that much, you still need to record with other musicians, the Heartbreakers always start off with a basic track of at least 5 musicians and take it..and play with it. What he doesn’t like about digitization, the consumers are not getting quality sound.