You Got Lucky

When I think about the arrangement of this song, with the synths leading, Mike filling in those gaps with artfully placed licks, and Tom soulfully ripping his heart out for the audience, I think he’s dead on with that assessment. Today’s episode looks at the second track from Long After Dark, You Got Lucky.

If you want to listen to the track before we dig in, check out the official video:

If you haven’t seen the fantastic video for this track (living under a rock???) check it out here:

If you want to hear live cut that I talked about in the episode, you can check that out here:

I also found a couple of really cool live versions by other people. One you might expect and one you probanly wouldn’t. This one is by Blackberry Smoke, who have covered a few Tom Petty tracks on their YouTube channel. This version features Amanda Shires on violin and harmony vocals: This version is by Slipknot screamer and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor and is refreshingly brilliant:

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