the tom petty branch of rock

right after punk was fading out in LA in the mid 80s, country punk and americana sprung up.

bands like the beat farmers, the rave-ups, and lone justice embraced an america that punk rejected

which isnt to say they werent rebellious, i think lone justice’s first big hits were called east of eden and ways to be wicked

but there was definitely a return to good songwriting and musicianship

maria mckee of lone justice went off to have a successful solo career,

but one person whose solo works i also enjoyed was their bassist, marvin etzioni

you cant find the 1992 single “train of love” on youtube, but myspace has it:

the reason i bring it up is because for a while ive thought that two men should cover this song

1. mr tom waits

2. mr jack white