Margo Price – Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Live)
I missed the first few seconds of this song – camera wasn’t cooperating. But I got there in the end…
Miss Margo Price playing to a packed house at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, 12/28/2018. With her beautiful voice and awesome band, it was a great show.
Always one of my favorite Tom Petty songs, to hear her play it was a great experience. Asked if the song was about drugs, Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell said, “In the verse there is still the thing about an Indiana girl on an Indiana night, just when it gets to the chorus he had the presence of mind to give it a deeper meaning. My take on it is it can be whatever you want it to be. A lot of people think it’s a drug reference, and if that’s what you want to think, it very well could be, but it could also just be a goodbye love song.” In the rest of the interview, Campbell said that the song was originally titled “Indiana Girl” and the first chorus “Hey, Indiana Girl, go out and find the world.” He added that Petty ‘just couldn’t get behind singing about “hey, Indiana Girl,”‘ so he changed the chorus a week later. This song was first released as part of the Greatest Hits album in 1993. It rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first Billboard Top 20 hit of the 1990s, and also topped the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart for two weeks. This song also was a B-Side of “You Don’t Know How It Feels”.
There are also some photographs from this show!