CIMS Weekly Chart: Week Ending 9/29/17




Week Ending 9/29/2017

Well, it’s been a hell of a week for the music business. Our hearts go out to all the victims of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas. An unbelievably sad occurrence. I’m sure on some level this will change the live-music business forever. And also losing Tom Petty way too soon was a real shocker. He was a true music icon.


Michael Bunnell
Executive Director
Coalition of Independent Music Stores
ThinkIndie Distribution
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CIMS Selections
Here's what the CIMS staffers are fancying this week:


Andrea Paschal - CIMS/ThinkIndie General Manager  
Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever (MCA Records)

We lost another giant this week. As I am typing this, it still doesn’t even seem real to me that Tom Petty is gone. So of course this week- my pick would have to go to Full Moon Fever. I have such great memories of listening to this album while driving around in the summertime with my mom, and of hanging out with my dad and using this album to test out his latest stereo setup. Yet, despite sharing those moments, this still felt like a record that was mine. Full Moon Fever was one of the first CDs I remember buying. I remember hearing “Free Fallin’" for the first time and loving all the fantastic imagery that it brought to my mind. It was one of those albums that changed the way I listened to music. I can’t tell you how many hundreds or thousands of times I have listened to it over the years...or how many more times I will. It is in my forever top 10 albums of all time. Tom Petty, we are going to miss the hell outta you.


Scott Register - ThinkIndie A&R
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Long After Dark (MCA Records)

Tom Petty is dead and I don’t feel so good myself. Yeah, I know, I stole that from the late, great Lewis Grizzard but it’s true. Petty was my great American artist. He was my Elvis. I own all of his records. I’ve seen him more times in concert than any other artist. I don’t have a favorite Petty record because I prefer to listen to whichever one I am in the mood for at the time. When my mother heard about Petty’s passing, she called me at work and, as my co-workers stated, spoke to me like I had lost a close friend. In a way, I did. Petty’s songs and albums have been there for me most of my life, as they have for many of you. This loss devastates me.

“I'm for standin' up, I'm for breakin' free I don't want fate handed down to me Yeah I'm for movin' on, try another town Time ain't changin' nothin', take a look around”

While I don’t have a favorite album, I do have an album that I often cite as the most underrated Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album, “Long After Dark.” If you know the record, you know what I’m sayin’. If you don’t, I suggest you make friends with it. You’ll be happy you did.

Godspeed Tom Petty and thanks for all of the magical songs and for doing things with a “Southern accent.”

“We went straight into darkness Out over the line Yeah straight into darkness Straight into night”


Blake Wimberly - CIMS/ThinkIndie Heartbreakee
Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever (MCA Records)

This was my fourth grade soundtrack. Borrowed the tape from my stepdad and bus rides were never the same. My first true full length, the first album I really dug into and replayed into oblivion. "A Face In The Crowd" was my window-gazer, but all nine year old me really wanted to do was "dance down at the Zombie Zoo." Still do.