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The Last DJ

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
major key tonality
a distinctive male lead vocal
electric rhythm guitars
subtle use of fender rhodes
subtle use of acoustic piano
political lyrics

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stphdriggs
To Ryan, the Wikipedia article says:
"...Petty later admitted that ("The Last DJ" was) inspired by Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd..."
I grew up listening to Ladd, (and others like him at the time). He's about the only one still practicing his style of "free form" radio - he alone decides what to play and when to play it, and combines songs by theme or topic. He's not afraid of the obscure or controversia l .
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rschauland4
I'd argue there's no irony here. Pandora is (ostensibly) all about choice and any artist can get on board. Pandora is owned independentl y . This is about the DJ role transforming into one of the corporate puppet. Sure we lack a human voice, but I'd rather have MY choice of music and no human voice, than Top 40 and a corporate mouthpiece. /rant :-)
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smiraglia33
The irony of hearing this song on Pandora...
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bbkmas5
These are the lyrics to Last Dance with Mary Jane, not the last DJ
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rth06
Marshall is an idiot, this song is written about Alan Freed, look it up
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This is the wrong lyrics for this song.
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the best DJ ever Jim Ladd
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Trivia Fact: This song was written about Jim Ladd, a Los Angeles DJ who is still on the air in that market on 95.5 KLOS.
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Hearing this song is like reading one of his interviews.
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