Here’s a little something that probably won’t interest anyone: you know that bit at the start of Tom Petty’s Even The Losers where a female voice says “It’s just the normal noises in here”? Well, if you look on the interweb, the voice is generally considered to be that of Mike Campbell’s wife, Marcie. Warren Zanes’ biography of Petty confirms this, saying it was taken from a home recording when Campbell thought their washing machine was broken.
But this week Australian rocker and Jessie’s girl Rick Springfield was a guest on Jonesy’s Jukebox and he claims matter-of-factly that the voice is his wife’s, as she was a 16-year-old answering phones at Sound City at the time. (9.15 into the broadcast).
So there you go.
I did warn you it wouldn’t interest you.