WATCH: Peter Wolf Honors Tom Petty with ‘Don’t Do Me Like That’
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were the support act for the J. Geils Band at the Bangor Auditorium on July 21, 1978. It's come full circle as Petty opened for Peter Wolf in the late 70s and 40 years later, Peter warmed up the crowd for Petty at what would be his last live shows. From an article in Rolling Stone Wolf tells the story of a classic song that was once offered to the J. Geils Band,
"One day I got this call from [producer] Jimmy Iovine's office, confirming my address. I got this package and in it was a cassette. It was in Tom's handwriting: "Don't Do Me Like That." And there was a note: "Hey, I think this would be a cool song for you. I think you and the [Geils] band can really do something with it."
Peter and the Geils Band never got around to recording it. If you're wondering what it would have sounded like if they had, check this out! It's a great fit for Peter Wolf and and great tribute to Tom Petty from a recent performance. Fan shot video is courtesy of Adam Klein. Thanks dude!