King Of The Hill

Album: Back From Rio (1990)

Songfacts®:

  • Tom Petty joined McGuinn in writing and performing this song, which was released as a single and video. Petty's affinity for singing like McGuinn had been well documented and this song offers a fascinating example of the two soundalikes trading verses. For the non-initiated, it may be hard to tell where McGuinn ends and Petty begins. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kevin - Reading, PA

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  • Niles from Belpre, Ohsome amazing sounds come out of his 12 string guitar
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