Music Video of the Day: You Don’t Know How It Feels by Tom Petty (1994, directed by Phil Joanu)


Believe it or not, this song was considered to be controversial when it was first released.  Even in 1994, there were apparently people shocked to discover that some musicians not only smoked weed but openly admitted it.  The song actually played on some radio stations with the words “roll’ and “joint” blanked out.  On MTV, the lyric was changed to “let’s hit another joint.”  I’m not sure how “let’s hit another joint” is somehow less pro-weed than “let’s roll another joint.”

This video was directed by Phil Joanou, who also did several videos for U2 and who directed the cult classic, Three O’Clock High.  The woman in the video is Raven Snow, who is apparently best known for appearing in several episodes of Red Shoe Diaries.  Remember Red Shoe Diaries?

I miss Tom Petty.  Don’t we all?

One response to “Music Video of the Day: You Don’t Know How It Feels by Tom Petty (1994, directed by Phil Joanu)

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