Stop Making Sense Starring Gene Hackman, The Conversation is the story of a surveillance technician coming face to face with the implications of his job, and the paranoia of being watched at every moment.
The subtleties of emotion that he was trying to capture was something real special — it reminded me of Bruce, you know?
Everything is celebrated in song, in the rhythm of living. The sessions were relaxed and unhurried, and Petty credits Lynne, the former leader of ELO, for the upbeat atmosphere. Atlantic released him from his contract, and Parker eventually signed with RCA, where he found the autonomy he craved.