Bill DeYoung caught up with Tom Petty during his fertile collaborative period with Bob Dylan, but most of their talk went unpublished. Until now.
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Released on June 15, 2010, Tom Petty’s ‘Mojo’ built off a rootsy foundation, extending their reign as the most sophisticated garage band in America.
Most bands have an acknowledged lead singer. But what about when others took over for the Rolling Stones, Heartbreakers, Queen, Doors and Faces?
Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.
The Heartbreakers offer plenty of edge, but what stands out is what’s not there this time.
Tom Petty said his new album was going to rock. And, it’s clear now, he meant it.
Did Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fall into “the second-album dilemma”?
What a way to close their self-titled 1976 debut album.
The story of “Luna” begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shelter Records, with whom the Heartbreakers were signed when their eponymous debut was released, was founded and run by Denny Cordell (who produced the album) and Leon Russell
Tom Petty sets the record straight with Paul Zollo in Conversations With Tom Petty, concerning a very particular label that is often cast upon the Heartbreakers: “We’re always referred to as a Southern band,” he says.