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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Damn The Torpedoes (Backstreet)

Max Bell, New Musical Express, 3 November 1979

IT'S BEEN a good two years since Tom's last sortie into the vinyl jungle, but even then You're Gonna Get It! was released to widespread critical apathy. The interim has been more remarkable for the divulgence of Petty's small holdings and a protracted lawsuit fought between Shelter and MCA (which finally resulted in T.P.'s being granted his own label, Backstreet) than for any substantial artistic output.

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