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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Joe Ely: The Garden, Boston MA

Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 3 September 1981

THERE IS always a part in a Tom Petty song when he knows he's got you, when he zeroes in and touches you. Like the way he drawls, "Watch her walk" in 'Here Comes My Girl', or when he sings, whiny voiced, "She's a woman in love — she can't let go." You never know quite how he does it, only that in the end, he does.

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