Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever (MCA LP/Cassette/CD)

Michele Kirsch, New Musical Express, 24 June 1989

HAVING LIVED next door to the Tom Petty Experience — a guy who strapped himself into his Strat to make up new solo parts for 'Refugee' for two years, I have every right to not be a massive Tom Petty fan. But the one thing I have always admired about him was that his voice sounded exactly like his mouth was shaped — like Tom Verlaine with more melody and less French poetry.

Total word count of piece: 306

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.