The Petty Archives

Pop: A mixture of Dylan and Stones
By Wilfred Yeo
The Straits Times - May 18, 1980

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTREAKERS: DAMN THE TORPEDOES (MCA): No heartaches here, earaches being the greater likelihood from a combination that sounds like Bob Dylan rocking with the Rolling Stones.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who were schooling when Dylan and the Stones were at their peak, make up for lost time.

Dylan and the Stones' influence run high throughout this loose Rhythm 'N' Blues album, which, like its two predecessors, provide ample reasons for Petty and company's reputation as cult figures.