The Petty Archives

World of Music
By Robin Welles
Tonawanda News - Monday, July 13, 1981

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS -- Hard Promises (Backstreet-MCA) -- This rock group is pretty much at its peak. The LP jumps with electricity as the quintet churns through 10 songs. There's a lot of chatter about "new directions" for rock thse days, but Petty's boys demonstrate there's still plenty of life left in basic rock -- if it's done right.