The Petty Archives

Free records? No thanks
By Leah Garchik
The Deseret News - November 27, 1996

"I never had the dough to buy a lot of records until I was in the record business," Tom Petty has told Musician magazine. "Then right away I was amazed at how they would give you records. I'd take them home and listen to every cut on every lousy record they gave me.

"But then I started realizing that it's better to go and buy 'em, because they never sound right if they're given to you; not the same as if you went down and bought it..."