The Petty Archives

Only in L.A.: Breaking The Valley's Heart
By Steve Harvey
The Los Angeles Times - May 1, 1999

Did you see where Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were given a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame? Good thing the shrine is not located on a certain boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. Petty, you may recall, wrote these lyrics in "Free Falling":

It's a long day living in Reseda.
There's a freeway running through the yard.
All the vampires walking through the Valley
Move west down Ventura Boulevard.

(I wonder if the vampires are heading for that casket shop in Van Nuys.)