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This dude is turning into a hippie!!!
October 12, 2002
From the nasally, up-close vocals of the first lame ballad, to the ending chords of the last song, Tom Petty is turning into a serious hippie!! Just listen to his lyrics about freedom to smoke dope, running around in the grass, and all this Lenny Kravitz type junk about "letting love rule". In my opinion, Petty should stick with the jangly songs he wrote of yor, where every song was a guaranteed FM rock staple. These days he sounds tired, weary, and put off by everything under the sun. For a hippie, he's pretty uptight about stuff.
Well, that's about it. If you like hillbilly rock, check this one out. Otherwise, stick with that other brilliant hippie dude, the one and only Neil Young.
CHECK YA' LATER, DUDES!!