What does it say about me that I just spent the last 11 minutes of my life listening to the new Tom Petty song twice back-to-back? That I probably own his entire discography? That I might be one of the few Americans that actually didn't think his Super Bowl performance was "boring"? That I've probably seen local cover band Petty Theft more than once? Sadly the answer to all of these is 'yes'.
Despite what you may think, however, the new track "Good Enough" is a bluesy number who's sustaining organs and dark soul rival the likes of CCR's "I Put A Spell On You". In this writer's humble opinion Petty didn't rock anywhere near this hard on 2002's The Last DJ, his last disc with the Heartbreakers, and most certainly not his 2006 solo effort Highway Companion. Perhaps he just has a little Mudcrutch stuck in his craw? Or perhaps his was just a little perturbed Dave Grohl and Co. tried to bite his style with that shitty "Wheels" song a few months ago? Regardeless, if he comes through our neck of the woods on his summer tour I'm as good as there.
Stream "Good Enough" from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' upcoming album Mojo, here.