Tom Petty isn't singing about himself on his new tune, "Forgotten Man," but he can't be blamed for thinking like that.
The music world has moved on from the days when Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers were among its leaders. So what to do? They can give up, go country, become a walking jukebox or stand and fight.
They've decided to take a stand, based on the evidence of this stunning new disc. "Hypnotic Eye" is testament to the enduring power of blues-based rock 'n' roll. The Heartbreakers are among the best rock bands still working, and this disc is the type of showcase they haven't had for decades.