'Hypnotic Eye' sees Tom Petty rocking and railing

July 25, 2014 2:49 AM

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'Hypnotic Eye' sees Tom Petty rocking and railing

MALIBU, Calif. — Four years after the bluesy Mojo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are roaring back with swagger and spleen on 13th studio album Hypnotic Eye, pugnacious rock 'n' roll that recalls their '70s vigor while carving a fresh groove.

"I wanted to go somewhere I haven't been," says Petty, 63. "We used a lot of distortion and lots of old amplifiers and guitars and keyboards to find the right sonic textures. I didn't want a lo-fi record, which is too easy for us. I wanted to make a hi-fi record that had an edge and excitement to it...

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