In 2007, They decided to record some of their old material and release it under the old band’s name. Mighty impressive it was too.
Topanga Cowgirl has an addictive guitar riff and another pounding beat. Bootleg Flyer virtually replicates the intro to the iconic American Girl at the beginning but morphs into a different song, but a great rock song all the same. The quality doesn’t let up. Some serious rockin’ guitar on this one. House Of Stone ends the album off with a mournful, typical country rock slow number. Some touches of Bruce Springsteen on this in places. This really is an impressive, enjoyable album. Great sound quality on it throughout the recording, as well.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers re-record some of the early material when they were called Mudcrutch, this time, eight years later they reconvened, this time all of them contributing in the writing of the new material. There is some great stuff on it, probably as good as on any recent Petty albums. Unfortunately, it would be the last new material he would do.