Physical Description:x, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Publisher:New York :Henry Holt and Company,2015.
Formatted Contents Note:
1976. Introduction ; Family secrets ; Stranger in the house ; Cowboys and Indians ; Salesmen ; Mud ; Farming ; Chemistry lessons ; Even the losers ; Cordell ; Waiting for Leon ; Punching buttons ; Opening acts ; Chapter eleven ; The album cycle ; Life between the branches below ; The veteran in a new field ; The backing band -- 1987. Gonna leave this world for a while ; Planned collisions ; A boat out at sea ; Full grown boy ; Half of me is ocean, half of me is sky -- 2006. Everything changed, then changed again ; Somewhere under heaven -- 2015.
Zanes provides an honest and evocative examination of Petty's music, and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Petty was a kid without a whole lot of promise; rock and roll made it otherwise. His story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.