Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Jammin' Me

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Sometime during the mid-'80s True Confessions tour with Bob Dylan, this fabulous collaboration with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers took place and was cut for the underrated Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) album. A straight-ahead, Rolling Stones-style electric guitar riff leads the song, and the fabulous groove is positively infectious, very much like the Stones' "Start Me Up." Lyrically, the song is a laundry list of 1980s media icons, film and television stars (Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Murphy, others) who have been overexposed and whom the world could easily do without. The song has rightfully stayed in the band's concert repertoire, with astounding results.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) 1987 MCA / Island / Universal / Universal Special Products 4:09
Playback 1995 MCA 4:08
Playback [Video/DVD] 1995 MCA
Anthology: Through the Years 2000 MCA 4:08
The Best of Everything: The Definitive Career-Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 2019 Geffen / UMe / Universal 4:02