Producer Rick Rubin Says Tom Petty Was “Haunted” By “Wildflowers”

Producer Rick Rubin Says Tom Petty Was “Haunted” By “Wildflowers”

In a recent interview, producer Rick Rubin discussed the recording of Tom Petty’s Wildflowers album, saying Petty was “haunted” by its legacy.

On the Broken Record podcast, Rubin told Malcolm Gladwell that the record scared Petty because he could never emulate it again. “He told me Wildflowers scares him, because he’s not really sure why it’s as good as it is,” Rubin said. “So it has this, like, haunted feeling for him. … He loves it, but it’s not like he can turn that on again.

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