Release Date: Nov 20, 2020
Record label: BMG
Mike Campbell formed the Dirty Knobs back in the 2000s, using it as a creative outlet whenever Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers weren't in the middle of a project. Following Petty's tragic 2017 death, Campbell decided it was time for the band to record their first album, a process that was complicated slightly by the guitarist deciding to take a gig in Fleetwood Mac's 50th anniversary tour. The Mac shows delayed the release of Wreckless Abandon (as did the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020), but the Dirty Knobs make the kind of music that isn't strictly tied to the calendar; they're not following fashion, they're sticking to their own groove.