Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) is the seventh studio album from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Released in 1987 it features more songwriting collaborations between Petty and Mike Campbell than any other Petty album. It features the singles Jammin’ Me (co-written with Bob Dylan) and All Mixed Up. The album reached #20 on the Billboard 200, and is now pressed on 180G vinyl.
LET ME UP was seen as Petty’s attempt to step away from the elaborate neo-psychedelic artifice of the ambitious SOUTHERN ACCENTS and get to back to straight-ahead rock & roll, but in fact, it’s probably just the record he happened to feel like making at the time. That said, rock & roll doesn’t get more straight-ahead than the power-riffing non sequitirs of the visceral “Jammin’ Me,” co-written with Petty’s fellow Wilbury Bob Dylan. There’s a distinct folk-rock flavor to the ballad “It’ll All Work Out,” a mandolin-laced ode to a typical Petty girl (faded jeans, leather jacket, etc.) On “Runaway Trains” and “My Life/Your World” things take a decidedly ’80s-sounding turn. Mike Campbell’s guitar on the former is redolent of his “Boys of Summer” collaboration with Don Henley, and the latter is powered by percolating synths.