A look at the recording process and history behind the classic 1979 album "Damn the Torpedoes". Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. An American Treasure (Deluxe).
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
Damn the Torpedoes is the third studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on October 20, 1979. This was the first of three Petty albums originally released by the Backstreet Records label, distributed by MCA Records. It built on the commercial success and critical acclaim of his two previous albums and reached on the Billboard album chart. The album went on to become certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The album the Heartbreakers released that October, a day before Petty’s 29th birthday and four months after his Chapter 11 filing, was appropriately titled Damn the Torpedoes. We didn’t sit around and talk about making an album about that experience, Petty told Rolling Stone in 1980, but we knew we were. They get you pinned in a corner, and the last thing you can do to keep your sanity is write songs. Especially for someone who specialized in songs about losers trying to get by, Torpedoes was a positively triumphant moment. band, but without the slick, expensive sound of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles.
Petty struggled to free himself from the major label, eventually sending himself into bankruptcy. He settled with MCA and set to work on his third album, digging out some old Mudcrutch numbers and quickly writing new songs. Amazingly, through all the frustration and anguish, Petty & the Heartbreakers delivered their breakthrough and arguably their masterpiece with Damn the Torpedoes. November 2015, 16:56. TOM PETTY & HEARTBREAKERS, Damn The Torpedoes ( UICY-93949 ). Used drive : ASUS DRW-24B3ST Adapter: 4 ID: 0. Read mode : Secure Utilize accurate stream : Yes Defeat audio cache : Yes Make use of C2 pointers : No.
It came at a bad time for Petty. He had just filed for bankruptcy and was considering quitting. But, the album was a hit and sold massively over the next few years. Damn the Torpedoes Q&A. Producers Jimmy Iovine & Tom Petty. Writers Bob Cochran, Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Sharon Sheeley & 1 more.
The signs were there, signaling that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third album, Damn the Torpedoes, would be their breakthrough. After two albums of heartland rock spiked with some tempered punk fury and classic rock 'n' roll drive, Petty and his band of Florida rockers took admiral David Farragut's legendary Civil War declaration of "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" as their personal call to arms in 1979 . And almost immediately Damn the Torpedoes - which was released within days of Petty's 29th birthday in October 1979 - became the yardstick on which Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers albums were gauged. Watch Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 'Here Comes My Girl' Video.
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|1.2||Here Comes My Girl|
|1.3||Even The Losers|
|1.4||Shadow Of A Doubt (Complex Kid)|
|1.6||Don't Do Me Like That|
|1.7||You Tell Me|
|1.8||What Are You Doin' In My Life|
|2.1||Rockin' Arounf (With You)|
|2.4||The Wild One, Forever|
|2.5||Anything Thats Rock 'N Roll|
|2.6||Strangered In The Night|
|2.7||Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)|
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