Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes





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"The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album we have all been waiting for." — Rolling Stone - 1979

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are releasing stand-alone 180-gram vinyl reissues, all but one included as part of The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991) released last year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album.

Each LP includes full replica artwork.

Damn The Torpedoes catapulted Petty and company into the first rank of American Rock acts. It's not hard to understand why. With a slate of driving songs destined to become FM staples ("Refugee," "Here Comes My Girl," "Even the Losers," "Don't Do Me Like That"), it's an album that plays much like half a greatest-hits collection. Fusing a rootsy sensibility heavy with Dylan and Byrds affectations with his own pop instincts (honed by early stints with Mudcrutch and Dwight Twilley) and coupling them with one of rock's most consistently underrated powerhouses, the Heartbreakers, Petty's throwback traditionalism oddly found him riding the crest of the new wave in the late '70s.

1. Refugee
2. Here Comes My Girl
3. Even The Losers
4. Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid)
5. Century City
6. Don't Do Me Like That
7. You Tell Me
8. What Are You Doin' In My Life
9. Louisiana Rain

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Tom Petty's Early Career Masterpiece

posted on 12/25/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: DK Harris
DTT is the full-bore, give it 100% that the title promises. Petty at heart is a pure rocker, and his previous work could have been culled from an oldies collection. Like any great artist, he has grown & Refugee, a song for the ages, shows how much in 3:22. The band has advanced, providing a rich sound that supports some of the best song-writing in the genre: You Tell Me & Even the Losers are emotionally rich, carrying an unexpected edge of pain and near-redemption; Shadow of a Doubt is crafted with a few intricate touches that elevates it beyond filler. All of the tight songs also have the structure that could support extended jams in concert. Petty's voice and the band's sound are confident, loose & capture the joy and rage of youth coming into early maturity. If the Petty approach is less Biblical and soul-tearing than that of his contemporary Bruce Springsteen, he is covering different ground with equal command, & the future looks bright as R'nR enters the 1980s.

Saved rock n roll

posted on 03/03/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken Trexler
After several years of punk and new wave Petty and company made rock music relevant again with the release of this album. The album opens with Refugee 3:25 of brass knuckled take no prisoners RR and from then on this Band was my horse even if they never won another race. Great sounding record flat,quite and explosive. The heartbreakers are more than a match for the “E street Band”. This album kick started Petty’s golden twang era don’t pass it up.

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