Monday, December 31, 2012

Album 365: Day 83 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

Favorite tracks: Here Comes My Girl, Even the Losers, Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)
Sleeper tracks: Century City, You Tell Me

One of the best albums of the 70s.  Hands down, a really great pop-rock record.

My parents had this album and I listened to it quite a bit with my aunt Cheryl when she would babysit.  We loved this album and would sing along all the time.

I've always held this record in high regard.  The production is slick.  The drums are fat, the keys are pretty epic and the hooks really make for some great moments.  I liked "Refugee" as a kid (I remember seeing the video on Friday Night Videos one night and totally flipping out with joy) but "Even the Losers" is my favorite Heartbreakers song.

I urge all the Album 365 readers to watch the Classic Albums episode of the making of this record.  It's on Netflix and it gives some really great insight on the making of this record.

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