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Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Though easily as consistent as their first two releases, it was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third release, Damn the Torpedoes, that catapulted Petty and company into the first rank of American rock acts. It's not hard...  more »

      

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All Artists: Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
Title: Damn the Torpedoes
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 1/1/1979
Re-Release Date: 3/20/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Vocal Pop, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811239923

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Though easily as consistent as their first two releases, it was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third release, Damn the Torpedoes, that 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. All tracks on this new edition have been sonically upgraded via state-of-the-art digital remastering. --Jerry McCulley

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Landon R. (landonr) from AUSTIN, TX
Reviewed on 7/20/2011...
In my opinion, the best Tom Petty album. This album is one of those rarities where every song is a good song. I don't skip a single song when listening to it. And you just can't beat the last song -- a little twangy number called "Louisiana Rain."
James G. (einstein) from VIRGINIA BCH, VA
Reviewed on 1/15/2010...
i liked it but not his best

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Saber | USA | 01/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok I'm not going to audition for a job with Rolling Stone the way some of these people seem to be doing here. (too much time to waste?)

Anyway, this album is excellent and easily Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' finest work. I can listen to these tracks over and over. If you like Tom Petty at all, you will absolutely love this album."