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).
Damn the Torpedos is the peak of Tom Petty’s songwriting with the Heartbreakers. Slick, big, and immutably classic, the album is a front-to-back feat of production and songwriting. 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.
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. EAC extraction logfile from 17. 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.
Mixed at Cherokee and Record Plant, . ◈-P-◈" in runouts denotes an MCA-Pinckneyville pressing.
com/V. Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Christmas All Over Again". 2000-12-14 - The White House - Washington, DC From the "A Very Special Christmas" 2000 TV special. Tom Petty - vocals, guitar Mike Campbell - guitar Benmont.
to success with their 1979 album, Damn The Torpedoes. At home, however, success remained elusive and The Heartbreakers only scored a major commercial breakthrough when their sophomore LP, You’re Gonna Get It!, from 1978, earned them a well-deserved gold disc. Though its defiant title hinted at these recent travails, The Heartbreakers’ sublime third LP, Damn The Torpedoes, released on 19 October 1979, served notice that Petty and co hadn’t just survived, but were likely to thrive in the long run. A refinement of the tough’n’tender, blue-collar rock’n’roll of You’re Gonna Get It!, the record picked up on the prevailing energy of punk and the new wave, yet it also featured an embarrassment of radio-friendly riches and was further enhanced by Bruce Springsteen/Patti Smith deskman Jimmy Iovine’s crisp production.