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Damn the Torpedoes


Download links and information about Damn the Torpedoes by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 36:16 minutes.

Artist: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Release date: 1979
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 9
Duration: 36:16
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No. Title Length
1. Refugee 3:20
2. Here Comes My Girl 4:23
3. Even the Losers 3:58
4. Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid) 4:23
5. Century City 3:42
6. Don't Do Me Like That 2:41
7. You Tell Me 4:33
8. What Are You Doin' In My Life? 3:25
9. Louisiana Rain 5:51



Certain albums define their era and Tom Petty's third record, Damn the Torpedoes,released at the end of 1979, captures that timeless quality mainstream American rock delivered with deceptive ease at the turn of the decades. Like his contemporaries — Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Bob Seger — Petty employed a neo-classic brand of rock n' roll, a grand and dense guitar-organ-bass-drum approach that recalled the Byrds, Stones, Dylan template of his youth. Producer Jimmy Iovine kept things sharp, bright and modern, devoid of gimmicks and highlighting a tight, live feel that delivers pure sonic voodoo. The aching, chiming twelve-string guitars that coalesce at the chorus of "Here Comes My Girl," the crashing guitar-organ drama that pumps "Refugee" and "Even The Losers" and the staccato urgency of "Don't Do Me Like That" sound as fresh today as the day of their release. Torpedoes cemented Petty's status as a writer and singer of consequence and has provided him with tunes that became immediate permanent live staples.