Classic Albums: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
The third album by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, released in 1979, has long been regarded as a classic. A mix of rootsy American Rock 'n' Roll and the best of the British invasion, of jangling Byrds guitars and Stones-like rhythms, 'Damn The Torpedoes' was the album that took Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers into the major league, and re-defined American rock.
This Blu-ray disc tells the story behind the creation of this great rock 'n' roll album and the dramatic transformation in the band's career that took place following its release. Through interviews, new and archive performances and analysis we discover how Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch created their songs and sounds with the help of Co-Producer Jimmy Iovine and Engineer Shelly Yakus.