Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Damn The Torpedoes Reissue
This week a deluxe re-issue of Tom Petty’s 1979 Damn The Torpedoes hit the streets. The deluxe edition contains songs left off the original album such as “Surrender”, “Casa Dega” and “It’s Rainin’ Again”. Also, live and alternate takes of songs as well as interviews with band members are included in this new package.
Of course, everyone remembers the hits from Damn The Torpedoes such as “Refugee”, “Here Comes My Girl” and “Don’t Do Me Like That”, but Damn The Torpedoes was the album where Petty endured a legal showdown with MCA Records. A few years before, Petty & The Heartbreakers drove to Los Angeles from Gainesville, Florida, searching for a record deal. Petty eventually won control over his music, and the band began their majestic ascent…
Even the losers get lucky sometimes, eh?