TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Released Self-Titled Debut LP 45 Years Ago Today

Back in time

10 November 2021

Band: TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (Florida, US)
Active: 1967-2017 / 13th studio LPs

Tom Petty passed away on 2 October 2017 following an
accidental drug overdose. He was only 66. Rest in peace.

Anniversary album: Self-titled debut LP
Released: 10 November 1976 – 45 years ago today

AllMusic says: “At the time Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ debut was
released in 1976, they were fresh enough to almost be considered punk.
They weren’t as reckless or visionary as the Ramones, but they shared a
similar love for pure ’60s rock and, for the Heartbreakers, that meant
embracing the Byrds as much as the Stones. And that’s pretty much what
this album is — tuneful jangle balanced by a tough garage swagger.”

Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Tom Petty was a pure all-around Americana
rocker at heart. Single Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll is an
absolute classic in my book.

Full album on Spotify…

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TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: All Albums

It’s Official Now! J MASCIS Covers TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS…

10 April 2019

After J MASCIS was captured singing DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT, a top track
from the late, great TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS that appeared
on their 1979 album Damn The Torpedoes in a mostly empty Massachusetts
karaoke bar last summer he has now recorded the song officially. Check here…

Here’s the less impressive, yet lively karaoke version…

J MASCIS: Facebook / TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: Facebook