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Rockin' around (with you) (02:29) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


Breakdown (02:44) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


Hometown blues (02:14) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


The wild one, forever (03:02) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


Anything that's rock 'n' roll (02:24) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


Strangered in the night (03:33) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


Fooled again (I don't like it) (03:49) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


Mystery man (03:03) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


Luna (03:58) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


American girl (03:32) Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers


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. At times, the attitude and the sound override the songwriting, but that's alright, since the slight songs ("Anything That's Rock 'N' Roll," to pick a random example) are still infused with spirit and an appealing surface. Petty & the Heartbreakers feel underground on this album, at least to the extent that power pop was underground in 1976; with Dwight Twilley providing backing vocals for "Strangered in the Night," the similarities between the two bands (adherence to pop hooks and melodies, love of guitars) become apparent. Petty wound up eclipsing Twilley because he rocked harder, something that's evident throughout this record. Take the closer "American Girl" -- it's a Byrds song by any other name, but he pushed the Heartbreakers to treat it as a rock & roll song, not as something delicate. There are times where the album starts to drift, especially on the second side, but the highlights -- "Rockin' Around (With You)," "Hometown Blues," "The Wild One, Forever," the AOR staples "Breakdown" and "American Girl" -- still illustrate how refreshing Petty & the Heartbreakers sounded in 1976. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Artist Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Label Warner Bros.


Artist Petty Tom & The Heartbreakers

Product Details


GTIN 0081227817725

Release Date 29.04.2002

Amount of Discs 1

Product type CD

Track Count 10

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Petty Tom & The Heartbreakers


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