Day 92: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes

31 May


And it’s Dad-Rock Tuesday once again.  This week, I’ve been assigned Tom Petty and his collection of Heartbreakers’ 1979 record, Damn the Torpedoes.

Alright, I’ll be honest with you.  This post is about to be boring.  Even more so than usual.  Don’t even bother reading it, really.  I’ll be back tomorrow with something a bit more exciting (hopefully).  Seriously.  Go outside or something.  This is about as interesting as this collection of 250 words will get.

You’ve been warned.

Tom Petty is bland.  There’s nothing more to it.  As with many DRT records, this album is no longer culturally relevant, so the music that it contains would have to be pretty special to impress me.  Sure, if I was around in ’79, I probably would have liked this stuff.  It doesn’t pack that much of a punch today.

I’m going to start using that acronym for Dad-Rock Tuesday more often.  I really like it.  It’s pronounced “dirt,” by the way.

Anyway, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just don’t get it done for me.  There are a few tracks on the album that I will admit I enjoyed.  Refugee is pretty catchy; there’s no denying that.  I didn’t mind What Are You Doin’ In My Life either.  Outside of those two tracks, the record is dull, standard, rock.

So what’s new with you guys?  Has this format grown stale yet?  I don’t really care if it has, it wouldn’t stop me anyway.  Just figured I would be polite and ask.   250.


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