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The Great Albums


Apr 24, 2017

Bill and Brian are joined by musician Chad Stocker (the High Strung, the Mythics) to discuss Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Damn the Torpedoes (1979, Backstreet/MCA). Chad talks about how his love of documentaries turns him into a fan of whatever their subject is - in this case, the 2007 Peter Bogdanovich film Runnin' Down a Dream. Bill, Brian, and Chad discuss Jimmy Iovine taking charge as the producer, his clashes with drummer Stan Lynch, the curse of consistency, Mike Campbell's deceptively amazing guitar leads, Ron Blair's diverse bass playing, Benmont Tench's skill on keys, Petty's battles with his label, and more as we make our way through the album track by track!


Perry
over three years ago

Tom Petty also worked with Del Shannon, producing two albums.

David Grimm
over three years ago

Great show, guys. Big Tom Petty Fan. Had never heard this whole album. Your podcast prompted me to give it a listen. Glad I did. Keep up the good work.