Steveslist: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, “Even the Losers”

Another Steve Gardner fave, mostly based upon the wonderful tone invoked by Mike Campbell as the Heartbreakers axe-man channels Chuck Berry.

I was a huge fan of this band (seen them ten times) based upon fine lyrics (by Petty) and such a tight and clean sound of the band. In this cut, listen to Stan Lynch and his stellar drumming, in particular, though again not at the expense of Campbell’s fantastic guitar sound.

Damn the Torpedoes was the bands third album, BTW, and in my view, that is the one that seals the deal for a new and promising band. In this instance, the deal was closed with profit and great riffs for all.


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