To commemorate the passing of legendary frontman Tom Petty, catch the special encore of Classic Albums: Damn The Torpedoes.
Released in 1979, Damn The Torpedoes has long been regarded as a classic, demonstrating the musical and song-writing virtuosity of a great front man and his amazing backing band. This was the album that took Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers into the major league, and re-defined American rock with their hits 'Refugee', 'Here Comes My Girl', 'Even The Losers', 'Shadow Of a Doubt', 'Don't Do Me Like That', 'Louisiana Rain', 'You Tell Me' and 'Century City'.
Discover the story behind the conception and recording of this great rock 'n' roll album and the dramatic transformation in the band's career that took place following its release. Using interviews, musical demonstrations, acoustic performances, archive footage, and returning to the multi-tracks with the main protagonists, we discover how Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch created their songs and sounds and fought for their professional freedom.
Prime Rocks: Tom Petty: Classic Albums - Damn The Torpedoes - tonight, 8.35, Prime. Captions available.