Monday, May 4, 2009
"HURT"- Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
30 years after the fact and 15 mostly solid records later, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' sophomore release "You're Gonna Get It" remains my favorite Petty record. Clocking in at a little over 29 minutes, The Heartbreakers' use every second to prove that their stunning debut was not a fluke.
"I Need To Know" and "Listen To Her Heart" became Petty classics, but it was track 3 that jumped out at me and grabbed hold for good. The opening guitar blast on "Hurt" is what air guitarists dream about. I thought about this song on the flight home from New Orleans last week and just had to get it up here.