Heartbreakers Friday

I ask you, what better way to kick off a weekend than with vintage Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers? Here’s a nice little set from early 1980 during a two night stand at the Hammersmith-Odeon in London town.

It’s nice to hear such great quality footage of a young and vibrant Tom Petty. He and the Heartbreakers still put on an amazing show, mind you, and every music lover should make it a point to see them live at least once – but this Tom Petty: the young, angry smartass – this is the live Tom Petty to behold.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
March 7th, 1980
Hammersmith-Odeon, London
FM Broadcast (KBFH)

Anything that’s Rock n Roll
Even The Losers
I Need to Know
Don’t do me Like That
Cry To Me
American Girl
Too Much Ain’t Enough

YouTubin’ Petty

9 thoughts on “Heartbreakers Friday

  1. I have heard here and elsewhere about bad TP shows last year. Don’t know what happened at those shows, but he was great at Jones Beach. And from what I heard, he was great at Bonnaroo.

    And this show rocks. Thanks, Pete!

  2. Thanks,

    I have been holding on to this really old tape since 1981, nice to have a CD quality version to listen to.

  3. My last TP show was in 2000 three deep from the stage at The Joint in Las Vegas. Nothing will top that in my opinion. The only semi-recent Petty I’ve heard is from Bonnaroo last June, which was very spirited, and seemed great. I always just assumed his live show would be consistently good; but some nights are better than others probably, and we all have or own experience..

  4. It may just be in the eyes of the beholder. I saw him in Atlanta, and honestly thought it was awful. I never saw myself leaving a TP show early, as I am a huge fan, but I hit the exits before the encores were over.

  5. I don’t know Bill – I saw him twice on last year’s summer tour, and he and the Heartbreakers were fantastic both times…

  6. Great show. Thanks. I hate to disagree with the Ickmeister, but I saw Petty last summer, and he was not good. Just sounded very old and tired. But, then again, so am I.

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  8. I love the Tom Petty show,it’s a great performance! I just wish it was downloaded at a higher rate. It would have had better sound quality at 192kbps. Still I thank you for this great show.

  9. That armless guitar player was pretty cool! And nobody seemed to be stopping and watching, which I found quite surprising. However, I don’t think I’d want to borrow his guitar…

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