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
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
Too Much Ain’t Enough
- Check out this 1980 footage of Petty and the boys working through Eddie Cochran’s “Sometin’ Else”.
- Singing “Listen to Her Heart” in 1978.
- Weird Al “interviews” Tom Petty.
- Finally, a man named Mark, who is missing both arms, plays “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” with his feet. I hate feet as a rule, but this is pretty cool.