Finally! I am back with some new vintage music. Today’s track is a wonderful classic by a band that found its niche in the genre of heartland rock, alongside the likes of Springsteen and Mellencamp. They produced music that was relatable to the average American living, working, and growing up during the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in 1976 and went on to become one of the world’s best selling bands of all time with more than 80 million records sold worldwide, and with new music still being produced today. Their 1979 album Damn the Torpedoes gave forth many of their classic hits, leading it to be named one of the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
Today’s track Here Comes My Girl, comes off this album with fun and liveliness, that just makes you want to dance. Petty says that bandmate Mike Campbell had created the chords for the song quite easily, but he struggled for some time on how he wanted to approach the lyrics. He finally decided on a spoken word mix that he says he modeled after the band The Byrds.