Friday, September 9, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS

Straight Into Darkness
"Straight Into Darkness" is the third single taken from Long After Dark, the fifth album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in November 1982 on Backstreet Records.

Notable for the major MTV hit "You Got Lucky", the album was also the first to feature the late Howie Epstein on bass and harmony vocals. Epstein's vocals are evident throughout the album, most notably on "Change of Heart". From this point on Epstein's vocals became an integral part of the Heartbreakers' sound. There was a song recorded for this album called "Keeping Me Alive", which Petty himself is very fond of but the producer, Jimmy Iovine, disliked. Petty has expressed that he feels the album would have turned out better if the song had been included on the album.


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