Oh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, here’s to hoping this is the first of many more songs from you that I’ll record off of BOB. I can’t tell you if I’d ever heard this one before I recorded it off the radio. I feel like I had to have. I didn’t know this was your very first single until just now, though, and that it came out in ’76, making me a whopping 1 year old when it debuted. It does make me yearn again for a time machine where I could go back with my trusty boombox and my laptop and record music off the radio when it was brand new. I can picture sitting in my room just chillin’ along with this mellow song on a lazy Sunday afternoon and being excited I got a brand new song by a brand new band. But this is as close as I’m going to get to traveling in time, and it’s all right. It’s all right.
Radio 72, side B, track 10: “Breakdown” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers