Waterloo Records

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Southern Accents


Format: CD
Label: MCA
Catalog: 5486
Rel. Date: 10/25/1990
UPC: 076732548622

Southern Accents
Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Format: CD
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''Southern Accents'' is a 1985 album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. "Don't Come Around Here No More," cowritten by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its music video featured ''Alice in Wonderland'' imagery. "Southern Accents" was later covered by Johnny Cash for his ''Unchained'' album in 1996, on which members of the Heartbreakers play.

The recording sessions saw some tension between the band members, as each had a different vision for the album. Originally conceived as a concept album, the theme of "Southern Accents" became somewhat murky with the inclusion of three songs co-written by Stewart, and three other songs originally planned for the album left off. Songs cut from the track list include "Trailer," "The Image of Me" and "The Apartment Song". These can be found on ''Playback,'' a box set released 10 years later that included familiar songs with outtakes, b-sides and other rarities.

While mixing the opening track "Rebels" Petty became frustrated and punched a wall, severely breaking his left hand. Subsequent surgery on his hand left him with several pins, wires and screws to hold his hand together. - Wikipedia

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