The Daily Cut: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Don’t Do Me Like That”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: “Don’t Do Me Like That”

ALBUM: Damn the Torpedoes

YEAR: 1979

WRITER: Tom Petty

Peaked at number-10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Before Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, there was Mudcrutch, which included Petty, guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench. Tench tells us that the origins of the Heartbreakers’ first Top 10 hit, “Don’t Do Me Like That,” go back to that band. “We actually cut it with Mudcrutch, but it never came out because the Mudcrutch album never came out. We had done two albums when we opened for the J. Geils Band and Tom didn’t want to do ‘Don’t Do Me Like That,’ which I always loved. I’d bring it up — I even mentioned to Peter Wolf, ‘Tom’s got a song that’d be great for the J. Geils Band’ — knowing that the J. Geils Band wrote their own songs. ‘You probably don’t want this, Peter, but you should hear it.’ I don’t know if he ever heard it, but I mentioned it to Jimmy Iovine onDamn The Torpedoes, and we played it like once and Jimmy was like, ‘Oh yeah.'”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench celebrates his 63rd birthday today (September 7th).

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