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Sunday, August 15th, 2010

"You Got Lucky"

Handsome Furs cover Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Photo By Liam MaloneyLiam MaloneyI live in a world where I believe everyone loves Tom Petty. And why wouldn’t everyone? The man’s got one of the best catalogs of rock songs of the past 30 years, puts on a great live show and was the best thing in The Postman, though that may be more of a commentary on The Postman than Petty.

Handsome Furs love them some Tom Petty too, as evidenced by this cover they pulled out at a 2007 hometown club show in Montreal. And while covering Petty isn’t especially uncommon, the duo of Boeckner and Perry eschewed the strummy country-rockers that most try on for size and went for Petty’s 1982 hit “You Got Lucky” – an unusual tune for the Heartbreakers, with its dark tone and New Wave synths but a perfect fit for Handsome Furs for exactly those reasons.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are currently on tour for their latest album Mojo and will be at the Air Canada Centre next week on August 25. Handsome Furs are currently on the back burner as Boeckner tends to Wolf Parade – they’re at the Sound Academy on November 26 – but considering that the man is both prolific and a workaholic, expect to see a new Handsome Furs record sooner rather than later.

MP3: Handsome Furs – “You Got Lucky”
Video: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “You Got Lucky”

By : Frank Yang at 10:47 am
Category: Chromewaves Radio

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  1. giselle says:

    do i get a pass if i love handsome furs but don’t care about tom petty?

  2. Cheap Tom Petty Tickets says:

    Their tour will be on Canada and United States.Here’s the complete details for their tour including dates,time and venue.
    8-17-2010
    Tuesday
    7:00 PM Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
    8-19-2010
    Thursday
    7:00 PM Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
    8-21-2010
    Saturday
    7:00 PM Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
    8-24-2010
    Tuesday
    7:30 PM Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ
    8-25-2010
    Wednesday
    7:30 PM Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada
    8-27-2010
    Friday
    7:00 PM Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
    8-28-2010
    Saturday
    7:00 PM Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY
    8-31-2010
    Tuesday
    7:30 PM Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    9-16-2010
    Thursday
    7:30 PM St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL
    9-18-2010
    Saturday
    7:30 PM Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC
    9-19-2010
    Sunday
    7:30 PM Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte in Charlotte, NC
    9-21-2010
    Tuesday
    7:30 PM Superpages.com Center in Dallas, TX
    9-23-2010
    Thursday
    7:30 PM Bank Of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, OK
    9-24-2010
    Friday
    7:30 PM The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Spring, TX
    9-26-2010
    Sunday
    7:30 PM US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ
    9-28-2010
    Tuesday
    7:30 PM Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA
    10-1-2010
    Friday
    7:30 PM Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
    10-2-2010
    Saturday
    7:30 PM Verizon

  3. Confessions of a Glorified Sideman says:

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