Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: You Got Lucky (1982)

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: You Got Lucky (1982)A few days ago I posted about the music that you remember from back in arcades "Golden Age" and I got to talking about it with a friend. He immediately started jotting down a list of music that he remembers blaring out in the arcades back in the day. I was interested to see what he was going to come up with because the few songs he mentioned (which were great songs) I didn't have on my list.. and that's basically why I did the post in the first place.. to create the ultimate arcade era play list.

While he was recalling songs to add to his top 10 list he said, "Hey, remember the video to Tom Petty's: You Got Lucky?". It had been so long ago that I'd forgotten about it.. but now, thanks to the wonders of YouTube, we can all view Tom Petty's vision of a post-apocalyptic world that has discarded the technologies of yesteryear.

It's a great song and a great video, dating all the way back to 1982 (28 years ago on Oct 22nd). It's just a shame that Tom took some vengeance out on a Stern Electronic's Astro Invader cabinet which, at the time, was a mere two years old.

My, how time flies..

Embedding is disabled on the video, so just watch the video on YouTube.



Joined: 01/21/2009
Tom Petty was one (of

Tom Petty was one (of several) music artist that had a dislike for video games. I can remeber him commenting on how they where destroying the young people in some way (been a long time, dont rember the exact words and such). his song "Jamming me" about all the stuff he things we (he?) dont need is a video game /computer related line "take back the apple in young steves eye" About apple computers or video games and the youth who play um..

it may stem from him starting music slightly before the Arcade explosion and kids spending all the money on games and not music (but I doubt it, this is a guy who sombody plagerised a song and he didnt sue as he felt it was to petty (pun inteneded)). I'm guessing he just didnt care for them. But using them in a video at the time was pretty savvy still.. even if he destroyed it. game recognition, breaking things (alwasy hot with us young people..err when whe where young).

Petty is one of the few music artists where I i own all his stuff on CD (repurchased if i had it in vinyl or Cassette) up to about 10 years ago. You got Lucky, Dont come around here no more (better video i think, in fact may be one of the best ever), Breakdown, I need to know.. ok.. to many to list..

Chip Hageman
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Joined: 10/06/2010
Wow. I just figured it was a

Wow. I just figured it was a bit used for the video... I didn't know he really had a thing against video games in general.

Still love his music, though.



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