Second Album from the Band Originally Formed Prior to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / Follows-Up Their Long Awaited 2008 Debut
2 serves as the follow up to Mudcrutch's 2008 eponymous debut which Rolling Stone called "a country-rock instant classic" in a rave four star review. 2 was produced by band members Tom Petty and Mike Campbell with Ryan Ulyate and is preceded by lead single "Trailer." All members of Mudcrutch contribute songs on 2. The album includes seven originals written by Petty, with band members Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont Tench composing one each.
Mudcrutch was initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, FL and is the precursor to the legendary Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Petty (bass/vocals), Leadon (guitar/vocals), Tench (keyboards/vocals), Campbell (guitar/vocals), and Marsh (drums/vocals) make up the band's current line up. In 1974, Mudcrutch was signed to Shelter Records and moved to Los Angeles where they released one single, "Depot Street," to very little fanfare. The band broke up in 1975 and could have settled for being a legend, but instead Mudcrutch rose from the ashes in 2008 to remind us that the golden age of rock and roll bands still had a few treasures to unearth. Their debut, made some 33 years later, was an unexpected hit.