Mudcrutch Mudcrutch on 2LP
Tom Petty & Pre-Heartbreakers Band Mudcrutch Make Debut More Than 30 Years After Initially Playing Together
Mudcrutch Is Classic Rock and Its Debut a Rock Classic!
Sonics Are Demonstration-Quality: Airy, Full, Dynamic, Plush
In the summer of 2007, Tom Petty reunited Mudcrutch, consisting of himself, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and original bandmembers Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh, who joined when Mudcrutch first went to Los Angeles in search of a record deal in the early 70s. More than 30 years later, Mudcrutch finally made its debut album. Featuring new Petty songs and a handful of covers, the self-titled release is both classic rock and a rock classic.
Petty's first band, The Sundowners, changed their name to The Epics and then to Mudcrutch around 1970. Mudcrutch became the house band at Dub's Diner in hometown Gainesville, Fl, before the group moved to Hollywood. The Mudcrutch story is told in the Tom Petty feature documentary Runnin' Down A Dream, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
"This is a top-down-driving record meant for open roads. Warm blends of jangling electric guitars, warm organ runs, and country-tinged acoustic strumming emphasize the laid-back feel, while mandolin and R&B piano accompaniment give the music a Southern accent."
--Bob Gendron, The Absolute Sound, Issue 186
Mudcrutch Mudcrutch Track Listing:
1. Shady Grove
2. Scare Easy
3. Orphan Of The Storm
4. Six Days On The Road
5. Crystal River
6. Oh Maria
7. This Is A Good Street
8. The Wrong Thing To Do
9. Queen Of The Go-Go Girls
10. June Apple
11. Lover Of The Bayou
12. Topanga Cowgirl
13. Bootleg Flyer
14. House Of Stone