Mudcrutch

Mudcrutch

     
 

Reuniting with his early-'70s band Mudcrutch, Tom Petty lets loose some "good old hippie music." Petty recorded 18 old and new songs with Tom Leadon, who last jammed with Petty in 1972, before the latter decamped from Gainesville, Florida for Los Angeles. Mudcrutch features Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell on keys and guitar, and the album boasts the… See more details below

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Reuniting with his early-'70s band Mudcrutch, Tom Petty lets loose some "good old hippie music." Petty recorded 18 old and new songs with Tom Leadon, who last jammed with Petty in 1972, before the latter decamped from Gainesville, Florida for Los Angeles. Mudcrutch features Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell on keys and guitar, and the album boasts the single "Scare Easy."

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Will Hermes
If the Heartbreakers had never happened, this band would have worked out just fine....The songs are mythic Americana: With help from his bandmates, Petty creates a vivid cast of road dogs, strippers and junkies that conjures Gram Parsons' Bible-haunted Southerners and Robert Hunter's cosmic Westerners.
Entertainment Weekly
Parts of the new album sound more like the Heartbreakers than the Heartbreakers — or more like their vintage sound than anything they've done in the '90s and '00s, anyway. ''Bootleg Flyer,'' in particular, starts off as almost an ''American Girl'' sound-alike, though it ends with a tandem lead guitar section that's right out of the Southern-rock lexicon. Meanwhile, the single, ''(I Don't) Scare Easy,'' is in the tradition of Petty's ''I Won't Back Down.''
San Francisco Chronicle
Mudcrutch [draws] a lot of the band's sound from the '70s Los Angeles country rock of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Poco -- groups that undoubtedly influenced the band's decision to come to California in the first place. Mudcrutch was probably a California band before it left Florida.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624987338
catalogNumber:
455868

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