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Mudcrutch was an early Tom Petty band, most of which evolved into Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. When Mudcrutch originally headed to Hollywood in search of their first record deal, the band consisted of Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Danny Roberts, Benmont Tench and Randall Marsh. They signed with “Shelter Records” and released one single in 1975. “Depot Street” was the A-side with “Wild Eyes” being the B-side. The last incarnation of Mudcrutch consisted of future Heartbreakers Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell and Tom Petty. Tom Petty’s first band, The Sundowners were renamed The Epics. Around 1970, The Epics changed their name to Mudcrutch.

In August 2007, Tom Petty invited original members of Mudcrutch Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon to reunite with Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell to reform Mudcrutch. They recorded an album, Mudcrutch, which was released on April 29, 2008, by Reprise Records, and contains 14 old and new tracks. “We would play and then we would just talk about the old days,” says Tom Leadon, who left the band in 1972. The band toured briefly in California to promote the album throughout April and the beginning of May 2008.

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  • bicknor

    As long as you dont scare eaSY , listen to these folk

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • EvanSites

    Petty is amazing.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply


    23 Jul 2011 Reply
  • satanistrue2you

    Mudcrutch is sooooooo incredible. Oh Maria, Scare easy, Shady Grove....... EVERYTHING is fantastic.

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Zork86

    Really, Bootleg Flyer is a way better song than Depot Street imo. I'm surprised that wasn't their Single and that it's not played that much.

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • OdeTooJoy

    Yea, I love Mudcrutch and their album is enjoyable. Very Jammy type of record, but no way it compares to what they did in the '70s. Depot Street is a classic.

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bobbyefc38

    tom petty is brill

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • sharwashere

    petty is the coolest. unique voice you'll recognize immediately.

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • lindseygop

    Thoroughly enjoying this album right now.

    4 Mar 2010 Reply
  • RocknRollGirl93

    One of the best albums ever....just great!

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • EtriuS

    Que buen tema este de la pelicula Appaloosa. Me encanta. Awesome song.

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • JeremyAce4

    You just knew that there would be someone on here pining away for the "old Mudcrutch" sound. And, of course, the "I found hem first" crowd was out in full force.

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • paulbd

    I wish they offered more tracks her on Last.FM, but the band is still awesome regardless!

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Amoide

    I love their album!

    10 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Sportsnut

    Just bought the album. I really thought this band would have more than 68,000 plays.

    22 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Fuzyfrog

    Great album

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Julian-Thome

    The band is influenced by The Animals and The Rolling Stones.

    7 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Phillyzero

    Just listening to the album, this was completely under the radar for me as I just heard about Mudcrutch a couple days ago.

    18 May 2008 Reply
  • Cheeveer

    Very good album, but it's not like Mudcrutch in the 70's. There a few old Mudcrutch tracks on the Playback box, and they are all killers. The new album is a bit too slow.

    9 May 2008 Reply
  • WalrusOct9

    On first listen, this is pretty thing Petty's done since Wildflowers? Possibly.

    8 May 2008 Reply
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