Wednesday, January 14, 2009
BEST OF '08: MUDCRUTCH
I love Mudcrutch's reunion/debut album. Mudcrutch is Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers band that also include longtime Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. They put out a self-titled studio album this year, as well as a four track live EP Extended Play. Like with The Foxboro Hot Tubs (aka Green Day), Tom was able to a great album under another name, and it seemed like he enjoyed not having the pressure of being "Tom Petty." Also like Foxboro, Mudcrutch did a short tour, but no NJ/NY area shows unfortunately. I was of course stoked to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' summer tour which was awesome, but I was bummed that they didn't do any Mudcrutch songs. Hopefully Tom will revisit this in the future, but who knows if he will: I think this was his way of giving closure to his first band.