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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to a band from Gainesville, Florida called Mudcrutch. It was the band that Tom Petty and two of his Heartbreakers were in before they hit it big with their eponymous band. It's laid back rock and roll with a hint of country blues. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an interview between Tom Petty and writer Andy Greene on Rolling Stone.
"Bootleg Flyer" by Mudcrutch
2008 | Country rock band from Gainesville, Florida
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Rolling Stone: You re-formed Mudcrutch recently, right?
Tom Petty: Yes, I did.
RS: What inspired that?
TP: It was weird. It was one of those lighting bolts to the brain. A few years ago I just started thinking about how I missed those guys, Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh. We’ve stayed in contact over the years and we’ve all stayed good friends. I brought it up to Mike [Campbell, guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers] and everybody was up for it. We had a ball doing it. We made the album in two weeks flat. We played everything live — vocals, no overdubs. I was just mixing it yesterday. It’s really good. I think people will enjoy it. I moved over to bass, like I used to be. Everybody sings at least one song on it, though I did the majority of the singing. It has kind of a country/rock feel, but not as you think of it today. Maybe a little edgier country kind of feel. It’s pretty cool.