Mudcrutch, Tom Petty’s band before the Heartbreakers, has released its second album, 2, more than 40 years after the band’s 1975 breakup.
Mudcrutch can almost be seen as an incubator for Petty’s later band, including future Heartbreakers Mike Campbell (guitar) and Benmont Tench (keyboards). Both men, and Petty, are part of the current incarnation of Mudcrutch, which reformed and released an album in 2008.
But with Mudcrutch Petty does something you don’t really see from him with the Heartbreakers — he plays his original instrument: bass.
“I love playing bass,” Petty tells the Los Angeles Times. “The bass really helps drive the band, so I’ve got a lot more power than I’m used to having.”
Check out his work with the band on “Beautiful World” (first video) and “Hungry No More” (second video):
2 Track List:
- Dreams of Flying
- Beautiful Blue
- Beautiful World
- I Forgive It All
- The Other Side of the Mountain
- Welcome to Hell
- Save Your Water
- Victim of Circumstance
- Hungry No More