Thursday, March 21, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Mudcrutch

Song:Scare Easy

Of course most music fans are familiar with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. That band evolved out of Mudcrutch. In 2008, Petty decided to reunite Mudcrutch and this CD was the result. Mudcrutch was formed in 1970 in Gainesville, FL. Bassist Tom Petty and guitarist Tom Leadon were in The Epics. Leadon is the younger brother of Bernie Leadon of Eagles. Other members were lead singer Jim Lenehan, drummer Randall Marsh and guitarist Mike Campbell. Leadon and Lenehan left in 1972 and were replaced by Danny Roberts. Keyboard player Benmont Tench joined. Leadon followed his brother to Los Angeles and was a member of the band Silver and played bass for Linda Ronstadt. Mudcrutch signed with Leon Russell's Shelter Records in 1974. They released one single and split up. Of course Petty, Campbell and Tench formed Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and they went on to great success. in 2007, Petty asked Leadon and Marsh if they wanted to reform Mudcrutch for a one off CD. They agreed to do it and Reprise Records released Mudcrutch Apr. 2008. They went on a short tour, released a live EP and a Mudcrutch documentary aired on VH1. The music is more country rock than The Heartbreakers as Mudcrutch was heavily influenced by The Byrds. Though the Mudcrutch reunion was very successful, it was always supposed to be a one time project and it's unlikely that there will be a second CD. Petty, Campbell and Tench returned to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Here's the video for Scare Easy by Mudcrutch.

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