Archive | May 17, 2018

Certain Songs #1212: Mudcrutch – “Bootleg Flyer”

Album: Mudcrutch
Year: 2008

Perhaps the only good thing that came from Tom Petty’s death last year — a phrase I still hate thinking about, much less writing — was a new appreciation for Mudcrutch, the band with which he made both his first and last recordings

Not only did Mudcrutch take up more of Peter Bogdanovich’s Running Down a Dream than I’d remembered, there’s nearly a full album’s worth of Mudcrutch material on Playback box set. And while it isn’t as strong as what comes later — and weirdly positions Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as a transition album — it’s still pretty good.