Monday, July 25, 2011

Mudcrutch - "Lover of the Bayou" new official video

Mudcrutch
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Members
Tom Petty
Tom Leadon
Randall Marsh
Mike Campbell
Benmont Tench
Past members
Jim Lenahan
Danny Roberts
Charlie Souza

Mudcrutch is a Southern rock band from Gainesville, Florida best known for being the forerunner of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


 History
 Early Years

Mudcrutch was formed in 1970 by Tom Petty and Tom Leadon, who had been playing together in a band called the Epics. Mudcrutch's lineup consisted of Tom Petty (bass and vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar and vocals), Randall Marsh (drums) and Mike Campbell (guitar). Leadon left the band in 1972 and was replaced by bassist/guitarist/vocalist Danny Roberts. Keyboardist Benmont Tench also joined the band.Ricky Rucker was a part of the band for a short time. Mudcrutch served as the house band at Dub's Lounge in its hometown of Gainesville, Florida.
Depot Street vinyl, signed by Mike Campbell

In 1974, Mudcrutch signed with Shelter Records and re-located to Los Angeles, California. The band released one single, "Depot Street," in 1975, which failed to chart. After Danny Roberts left the group, Tom invited Charlie Souza to take over on bass guitar and the band continued recording in Leon Russell's Tulsa Studio, and later at Leon's Encino California home. The band's record company broke them up in late 1975. Petty, Campbell and Tench went on to form The Heartbreakers in 1976 with fellow Gainesville natives Stan Lynch and Ron Blair.[1]

 2008 return

In August 2007, Tom Petty invited Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon, original members of Mudcrutch, to reunite with Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell to reform Mudcrutch. They recorded an album, Mudcrutch, which was released on April 29, 2008, by Reprise Records, and contains 14 old and new tracks. "We would play and then we would just talk about the old days," said Tom Leadon. The band toured briefly in California to promote the album throughout April and the beginning of May 2008.

Fans who bought tickets to the tour through Ticketmaster were given six free downloads from their debut album.

On November 11, 2008 a live EP titled Extended Play Live was released. All the tracks were recorded live in April 2008. On the same day American music channel VH1 Classic broadcast a documentary about the band.
Personnel
1971–1972

Jim Lenahan - lead vocals
Tom Petty - backing vocals, bass guitar
Mike Campbell - lead guitar
Tom Leadon - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Benmont Tench - keyboards, vocals
Randall Marsh - drums

1973–1975

Tom Petty - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, bass guitar
Mike Campbell - lead guitar
Danny Roberts - rhythm guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
Benmont Tench - keyboards, vocals
Randall Marsh - drums
Charlie Souza - bass guitar

2008

Tom Petty - lead vocals, bass guitar
Mike Campbell - lead guitar
Tom Leadon - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Benmont Tench - keyboards, vocals
Randall Marsh - drums

 Discography
 Albums

2008: Mudcrutch
2008: Extended Play Live




"Lover Of The Bayou"

Catfish pie in gris gris bag
I'm the lover of the bayou
Mark your doorstep with a half wet rag
I'm the lover of the bayou
Raised and swam with the crocodile
Snake-eye taught me the Mojo style
Sucking weed on chicken bile
I'm the lover of the bayou

I learned the key to the master look
I learned to float in the water clock
I learned to capture the lightning shock
I'm the lover of the bayou
And I got cat's an' teeth and hair for sale
I'm the lover of the bayou
Look out, look out, Baron Zombies on your tail
I'm the lover of the bayou

I cooked the bat in the gumbo pan
I drank the blood, drank the blood from a rusty can
Turned me into the Honga man
I'm the lover of the bayou

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