Song of the Day: Mudcrutch

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Formed in 1970 by Tom Petty and several members of the group that would become The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch has reunited to release its first album. The sound is quintessential Petty, a musical portrait of a highway loner putting rubber to road into a tumbleweed vanishing point. Several writers have already pointed out that this project is a welcome respite for Petty -- who's been playing his classic hits for 30 years -- and this song has the laid-back, breezy feel of a genius songwriter kicking up his feet with a few good friends.

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