Mudcrutch came to California in late 1972. In 1974, Mudcrutch signed with Shelter Records Denny Cordell and re-located to Los Angeles, California. The band released one single, “Depot Street” and “Wild Eyes” 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 Encino California home.Mudcrutch dissolved in 1975, but that brings us to the wonderful creation of Tom Petty and The Hearbreakers
I engineered Tom and Mudcrutch on their first album which was done at Producers Workshop in Hollywood and Village Recorders in Santa Monica. We later did recordings at Leon Russell’s house in Encino, I had to stop working with Tom later on that year due to my schedule on Ringo’s first two albums with John Lennon.
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