Mudcrutch : Depot Street
When the first single from Tom Petty's band Mudcrutch was released on Leon Russell's label in February of 1975, Billboard Magazine called it a "goo reggae cut that fits in with the current commercial standards as well. Closest thing to actual reggae to have a chance to be a major AM radio hit to come along in some time."
Until Petty's multi disc box set Playback came out, that was the last anyone heard of Mudcrutch, which broke up. Petty quickly sidled up to guitarist Mike Campbell to make sure whatever happened next, they'd do it together.
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The B side, "Wild Eyes", was closer to the future Heartbreaker sound:
'It did nothing,' Benmont recalls. 'The folks at the record company were kind of like, "See - 'Philadelpia Freedom' - this is what a single should sound like. 'Depot Street' is what a single should not sound like"'"