Rocker Tom Petty has recorded a new album with his first band MUDCRUTCH in just two weeks. The American Girl singer was encouraged to reform the group after reviewing his career for acclaimed new documentary Running Down A Dream - and he cannot believe how easy the reunion was. He says, "It was one of those lighting bolts to the brain. A few years ago I just started thinking about how I missed those guys. "We made the album in two weeks flat. We played everything live - vocals, no overdubs... It's really good. I think people will enjoy it. I moved over to bass, like I used to be. "Everybody sings at least one song on it, though I did the majority of the singing. "We had a ball doing it. It was the most fun I've had in years. I had to calm myself down at night I was having so much fun. Most of the band came here and lived at my house in Malibu when we were doing it. "I hope people enjoy it as much as I do." Petty was forced to quit the group and embark on a solo career when he first arrived in Hollywood from Florida, but he never lost touch with Mudcrutch bandmates Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh, and guitarist Mike Campbell has always been his sidekick.