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    Cool Mud

    Does anybody on here like them? Mud were one of my favourite childhood bands and I still like their music today. From their debut psychedelic rock anthem "Flower Power" to their New Wave-ish swansong "Drop Everything And Run" they ruled the UK charts from 1973 - 1977, and scored the best selling UK single in 1974 with "Tiger Feet", which was used in the film "In The Name Of The Father" and the Mr. Bean episode where he accidentally takes a baby to the fairground whilst holidaying at the seaside.

    After they split in the early 80's, singer Les Gray went on to work the cabaret rock scene in the UK and Europe, drummer Dave Mount became a kitchen decor salesman, bassist Ray Stiles joined The Hollies and guitarist Rob Davis scored massive No.1 hits co-writing the songs "Groovejet" for Spiller and "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind" for Kylie Minogue, as well as being a record producer.

    Sadly Les and Dave both died in 2004 and 2006 - Les from throat cancer, and Dave committed suicide. Ray and Rob recently reformed Mud with a couple of friends to support Ray's son Jack's band Mothership at the Fighting Cocks in Surrey where Mud originated from. They are becoming an in-demand act once again.....

    Here are some songs from their glorious days:

    Flower Power (1967) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsXK2uUT2bM
    Dyna-Mite (1973) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7KxCCti4Nw
    Tiger Feet (1974) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2sMuVPMkkk
    L-L-Lucy (1975) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9vte5fmCfU
    Nite On The Tiles (1976) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XDBta2KClo
    Just Try A Little Tenderness (1977) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJyxFy2NTBs
    Drift Away (1978) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHRepHXbkYY
    Drop Everything And Run (1979) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHyyrhFrWiE

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    yeah i liked mud.............'tiger feet'..........if you heard mud you knew you would probably hear showaddywaddy too .......i seem to recall seeing a lot of posters for mud gigs at hastings over the last 10 years

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    Mud were the first live band I ever saw - think it was late 1973 or early 1974. They played at the Odeon in Birmingham. I'd have been twelve at the time. I still have several Mud albums on vinyl. I knew Les Gray had died - he looked very ill the last time he was on tv. Sad to hear about Dave Mount - he always appeared to be the cheeky chappie in the band. Did anyone see the film Mud appeared in with several other bands from the seventies - Never Too Young To Rock?
    "She moves in such an exciting world!"

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    I like Mud.

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    Yeah,Mud were okay.Oh Boy was another good one.

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    I really like Tiger Feet & Lonely This Xmas.
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    I really like Tiger Feet & Lonely This Xmas.
    My two favourites. Mud certainly were good in their heyday.

    John

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    Rob Davis, the guitarist wrote the number one hit (Groovejet) If This Ain't Love for Spiller........a bit different to Tiger Feet!

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    Crazy was my favourite Mud record http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNh2h4i6UOg

    Saw them in Blackpool c1974. Spent the whole gig sobbing and shouting to Rob that I loved him. I threw my bangle to him and he picked it up and put it on the end of his guitar. He was such a sweetie

    Sad to hear about Dave.

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    Dave Mount was such a funny and fun loving guy, the prankster of the band!

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