Mud (band)

Mud (now Mud II) are an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. Their earlier success came in a pop and then glam rock style, while later hits were influenced by 1950s rock and roll, and are best remembered for their hit singles "Tiger Feet", which was the UK's best-selling single of 1974, and "Lonely This Christmas" which reached Christmas number 1 in December 1974. After signing to Rak Records and teaming up with songwriters/producers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the band had fourteen UK Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1976, including three number ones.[1]

Mud
Mud in 1974
Mud in 1974
Background information
Also known asLes Gray's Mud (1980-2004)
Mud II (2004-present)
OriginCarshalton, Greater London, England
GenresGlam rock, pop, rock and roll
Years active1966–1979, 1980–present
LabelsRak Records
Private Stock Records
RCA Records
MembersSyd Twynham
Phil Wilson
Chris Savage
Marc Michalski
Past membersRob Davis
Les Gray
Ray Stiles
Dave Mount
Andy Ball
Margo Buchanan
Stuart Amesbury
Cherie Beck
Dale Fry
Rob John
Nick Richie
Tim Fish
Mark Hatwood
Kevin Fairburn
John Berry
Wole Rother

HistoryEdit

The band was founded by lead guitarist Rob Davis (born Robert Berkeley Davis, 1 October 1947,[2] Carshalton, Surrey), lead vocalist Les Gray (born Thomas Leslie Gray, 9 April 1946,[2] Carshalton, Surrey; died 21 February 2004, Lagos, Portugal), drummer Dave Mount (born David George Mount, 3 March 1947,[2] Carshalton; died 2 December 2006, St Helier's Hospital, Carshalton[3]), and bassist Ray Stiles (born Raymond John Stiles, 20 November 1946,[2] Guildford, Surrey).

 
Mud in AVRO's TopPop (Dutch television show) in 1974

The band released their debut single "Flower Power" on CBS in 1967, but were not immediately successful.[4][5][6] Three further singles in 1967/68, "Up the Airy Mountain"/"The Latter Days", "Shangri-La"/"House on the Hill" and "Jumping Jehosophat"/"Won't Let It Go", made no impression on the UK Singles Chart.

The band appeared on the Basil Brush Show on BBC TV, and toured as support for Jack Jones. After years of unsuccessful singles, they were signed to Mickie Most's Rak label, and had three Top 20 successes in 1973 with "Crazy" (No. 12), "Hypnosis" (No. 16) and "Dyna-mite" (No. 4).[1]

At the peak of their career they also enjoyed British number one singles with "Tiger Feet"; and "Lonely This Christmas" (1974), an affectionate Elvis Presley pastiche; plus "Oh Boy" (1975), a cover of the Buddy Holly hit, which also featured on their album Mud Rock Volume 2. "Tiger Feet" sold over 500,000 copies in the UK and a million copies globally.[2]

Like contemporaries Sweet, their most successful period came when their records were written and produced by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman: in 1975 they had seven singles in the UK Top 40 totalling over 45 weeks on the chart, the most by any artist in 1975. "Oh Boy" was the only number one single produced by Chinn and Chapman that they did not also write.[7]

"Lonely This Christmas" gets seasonal airplay on British radio and television, (along with Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" and Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"). The band also embraced the burgeoning disco craze, as exemplified on their 1976 single "Shake It Down" which reached No. 12 in the UK chart. After "Tiger Feet" they released "The Cat Crept In" which reached No. 2 in April 1974, which was written to exploit Les Gray's vocal impression of Presley.[8] Their next single "Rocket" reached No. 6 in the UK, after which they released another track from their album Mud Rock, a cover of "In the Mood". This was released under the name of "Dum" ("Mud" spelt backwards), but it failed to chart.

After the success with "Lonely This Christmas", they cracked the Valentine's Day market with "The Secrets That You Keep", which reached No. 3 in February 1975. Around this time Mud wound up their contract with Rak releasing three further singles, "Oh Boy" (their third and final UK No. 1), "Moonshine Sally" (No. 10) and "One Night" (No. 32). Mud also split from Chinn and Chapman in mid-1975 and signed to Private Stock (licensed to Philips in Continental Europe). There they enjoyed three more British Top 20 hits within seven months: "L-L-Lucy" (No. 10), the ballad "Show Me You're a Woman" (No. 8) and the disco-influenced track "Shake It Down" (No. 12). The latter two singles saw them gradually moving away from glam rock, which was now unfashionable. Keyboardist Andy Ball, formerly of Candlewick Green, joined the band briefly during this period, to be replaced in early 1978 by Brian Tatum.[9]

Their last single to reach the British charts was a cover of the Bill Withers song "Lean on Me" which reached No. 7 in the UK in December 1976.[1] This was followed by Gray's solo version of "Groovy Kind of Love" on Warner Bros., which peaked at No. 32 in the UK.

In 1977, with Private Stock in financial difficulties, the band moved to RCA. Their first single on that label was "Slow Talking Boy", a folk rock song composed by John Kongos,[10] and featuring Davis playing a Vox 12-string guitar-mandolin; they performed this song on BBC TV's Top of the Pops,[11] but without reaping any chart success. Mud's next single, "(Just Try) A Little Tenderness", was their final appearance on any major national chart, stalling at No. 98 in Australia.[12] Three more singles, all cover versions, followed in 1978[10] before RCA dropped the band and Gray quit for a solo career; the original band continued for a short while with female vocalist Margo Buchanan in Gray's place,[9] releasing an unsuccessful single for Carrere,[10] before finally disbanding in 1979.

Following the band's dissolution, Stiles went on to join the Hollies; whilst Davis went on to co-write several highly successful dance hits for Kylie Minogue and Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor.[1] Drummer Mount went into the insurance business. Mount appeared on an episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two in November 2005, and featured in the "spot the pop star of the past" identity parade segment. Mount died on 2 December 2006. He had been married twice and worked as a salesman latterly. His obituary appeared in The Independent newspaper.[13] The last performance by the four original members was on 3 March 1990 at Dave Mount's wedding; a video recording of which was made by Mount.

After the original band broke up in 1979, Gray reformed the band as 'Les Gray's Mud'. The initial lineup featured Stuart Amesbury (rhythm guitar) and Cherie Beck (backing vocals) of the Bristol-based Cherie Beck Band; together with Dale Fry (bass), Rob John (drums), and Nick Richie (lead guitar); with the latter two being replaced in 1983 by guitarist Tim Fish and drummer Mark Hatwood respectively.[14] In 1985, a further lineup change saw Amesbury, Beck, and Fry depart the band; with the new lineup being rounded out by Kevin Fairburn on bass.[15]

In 1987, all members with the exception of Gray departed the band, and Gray brought in bassist John Berry, drummer Wole Rothe, and guitarist Syd Twynham as replacements. Rothe and Twynham had both been members of Liquid Gold prior to joining Mud. This lineup lasted until 1998 when Rothe was replaced by Phil Wilson, and the band underwent no further changes until the death of Gray in 2004. Following Gray's passing, the three remaining members were given permission by the other founding members of Mud, plus that of Gray's family, to continue using the band's name. Berry, Twynham, and Wilson then rechristened the band 'Mud II' and recruited keyboardist and longterm Mud collaborator Chris Savage.[16] The following year, Berry left and was replaced by Marc Michalski, creating the lineup of the band which still continues to this day.

A short version of "Tiger Feet" was played at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

PersonnelEdit

MembersEdit

LineupsEdit

1966-1974 1974-1976 1976-1978 1978-1979
  • Rob Davis - lead guitar
  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • Dave Mount - drums, percussion
  • Ray Stiles - bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Rob Davis - lead guitar
  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • Dave Mount - drums, percussion
  • Ray Stiles - bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Andy Ball - keyboards
  • Rob Davis - lead guitar
  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • Dave Mount - drums, percussion
  • Ray Stiles - bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Rob Davis - lead guitar
  • Dave Mount - drums, percussion
  • Ray Stiles - bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Margo Buchanan - lead vocals
1979-1980 1980-1983
(Les Gray's Mud)
1983-1985
(Les Gray's Mud)
1985-1987
(Les Gray's Mud)

Disbanded

  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • Stuart Amesbury - rhythm guitar
  • Cherie Beck - backing vocals
  • Dale Fry - bass guitar
  • Rob John - drums, percussion
  • Nick Richie - lead guitar
  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • Stuart Amesbury - rhythm guitar
  • Cherie Beck - backing vocals
  • Dale Fry - bass guitar
  • Tim Fish - lead guitar
  • Mark Hatwood - drums, percussion
  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • Tim Fish - lead guitar
  • Mark Hatwood - drums, percussion
  • Kevin Fairburn - bass guitar
1987-1998
(Les Gray's Mud)
1998-2004
(Les Gray's Mud)
2004-2005
(Mud II)
2005–present
(Mud II)
  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • John Berry - bass guitar
  • Wole Rother - drums, percussion
  • Syd Twynham - lead guitar
  • Les Gray - lead vocals, keyboards
  • John Berry - bass guitar
  • Syd Twynham - lead guitar
  • Phil Wilson - drums, percussion
  • John Berry - bass guitar
  • Syd Twynham - lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Phil Wilson - drums, percussion
  • Chris Savage - keyboards
  • Syd Twynham - lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Phil Wilson - drums, percussion
  • Chris Savage - keyboards
  • Marc Michalski - bass guitar

TimelineEdit

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Titles (A-side, B-side)[1][18] Chart positions
Weeks
UK AUS[19] Germany Austria Switzerland
1967 "Flower Power"
b/w "You're My Mother"
- - - - -
1968 "Up the Airy Mountain"
b/w "The Latter Days"
- - - - -
1969 "Shangri-La"
b/w "House on the Hill"
- - - - -
1970 "Jumping Jehosaphat"
b/w "Won't Let It Go"
- - - - -
1973 "Crazy"
b/w "Do You Love Me"
12
12 w
- 40
1 w
- -
"Hypnosis"
b/w "Last Tango In London"
16
13 w
57
5 w
- - -
"Dyna-Mite"
b/w "Do It All Over Again"
4
12 w
61
18w
37
7 w
- -
1974 "Tiger Feet"
b/w "Mr. Bagatelle"
1
11 w
43
14w
6
20 w
6
16 w
5
10 w
"The Cat Crept In"
b/w "Morning"
2
9 w
- 5
14 w
12
4
-
"Rocket"
b/w "The Ladies"
6
9 w
- 8
20 w
3
16 w
-
"In the Mood"
b/w "Watching the Clock" (released under the name Dum)
- - - - -
"Lonely This Christmas"
b/w "I Can't Stand It"
1
19 w
- - - -
1975 "The Secrets That You Keep"
b/w "Still Watching The Clock"
3
9 w
28
3 w
- - -
"Oh Boy"
b/w "Watching the Clock"
1
9 w
58
3w
2
23 w
5
16 w
-
"Moonshine Sally"
b/w "Bye Bye Johnny"
10
7 w
- 8
12 w
- -
"One Night"
b/w "Shake, Rattle and Roll/See You Later Alligator (Medley)"
32
4 w
- 34
1 w
- -
"Hula Love"
b/w "Dyna-mite / The Cat Crept In / Tiger Feet (Medley)"
- - 38
2 w
- -
"L-L-Lucy"
b/w "My Love Is Your Love"
10
6 w
- 19
13 w
- -
"Show Me You're A Woman"
b/w "Don't You Know"
8
8 w
- 43
2 w
- -
"Use Your Immagination"
b/w "My Love Is Your Love"
released in Italy only
- - - - -
1976 "Living Doll"
b/w "Blue Moon"
released in Germany only
- - - - -
"Let's Have A Party"
b/w "I Love How You Love Me"
released in Germany only
- - - - -
"Shake it Down"
b/w "Laugh Live Love"
12
8 w
- 45
2 w
- -
"Nite on the Tiles"
b/w "Time and Again"
- - - - -
"Lean On Me"
b/w "Greacian Lament"
7
9 w
- - - -
1977 "Slow Talking Boy"
b/w "Let Me Out"
- - - - -
"Just Try (A Little Tenderness)"
b/w "Gives You The Good Times Now"
- 98
1w
- - -
"Beating Around the Bush"
b/w "Under the Moon of Love"
- - - - -
1978 "Cut Across Shorty"
b/w "We've Got To Know"
- - - - -
"Drift Away"
b/w "Let Me Get (Close To You)"
- - - - -
"Why Do Fools Fall In Love/Book of Love"
b/w "Run Don't Walk"
- - - - -
1979 "Drop Everything and Run"
b/w "Taking the Easy Way Out"
- - - - -
"You'll Like It"
b/w "Can't Stop"
- - - - -
1980 "Rico"
b/w "Make a Buck" (released under the name Ring)
- - - - -
1983 "Lipstick On Your Collar"
b/w "Don't Ever Change"
- - - - -
1985 "Lonely This Christmas (re-issue)"
b/w "I Can't Stand It"
- - - - -

List of songsEdit

Song Writer(s) Time Producer Album Year Other
1-2-Love Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:36 Mud As you like it 1979
43792 (I'm Bustin' You) John Goodison 2:50 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
Ain't That a Shame Antoine Domino,
Dave Bartholomew
2:32 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
All I've Got To Give Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 4:33 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
As You Like It Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:08 Mud As you like it 1979
Beating Around the Bush
(single version)
Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:54 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working (CD) 1976 A-side of Under the Moon of Love
Beating Around the Bush
(album version)
Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:35 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Bird Dog Boudleaux Bryant 3:54 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
Blagging Boogie Blues Andy Ball,
A. Coates
2:51 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Blue Moon Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 2:20 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 B-side of Living Doll
Blueberry Hill Vincent Rose 2:51 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Book of Love
(medley version)
Warren Davis, George Malone, Charles Patrick 1:37 Mud As you like it 1978 A-side of Run Don't Walk
Burn On Marlon Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:54 Mud Rock On 1978
Bye Bye Johnny Chuck Berry
(single version) [1]
4:55 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman ? 1975 B-side of Moonshine Sally
Bye Bye Johnny Chuck Berry
(album version) [2]
5:28 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974
Can't Stop Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:54 Mud Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1979 B-side of You'll Like It
Careless Love Trad. Arr. Mud 3:38 Mud and Mike Hurst Rock On 1978
Crazy Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:11 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud's Greatest Hits 1973 A-side of Do You Love Me
Cut Across Shorty Marijohn Wilkin,
Wayne P. Walker
2:30 Mud Rock On 1978 A-side of '"We've Got To Know
Diana Paul Anka 3:59 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975
Do It All Over Again Gray, Mount, Stiles, Davies 2:37 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (CD) 1973 B-side of Dyna-Mite
Do You Love Me Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:13 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (CD) 1973 B-side of Crazy
Do you love me / Sha-La-La-La-Lee (medley) Berry Gordy, Jr.
-----
Berry Gordy, Jr.
1:35
1:37
Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "Sha-La-La-La-Lee"
Do you love me
(medley version)
Berry Gordy, Jr. 1:35 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "Do yyou love me"
Don't Ever Change Gerry Goffin,
Carole King
3:03 Steve Colyer Mud featuring Les Gray 1983 B-side of Lipstick On Your Collar
Don't Knock It Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:02 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
Don't Talk To Me Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:46 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Don't You Know Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:03 Rob Davis Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1975 B-side of Show Me You're A Woman
Dream Lover Bobby Darin 3:28 Mud As you like it 1979
Drift Away Mentor Williams 3:44 Mud Rock On 1978 A-side of Let Me Get (Close To You)
Drop Everything and Run Graham Foster,
Pete Wingfield,
Mike Vernon
2:54 John Sinclair ? 1979 A-side of Taking the Easy Way Out
Dyna-mite Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 2:56 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud's Greatest Hits 1973 A-side of Do It All Over Again
Dyna-mite / The Cat Crept In / Tiger Feet (Medley) Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 5:03 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1975 B-side of Hula Love
Dyna-mite
(medley version)
Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 1:18 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "The Cat Crept In" and "Tiger feet"
Flower Power Rob Davis 2:58 Mike Smith The Singles '67 ● '78 1967 A-side of You're My Mother
From a Jack to a King Ned Miller 2:47 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Gives You The Good Times Now Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:20 Pip Williams Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1977 B-side of Just Try (A Little Tenderness)
Gotta Good Reason Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:18 Pip Williams Rock On 1978
Greacian Lament Rob Davis 2:34 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working (CD) 1976 B-side of Lean On Me
Hair Of The Dog Dave Mount, David Mindel 3:12 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
Heaven Was Meant For You Tatum 3:18 Mud As you like it 1979
House on the Hill Rob Davis
A. Carpenter
J.Tilton
2:38 unknown The Singles '67 ● '78 1969 B-side of Shangri-La
How Many Times? Dave Mount, Alan Blakley 4:02 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Hula Love Buddy Knox 3:56 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975 A-side of Dyna-mite / The Cat Crept In / Tiger Feet (Medley)
Hypnosis Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 2:48 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud's Greatest Hits 1973 A-side of Last Tango In London
I Can't Stand It Gray, Mount, Davis, Stiles 2:41 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman The Singles '67 ● '78 1974 B-side of Lonely This Christmas
I Love How You Love Me Barry Mann,
Larry Kolber
3:05 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975 B-side of Let's Have A Party
I've Got A Song Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:58 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
In the Mood Andy Razaf , Joe Garland 3:39 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 A-side of Watching the Clock, (released under the name Dum)
It Don't Mean A Thing Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:33 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
It's A Show Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:41 Mud As you like it 1979
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Paul Vance,
Lee Pockriss
2:22 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Jumping Jehosaphat Mitch Murray, Peter Callander 2:28 City Hall Ltd. The Singles '67 ● '78 1970 A-side of Won't Let It Go
Just Try (A Little Tenderness) Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:41 Pip Williams Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1977 A-side of Gives You The Good Times Now
L-L-Lucy Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:59 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975 A-side of My Love Is Your Love
Last Tango In London Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:03 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (CD) 1973 B-side of Hypnosis
Laugh Live Love Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:49 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working (CD) 1976 B-side of Shake it Down
Lean On Me
(single version) [3]
Bill Withers 4:30 Pip Williams ? 1976 A-side of Greacian Lament
Lean On Me
(album version)
Bill Withers 4:54 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working (CD) 1976
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Kal Mann,
Bernie Lowe
2:05 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Let Me Get (Close To You) Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:52 Pip Williams (Mike Hurst (LP) Rock On 1978 B-side of Drift Away
Let Me Out Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:33 Pip Williams Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1977 B-side of Slow Talking Boy
Let's Dance Jim Lee 3:03 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Let's Have A Party Jessie Mae Robinson 2:16 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975 A-side of I Love How You Love Me
Lipstick On Your Collar George Goehring, Edna Lewis 2:36 Steve Colyer Mud featuring Les Gray 1983 A-side of Don't Ever Change
Living Doll Lionel Bart 2:53 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975 A-side of Blue Moon
Lollipop Beverly Ross,
Julius Dixson
2:05 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Lonely This Christmas Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:31 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud's Greatest Hits 1974 A-side of I Can't Stand It
Lucille Albert Collins,
Little Richard
3:00 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Make a Buck Ray Stiles, Rob Davis,
Margo Buchanan
3:46 Freddy Cannon, Mark Robbins ? 1980 B-side of Rico, (released under the name Ring)
Maybe Tomorrow Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:21 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
Moonshine Sally Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:19 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud's Greatest Hits 1975 A-side of Bye Bye Johnny
Morning Gray, Mount, Stiles, Davies 2:55 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (CD) 1974 B-side of The Cat Crept In
Moving On Ray Stiles, Rob Davis, B. Dunning 3:23 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Mr. Bagatelle Gray, Mount, Stiles, Davies 3:14 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (CD) 1974 B-side of Tiger Feet
My Love Is Your Love Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:53 Phil Wainman Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1975 B-side of L-L-Lucy and Use Your Immagination
Nite on the Tiles
(single version)
Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:12 Pip Williams Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1976 A-side of Time and Again
Nite on the Tiles (album version) Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:29 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Oh Boy Sonny West,
Bill Tilghman,
Norman Petty
2:51 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975 A-side of Watching the Clock
One Night Dave Bartholomew,
Pearl King,
Anita Steinman
2:55 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975 A-side of Shake, Rattle and Roll/See You Later Alligator (Medley)
Only Sixteen Sam Cooke 2:22 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Poetry in Motion Mike Anthony
Paul Kaufman
2:40 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
R. U. Man Enough Ray Stiles, Rob Davis,
Barry Dunning
3:35 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
Rico Dave Hacker,
Dave Heap,
Keith Wilford
3:51 Freddy Cannon, Mark Robbins ? 1980 A-side of Make a Buck, (released under the name Ring)
Right Between The Eyes Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:03 Mud As you like it 1979
Rocket Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 4:06 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 A-side of The Ladies
Run Don't Walk Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 2:06 Mud Rock On / As You Like It 1978 B-side of Why Do Fools Fall In Love/Book of Love
Running Bear J. P. Richardson 4:19 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974
Save the Last Dance for Me Doc Pomus,
Mort Shuman
3:09 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Sealed with a Kiss Peter Udell,
Gary Geld
3:00 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
See You Later, Alligator
(medley version)
Robert Guidry 2:30 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
Sha-La-La-La-Lee
(medley version)
Kenny Lynch
Mort Shuman
1:37 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "Do you love me"
Shake it Down Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:50 Pip Williams Mudpack 1976 A-side of Laugh Live Love
Shake, Rattle and Roll/
See You Later Alligator (Medley)
Charles E. Calhoun a.k.a. Jesse Stone
---------
Robert Guidry
3:59 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1975 B-side of One Night
Shake, Rattle and Roll /
(medley version)
Charles E. Calhoun a.k.a. Jesse Stone 1:29 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "See You Later, Alligator"
Shakin' All Over Frederick Heath a.k.a Johnny Kidd,
Guy Robinson
2:57 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Shangri-La M. Antony 2:46 unknown The Singles '67 ● '78 1969 A-side of House on the Hill
(She Got) The Devil In Her Eyes John Goodison 2:36 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
She Wears Red Feathers Bob Merrill 3:12 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Show Me You're A Woman
(single version) [4]
Phil Wainman,
John Goodison
4:07 Phil Wainman ? 1975 A-side of Don't You Know
Show Me You're A Woman
(album version)
Phil Wainman,
John Goodison
4:30 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975
Slow Talking Boy Kangos,
Leroy
4:11 Pip Williams Rock On 1977 A-side of Let Me Out
So Fine Johnny Otis 3:35 Mud As you like it 1979
Still Watching The Clock Gray, Mount, Davis, Stiles 2:47 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman The Singles '67 ● '78 1975 B-side of The Secrets That You Keep
Sweet And Sour Lady Pip Williams,
Peter Hutchins
3:28 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Taking the Easy Way Out Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:00 John Sinclair ? 1979 B-side of Drop Everything and Run
Tallahassee Lassie Bob Crewe,
Frank Slay,
Frederick Picariello
3:19 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975
The Cat Crept In Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:58 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud's Greatest Hits 1974 A-side of Morning
The Cat Crept In
(medley version)
Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 1:20 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "Dyna-mite" and "Tiger feet"
The End of the World Arthur Kent,
Sylvia Dee
4:02 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974
The Hippy Hippy Shake Chan Romero 2:31 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974
The Ladies Gray, Mount, Stiles, Davies 3:44 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (CD) 1974 B-side of Rocket
The Latter Days Rob Davis 2:16 Mike Smith The Singles '67 ● '78 1968 B-side of Up the Airy Mountain
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes Benjamin Weisman,
Dorothy Wayne,
Marilyn Garrett
2:42 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
The Secrets That You Keep Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:11 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975 A-side of Still Watching The Clock
Tiger Feet Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:50 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud's Greatest Hits 1974 A-side of Mr. Bagatelle
Tiger Feet
(medley version)
Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 2:25 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (LP) 1974 together with "Dyna-mite" and "The Cat Crept In"
(Till) I Kissed You Don Everly 2:27 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Time and Again Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:09 Pip Williams Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1976 B-side of Nite on the Tiles
Tobacco Road John D. Loudermilk 3:27 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock Volume 2 1975
Too Much Of Nothing Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:53 Mud Rock On 1978
Touchdown Randall 3:21 Mud As you like it 1979
Under the Boardwalk Kenny Young,
Arthur Resnick
3:46 unknown Mud featuring Les Gray 1982
Under the Moon of Love Curtis Lee,
Tommy Boyce
4:00 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1976 B-side of Beating Around the Bush
Up the Airy Mountain Rob Davis 2:29 Mike Smith The Singles '67 ● '78 1968 A-side of "The Latter Days
Use Your Imagination Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 4:54 Phil Wainman ? 1975
Use Your Immagination
(single version) [5]
Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:50 Phil Wainman Use Your Imagination 1975 A-side of My Love Is Your Love
Vambo Rools Pip Williams,
Peter Hutchins
4:05 Pip Williams It's Better Than Working 1976
Walk Right Back Sonny Curtis 3:05 Mud Rock On 1978
Watching the Clock Dum=Mud 2:07 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Mud Rock (CD) 1974 B-side of In the Mood, (Dum)
B-side of Oh Boy (Mud)
We've Got To Know Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:20 Mud Off The Rak - The Singles 1975-79 1978 B-side of Cut Across Shorty
Who You Gonna Love Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:47 Mud and Mike Hurst Rock On 1978
Why Do Fools Fall In Love/
Book of Love
Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant
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Warren Davis, George Malone, Charles Patrick
1:20
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1:37
2:57
Mud As you like it 1978 A-side of Run Don't Walk
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
(medley version)
Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant 1:20 Mud As you like it 1978 A-side of Run Don't Walk
Won't Let (It) Go Rob Davis, Dave Mount,
Carpenter
2:50 City Hall Ltd. The Singles '67 ● '78 1970 B-side of Jumping Jehosaphat
You'll Like It Ray Stiles, Rob Davis 3:00 Mud As you like it 1979 A-side of Can't Stop
You're My Mother Rob Davis 2:30 Mike Smith The Singles '67 ● '78 1967 B-side of Flower Power

Instrumental songsEdit

  • Greacian Lament
  • In the mood
  • Run Don't Walk
  • Still Watching The Clock
  • Watching The Clock

Mud songs covered by othersEdit

Song Writer(s) First artist Name Album Year Other
Crazy Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Markku Aro Jestas sentään (Finnish) Niin Käy Kun Rakastuu 1973
Drop Everything And Run Mike Vernon, Pete Wingfield, Graham Foster Dr. Feelgood Drop Everything And Run Let It Roll 1979
Dyna-mite Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Blue Jerry & The Band Dynamite This Is Blue Jerry And (The Band) Anno 1975 1975
Jumping Jehosaphat Mitch Murray, Peter Callander Allondee Jumping Jehosaphat 1970
Lonely This Christmas Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman John Holt Lonely This Christmas The Reggae Christmas Hits Album 1986
Rocket Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Dominik Rocket 1974
Show Me You're A Woman John Goodison, Phil Wainman Piece Of Cake Show Me You're A Woman 1998
Slow Talking Boy Kangos,
Leroy
Richard Essex Das Mädchen trägt Jeans (German) 1977
Tiger Feet Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Coconuts Von dir zu mir (German) 1974

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