The Singles '67-'78

The Singles '67-'78

by Mud


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Although countless Mud compilations have been released over the years, none of them managed to cover every phase of the group's career. This was remedied in 1997 with the release of The Singles '67-'78. This overwhelmingly generous collection spans two discs and includes the A- and B-sides of each single the group released. Of course, the most impressive tracks are the hits from the group's stint at RAK Records: the combination of pop hooks and guitar firepower utilized for stomping glam classics like "Tiger Feet" and "Dynamite" still sound fresh and exciting today. However, this set also unearths some surprisingly good tracks from the group's oft-overlooked periods at Private Stock and RCA Records: "L'L'Lucy" is a full-throttle rock tune built on a smile-inducing vocal stutter hook and the languid yet catchy "Slow Talking Boy" is unlike anything else in the Mud catalog. Unfortunately, this generous array of material means the listener has to sit through more than one dud along the way, like the pleasant but inconsequential covers of "Lean on Me" and "Drift Away." Even hardcore Mud fans may be tempted to scan through filler tracks like these. That said, The Singles '67-'78 remains the definitive way for any glam fan to explore the full history of this underrated group and it further enhances its value with a nice set of liner notes that include track-by-track commentary from lead vocalist Les Gray. Casual listeners will probably be better off with a single-disc compilation, but The Singles '67-'78 is the collection of choice for Mud enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2002
Label: Repertoire
UPC: 4009910465721
catalogNumber: 4657
Rank: 42088

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mud   Primary Artist
Rob Davis   Guitar
Gray   Vocals
Dave Mount   Drums

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Buddy Knox   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Lionel Bart   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Chip Davis   Composer
Peter Callander   Composer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Joe Garland   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Mentor Williams   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer
Gered Mankowitz   Cover Photo
Bill Tilghman   Composer
Chinn & Chapman   Composer
Sonny West   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Chris Welch   Liner Notes

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