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4.6 out of 5 stars
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on 25 February 2009
As a boy of 10 I could not wait for Muds first album, Mud Rock. Mud had created a very distinctive sound of their own cultivated from their first five singles. Although the first 2 were only minor hits they were nevertheless brilliant 70s glam rock compositions. Alas, after this, perhaps influenced by the rock'n'roll revival in the UK at the time they took on an pseudo Elvis sound that eventually became their trademark. Therefore, by the time of this release, their first 2 singles had been omitted & the other 3, including the glam classic Tiger Feet were only left on as a medley. They had rejected the Chinn/Chapman compositions that had made them successful in favour of rocknroll covers. Nevertheless the first album retains a party-type feel throughtout with some excellent covers, in particular, Running Bear, the reggae-influenced Bye Bye Johnny & Blue Moon. By the time the 2nd album arrived the Elvis sound had taken over completely, even on their singles & although it was a more polished sound than the first, their original distinctive sound had long disappeared. This album does have some good moments, Oh Boy & Tallahassie Lassie stand out, but to have an idea of the real Mud you are better off purchasing albums like Mud As Bs & Rarities.
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on 21 February 2005
great to get a hold of these two great lost treasures of good time rock n roll on cd,i still have the old records with thousands of scratches on them.mud rock 1 for me was the best of the two as it is a little heavier, listen to the hippy hippy shake its really mean with the underated rob davies on guitar,it could have been any of those 70s rock guitar heroes like mick ronson or paul kossof playing on that one, you wouldnt know the difference.in the mood just gets you to boogie and blue moon awesome.mud rock 2 has a lot of good moments one night and tabacco road and living doll,les gray is was and always will be remembered as a great frontman but also off stage a pure gem of a guy,ray stiles now plays with hollies and dave mount (drums)has his own buisness,rob davies writes for kylie etc,and sadly les is gone. hope they release its better than working on cd as you will find out how good mud were at writing theyre owm songs.god bless em.brian ovens
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on 13 January 2015
Ah those Mud Rockers. Yes it's essentially a covers set but they pick some good ones, especially on the first album which is a cracker. All feels a little hollow on Mud Rock II, perhaps because I believe this was their last album with Chinn and Chapman as they had signed to Private Stock, this being their obligation to fulfil. Still the singles are good, as is 'Tallahassee Lassie' and 'Tobacco Road, a horn filled quite raunchy version. Nice one Guys
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on 19 February 2016
As good as I rem,amber them. One of the reasons I went on to love the Sex Pistols was Steve Jones guitar sound was so like Rob Davies'. There's nothing like a churning Les Paul. Great fun. Let's have a Mud revival!
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on 28 July 2017
Took me back to my youth. Tiger feet gets me dancing (badly) and I enjoy Les Gray's Elvis impersonation on several tracks.
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on 5 December 2016
Legendary glam rock band from 70's
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on 20 September 2013
Always liked Mud and was entertainede by Jeffrey on these Albums and decided that I wanted them on CD for the memories
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on 30 December 2015
Very glad to have these 2 beautiful albums on CD. Very good music and sound. When these two albums are released remastered I shall buy them immediately.
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on 21 March 2015
Well worth the money
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on 21 October 2016
Ideal
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