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Mud Sunderland Locarno 1974

Mud Sunderland Locarno 1974
mudprog My entry today is a very guilty pleasure, so please accept my apologies up front. My excuse is that, at the time, I was in the habit of going to the local Mecca every Friday night, and one Friday Mud were playing. To be honest, I am not even sure it was a pleasure :), but I have to admit it was a bit of fun. Mud were on the crest of a wave of success at the time having just hit No 1 in the UK charts with “Tiger Feet”. ┬áTheir new release was “The Cat Crept In”. They were to hit the top spot again later that year with “Lonely This Christmas”. To be honest my only memory of the evening was them playing “Tiger Feet”, and everyone doing the crazy dance that they used to do. The line-up of Mud was Les Gray on vocals, Rob Davis on guitar and big crazy earrings, Ray Stiles on bass, and Dave Mount on drums. Les Gray and Dave Mount are both sadly no longer with us. I have seen Ray Stiles several times since, as he has for many years now been the bass player in the Hollies. Rob Davis has gone on to be a very successful song writer, writing dance tunes for Kylie and others. The tour was entitled “Mud on the Road”! and, according to the programme, support came from Sweet Sensation and Ferret. Sweet Sensation went on to have their own Uk No 1 “Sad Sweet Dreamer”, which also topped the charts in 1974.