Mud Rock

Mud Rock

by Mud
     
 

Mud's debut album is one of those records that truly sums up a time and a place -- in this instance, England in 1974, as glam rock flirted increasingly gregariously with a similarly ongoing rock & roll revival. It was a period, after all, in which Bill Haley returned to the Top 20, Showaddywaddy wasSee more details below

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Mud's debut album is one of those records that truly sums up a time and a place -- in this instance, England in 1974, as glam rock flirted increasingly gregariously with a similarly ongoing rock & roll revival. It was a period, after all, in which Bill Haley returned to the Top 20, Showaddywaddy was threatening to dominate it, and Mud itself had been launching some remarkably convincing Elvis impersonations into the upper echelons of the chart. Mud's producers and songwriters, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, certainly encouraged their charges' retro pretensions, conceiving both Mud Rock and its successor, Mud Rock, Vol. 2, as all-out party albums, with the band the greatest jukebox in the land. Their own hits are slashed through by vintage covers, while the studio itself was transformed into a dance floor, with Chapman recording the sound of the revelers as a constant background to the music itself. It was, at the time, a frightfully effective device, one that transformed what otherwise might have been a competent selection of hits and covers into one of the wildest nights the town had ever seen. Musically, the critics were unanimous, Mud Rock offered little you'd never heard before, and nothing you weren't expecting. But the mood, the enthusiasm, and the excitement of the record are irresistible regardless.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
Label:
Glam / 7t's
UPC:
5013929051720
catalogNumber:
2905172

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mud   Primary Artist
Rob Davis   Guitar,Vocals
Gray   Vocals
Dave Mount   Drums,Vocals
Ray Stiles   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Chris Blair   Cut
Nicky Chinn   Composer,Producer
Peter Coleman   Engineer
Joe Garland   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Chan Romero   Composer
Mike Chapman   Producer
Gered Mankowitz   Cover Photo
M. Wilson   Inspiration
Phil Hendriks   Liner Notes
H. Wilson   Inspiration
Guidry   Composer
Stiles   Composer
M. Chapman   Composer

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