Mud

Tiger Feet

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Mud's first British chart-topper, in early 1974, remains their best-loved and best-remembered hit, a riot of excitement, energy, and utterly idiotic dancing which set the whole country frantically bopping round their living rooms to the most explosive chorus of the age -- "that's neat, that's neat, that's neat, that's neat/I really love your tiger feet."

"This song is like my pension!" singer Les Gray recalled years later, before adding that, when he first heard it, "I wasn't sure if this would be a hit." Not until the band got it into the studio and began messing around with the arrangement was he swayed by its charm, but even then "we never realized it would be quite so huge."

Co-writer Mike Chapman agreed that it was the band's input that was vital to the song's success. "One of the most interesting parts of it is a lick that was played on the bass, which Ray Stiles, the bass player, came up with." And, by the time the session was finished, "it was one of those records that you knew was going to be a number one as soon as you listened to it."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Let's Have a Party: The Best of Mud 1990
Mud
EMI Music Distribution 3:52
Stardust: Glam, Vol. 1 1994
Various Artists
Stardust Records 3:51
Ultimate Party Album 1994
Various Artists
Import
The Gold Collection 1996
Mud
EMI Music Distribution 0:00
1974: 20 Original Chart Hits 1997
Various Artists
A Time To Remember 3:51
The Singles '67-'78 1997
Mud
Repertoire 3:52
The Very Best of Mud 1998
Mud
EMI / Parlophone / Warner Music 3:50
The Best Glam Rock Album in the World Ever 1998
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:50
The Story of Mud 1998
Mud
Digimode Entertainment 3:45
The Best Party Megamix in the World Ever 1999
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:44
40 Hits: 1970-1974 1999
Various Artists
Millennium Hits (Netherlands) 3:50
Non-Stop 70's Party 1999
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution / DJ Specialist 3:28
Millennium Box Set 1999
Various Artists
Disky 3:51
Wow That Was the 70's 1999
Various Artists
Disky Communications 3:52
The Greatest 70's Album of All Time, Pt. 1 2000
Various Artists
Dressed To Kill 3:45
Glitter Rock 2000
Various Artists
Best Music International 3:50
Hits at Planet Earth 2000
Various Artists
Planet Earth Recordings 3:51
Best of the 70's 2000
Mud
Disky 3:51
Greatest Hits of the 70's [Disky Box] 2000
Various Artists
Disky 3:52
No Image 2001
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:51
Complete Collection 2001
Various Artists
Disky 3:52
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Simply The Best (Netherlands)
Keep on Dancing: 20 Smashes of the Seventies 2001
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:49
70's Pop Generation: Dancing in the City 2002
Various Artists
Simply The Best (Netherlands) 3:50
Singles 2002
Mud
BR Music 3:52
Party! Party! 2002
Various Artists
Repertoire 3:51
1970s Skool Days 2003
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:50
New Hooked on Number Ones Experience 2003
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 1:42
Stars on 45 [K-Tel] 2003
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:51
A's, B's and Rarities 2005
Mud
EMI / EMI Music Distribution 3:52
Glam Greats: 20 Seventies Stompers 2005
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:50
Top of the Pops 1974 2007
Various Artists
EMI 3:50
Playlist: 70's Pop 2008
Various Artists
EMD Int'l 3:50
This Is 1974 2008
Various Artists
EMD Int'l 3:53
Original Hits: 70s 2009
Various Artists
EMI / EMI Music Distribution 3:51
Jackie: The Party Album 2010
Various Artists
EMI / EMI Music Distribution 3:49
100 Hits: New Years Eve Party 2011
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:48
70s Summer Party 2011
Various Artists
EMI / EMI Gold 3:50
70s: The Collection 2012
Various Artists
Rhino 0:00
100 Greatest Number Ones
Various Artists
Rhino 3:53
100 Greatest Summer Songs
Various Artists
Rhino 3:53
15 Classic Tracks: Mud
Mud
Parlophone / Warner Music 3:50
70 Hits of the '70s [Rhino]
Various Artists
Rhino
No Image
Various Artists
EMI / Mixed Repertoire 3:53
Born and Raised in the 70s
Various Artists
Rhino 3:53
Greatest Hits
Mud
EMI Music Distribution
Hits Of The 70s [2019]
Various Artists
Rhino 3:53
Massive Hits!: Number 1s
Various Artists
EMI 3:50