Mud – Tiger Feet (1974)

Written by on 20 March 2021

Tiger Feet is a popular song by the English glam rock band Mud, released in January 1974. Written and produced by the songwriting team of Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, it was the first of three number No. 1 single for the band, in the UK Singles Chart. followed later that year by “Oh Boy!” and “Lonely This Christmas”.

The band appeared on Top of the Pops wearing tiger slippers.

Co-writer and producer Mike Chapman credited bassist Ray Stiles with a particularly memorable bass lick which helped fuel the success of the record.

According to his son, Calvin Hayes, Mickie Most added the song to RAK records’ line up on the basis of the title alone.

The single was released on the 7-inch vinyl record format by the RAK music label. The B-side of the single is Mr Bagatelle.

“Tiger Feet” was featured as part of a medley on Mud’s album Mud Rock, which reached number No. 8 in the UK Albums Chart.

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