Tigertailz Dig Into The Vaults For ‘Lost Reelz’ Album
March 4, 2015
Tigertailz have released a new project of old demos and unreleased recordings entitled ‘Lost Reelz’ via FnA Records — available for purchase at fnarecords.net.
The 18 track album has no shortage of never-before-heard recordings that pack a punch and will titillate any Tigertailz fan. Despite the fact that these unreleased recordings are demos, the sound quality is impeccable.
Tigertailz hail from Cardiff Wales in the UK and may already have the distinction of being the only UK band to share in some of the success of hairspray heavies like Motley Crue, L.A Guns, W.A.S.P., and Poison. They achieved it by being unique, by not following others and by doing it their way. Extremity in everything — in music, in image, in art, in life…
Tigertailz got their start with ‘Young & Crazy’ in 1987, which eventually channeled into the bands highly successful sophomore effort ‘Bezerk’. ‘Bezerk’ saw the band releasing multiple singles and heading out to play major markets and festivals. It’s at about this point, in 1994, that a lot of the songs from ‘Lost Reelz’ were demoed. Some of the songs morphed into other songs, while others were either lost or put away for a later day.
On ‘Lost Reelz’, the listener hears a new side of Tigertailz as bassist Pepsi Tate was being heavily influenced by the Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails sound. This is most evident on songs like “Long Live The New Flesh”, “Twisted”, and “Falling Down”. The song “Hold Your Horses” was a track recorded for Tigertailz ‘Thrill Pistol’ album, but was later pulled as it didn’t fit the mold. Some of the tracks like “Get Real”, “Daggerz”, and “In For The Kill” were recorded in 2005 when the band reformed. Additionally, the album leads off with a mesmerizing rendition of the Welsh National Anthem performed by guitarist Jay Pepper. Lastly, a brand new 2014 track entitled “FNA” was written and recorded specifically for the ‘Lost Reelz’ project . “FNA” harkens back, capturing the late ’80s/early ’90s vibe that Tigertailz is known for.
Don’t let the ‘new sound’ of the tunes on ‘Lost Reelz’ scare you off — this is a pure Tigertailz album through and through, and you hear a band that is growing and changing while maintaining their uniqueness.
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