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TIGERTAILZ, Borderline, London 10 October 2009
There were plenty of gigs to chose from in the capital on this Saturday
night out..Over at the aircraft hangar of Wembley Arena was the
Progressive Nation tour with Dream Theater and Opeth, but the thought of
long solos and widdly keyboards getting lost in the muddy sound of that
echo chamber didn't appeal to me, nah...
There was the Cult putting on their goth eye liner one more time doing their
Love thing at the Albert Hall with once again a muddy sound, nah...Papa Roach
doing their glamed up nu-metal thing at Brixton, nah...or Amorphis at the Camden
Underworld (Don't think my ears could take it), nah... or Tigertailz at the
Borderline right next door to my favourite watering hole the Crobar here in the
West End all for the pricely sum of a tenner. Wahey! Let's party on dudes.
excuse me for giving up the chance of hearing musical par excellence, but
it's Saturday night and I want to have fun. One thing you are always
guaranteed at a 'Tailz gig is fun and the chicks are better looking too.
are performing the 1990 release 'Bezerk' in it's entirety along with some
extra odds'n'sods from that period. Playing the album in its
original sequence could have been a risky move considering that the glam
floor filler 'Love Bomb Baby' was the second song in and could've brought
this party to a premature end, but it just raised the spirits of this sold
From then on
it was noise level critical with the band and audience getting off on each
others energy. Kim Hooker and Jay Jay Pepper were running this party
and no one was going home without a smile on their face.
encores we got 'Livin' Without You' the first single release for then new
boy Hooker and from the very beginning 'Shoot To Kill' before ending the
night with some cranuim crashing 'glamtastic' versions of 'Peace
Sells..But Who's Buying?' and 'Creeping Death'
I'm sure the
career of Tigertailz would've taken a different path if 'Bezerk' had been
their debut album rather than the poorly produced debut 'Young And Crazy',
then people would've taken them more seriously.
a fantastic gig. Pepsi Tate will be in the great sky with a big wide
grin on his face.
Set list: Sick Sex / Love Bomb Baby /I Can Fight Dirty Too /Noise Level
Critical / Heaven / Love Overload / Action City / Twist & Shake / Squeeze
It Dry / Call Of The Wild.
Livin' Without You / Shoot To Kill / Murderess /Peace Sells...But Who's
Buying / Creeping Death
and photos by Mark Taylor
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