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Fuel Club, Cardiff 17 April 2010
ago Tigertailz released 'Berzerk' on the Music For Nations label.
An album that broke into the UK top 40 for the Welsh glamsters but
failed to ignite other parts of the world. Which is a shame, but
back then you weren't considered a cool rock band unless you got tanned
up on the Sunset Strip or frequented the Whiskey A Go-Go. For our boys
from the valleys, this was not to be but London became their second home
often seen partying at the Marquee Club, Intrepid Fox and the St Moritz.
vivid memory of those wonderful days was bumping into Tailz bassist
Pepsi Tate. A man who had glam rock etched into his heart, a man with no
ego ,a party loving creature with more peroxide on his hair than you'll
find on the shelves of Boots, often followed by an endless line of
Tate passed away in 2007 and tonight is a celebration of his life and in
aid of a charity called Amser Justin Time, to raise awareness and money
for those who suffer from pancreatic cancer in the hope of saving lives.
Fans had travelled from all over the British Isles for this special show
which was being recorded for a future live album. Once again the
band were to perform the 'Berzerk' album in it's entirety. A winning
formula first done at a fantastic evening at the Borderline in London
Tigertailz are introducing us to the new permanent bass player Sarah
Firebrand who will be making her live debut with the band.
Rock Club is packed to the rafters and it's the first time a rock band
has performed here. The gig takes place on the dancefloor and
there is no stage as such which means those standing at the back can't
see a thing except for the spiky hair of Jay Pepper and Kim Hooker
bopping up and down to the rhythm of the music.
atmosphere is electric and 'Sick Sex' and the infectious 'Love Bomb
Baby' quickly fly by. Kim Hooker makes a speech about how the band
couldn't really replace Pepsi with another man, so after watching Spit
Like This, who have a female bassist in Vikki Spit, the band decided to
follow suit and bring in Sarah Firebrand who looked cool in her 50's
gave some funky chugging riffs to 'I Can Fight Dirty Too'. 'Noise Level
Critical' raised our voices and 'Heaven' was arm waving time with a song
that reminds me of Alice Cooper's 'Only Women Bleed' in places.
was more of the usual fun that one now expects at a Tigertailz show.
'Crazy Horses', the Osmond classic raced by. From the last album
''Thrill Pistol' came 'Natural Born Animal' which reminded us the band
are still capable of writing some killer tunes. 'Wazbones' and a
trashing version of Motorhead's 'Ace Of Spades' left us all demolished.
was by no means over as Classic Rock magazine's very own Phil Wilding
kept the dancefloor busy with some of the best glamtastic rock sounds as
if grunge had never happened. Tigertailz came out and mingled and
partied throughout the night until the early hours. A classic
Set List :
Sick Sex / Love Bomb Baby / I Can Fight Dirty Too / Noise Level Critical
/ Heaven / Love Overload / Action City / Twist And Shake / Squeeze It
Dry / Call Of The Wild ...encores .. Crazy Horses / Natural Born Animal
/ Wazbones / Ace Of Spades
Review by Mark Taylor
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