« To the Extreme | Main | Remember Southgang? »

Bengal Tigers

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments

bengaltigers.jpgMy good friend Christian Graus recently air mailed me a lovely care package from Australia. It included many bags of Caramello koalas (!) plus some music, including  Bengal Tigers Panic Clinic. The EP has six tracks:


Do It!
On the Leash
To the East
Body Heat
Evil Hour
On the Leash (extended)


Melbourne-based Bengal Tigers are classic heavy Metal in the vein of AC/DC or Judas Priest.


They've released seven albums over a very sporadic career and with many different members.


The Panic Clinic album is pretty good, if not uneven. The tracks are true to their form: straight up Metal with glam touches. If you're not familiar with Bengal Tigers, I'm not surprised. There is very little information about the band on the Internet...and American music fans may find it hard to track down the releases. Still, if you come across a Bengal Tigers album in a used bin, pick it up - you won't be sorry!


Give this song a listen: Bengal Tigers "Break & Bend"



 

Reader Comments (11)

Yeah! Bengal Tigers!

Christian, I wasn't aware that you were an Aussie, mate! My wife is from Adelaide so as soon as I saw Allyson got some Carmello Koala my mouth started watering! I'm stoked that there's another glam rock fan down under! Cheers!

Allyson, remember to put the Koalas in the fridge!
January 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Hello all,

I am sure you are wondering why a 15 year old girl knows so much about a famous but a long time ago band, but it just so happens that the drummer, Mike Egan, is my father. The band members including singer Gordan Heald, guitarist Barney Fakhouri and bass player Steve Tyler have all joined Mike at his home to play once more. We (the families) are all hoping that the band will make a big comeback just like the beatles!! Rock on Bengal Tigers!!
September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia Egan
Hi,

Pain Clinic was actually a 5 track EP released in 1995. This was followed by the album In The Blood in 1999. I played guitar on both the EP and and album. I have just posted some video footage of my stint with the band at the Richmond Tavern in 1995. Songs include Break and Bend, Evil Hour and Nailed to the Gun (Fight). Check out my stuff www.myspace.com/stonecutters-kpb I think copies of the EP and album are still available if interested email me (at my myspace site)

Cheers

Keith Peter-Budge
January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Peter-Budge
Hi Im Cassie Heald, Gordon Healds wife, I am trying to track down Jamie Power bass player from Bengals if anyone kows his whereabouts can you please email me at cassieheald@hotmail.com cheers, by the way Gordon is singing better than ever, the Bengal Tigers are sounding fantastic
September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercassie heald
Hi cassie here, gordon healds wife, Bengals are back, come see them rock it out at Central Club Hotel 293 Swan St Richmond this Saturday night 11-12-10
December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassie heald
Hi Cassie and Gordon,
I lived down the road from Gordon, we use to hang out at The Basin, Mark heald was in my grade at school, so pleased to hear he is still doing well.
I ran into you and Gordon early last year in Croydon, at the butchers, you had just purchased land in Montrose, Hope all is going well for you both.
take care sharon
January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersharon salsbury (Ballard)
Hey all Heavy Metal,Hard Rock,Glam and Sleaze fans.Bengal Tigers are playing at Guruland studios 'Voodoo Lounge'17 Carinish Rd South Oakleigh Sat March 24. These guys are the real thing and are a 'must see'.Luv 2 all,Candy X
February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCandy Samples
I'm currently looking to track down all members of the Tigers as lm putting together various stories/history of Melbourne HM bands. Actually can lay claim to hearing the Tigers many times in rehearsal mode in the early days in a Purches St garage and even was a roadie on a few occasions at venues like Manhattan and Seaview Ballromm as l was underage at the time. My connection drummer Mick Egan was my next door neighbour for many many years. So anyone who can assist me on my quest please email. Cheers Dave
April 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Bullock
BENGALS ARE BACK LOUDER THAN EVER, PLAYING CENTRAL CLUB HOTEL SAT NOV 9TH 2013....... SEE YA ALL THERE
October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Allen
I'm currently looking to track down all members of the Tigers as lm putting together various stories/history of Melbourne HM bands. Actually can lay claim to hearing the Tigers many times in rehearsal mode in the early days in a Purches St garage and even was a roadie on a few occasions at venues like Manhattan and Seaview Ballromm as l was underage at the time. My connection drummer Mick Egan was my next door neighbour for many many years. So anyone who can assist me on my quest please email. Cheers Dave

You can contact me at dbullock@woolworths.com.au
January 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Bullock

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.