One of my wishes for 2011 is to see Tigertailz live. I suppose a live album is the next best thing...but I want both! Maybe I'll add the live disc to the my Christmas list. Possibilities...
Here's a press release:
Legendary Welsh rabble rousers Tigertailz are back with their first new album release for three years! December 6 sees the launch of no-holds-barred live album Bezerk Live – Burnin’ Fuel through TT Records, with global distribution through Cargo to follow in January. Get ready to hear the rejuvenated band going hell for leather as they mark the 20th anniversary of breakthrough album Bezerk.
The early part of 2010 saw the band revisit the crazy days of 1990, playing the entire album in sequence, plus one or two surprises for the faithful. The resulting live album, recorded in Cardiff, Newcastle and Stockholm, is a two-pronged return, something that will both cement Tigertailz’ place in ‘glam metal’ history, and act as a springboard for the band’s future. It celebrates both the old – classics such as "Love Bomb Baby," "Heaven," "Noise Level Critical" and "Sick Sex" – along with the new, heavier twist that the more musically evolved band of today inevitably bring to the music.
This 12-song live set also gets to the flaming heart of how Tigertailz originally envisaged the songs on Bezerk – before studios and record companies took their pound of flesh. That said; the birth of Bezerk Live – Burnin’ Fuel wasn’t always straightforward, as front man Kim Hooker explains:
“We wanted to do something for the 20th anniversary of Bezerk, but in our infinite ignorance we thought we could record a gig and just put it out. Our longtime friend and producer Tim Lewis reminded us that any live album must stand up to repeated listening – no one ever puts out such an album without spit and polish. So, we’ve worked extra hard on getting this band’s live sound to shine through.”
Capturing their unique brand of intensity – the clash of melody and mayhem that defines any Tigertailz show – is a tall order. That’s why Lewis and Tigertailz took their time to get things right, ensuring that the live vibe, the spark, and the rage for perfection shone through in every track. They wanted, as Kim says, to “bring you the best possible live headbanging experience.”
“The album sounds fantastic,” he enthuses. “The songs leap out at you, just like we always wanted them to. You’ll be amazed at how exciting these songs sound in 2010. We were inspired by albums like Kiss Alive and Judas Priest’s Unleashed In The East. What we’ve created is the nearest thing you can get to a Tigertailz concert in your front room!”
Thursday, December 2 – Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn
Thursday, December 16 – The Scala, King’s Cross, London
Sunday, April 3 – Estragon, Bologna