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Tygers, The - 2010 Second Album

ARTIST: Tygers, The
ALBUM: Second Album
LABEL: Fairtone Records
YEAR: 2010
SPONSOR: Glass Onyon PR


LINEUP: Lanny Hale - vocals, guitars * Tony Dancy - vocals, guitars, keyboards * Craig Fairchild - vocals, piano, B3

TRACK LISTING: 01 How Long Does It Take * 02 Voo Doo * 03 Scottsdale Blues * 04 Girl Like You * 05 You Know Where To Reach Me * 06 Night Walker * 07 Just Enough Time * 08 Never Too Late * 09 Step By Step * 10 Maya


WEBLINKS: www.thetygers.com

Chances are, many of you (the GLORY-DAZE readership) will have never heard of The Tygers. Unless you were living in the Milwaukee scene and had an intimate knowledge of the historical backdrop of that fair city. You see, The Tygers go way back into time, the 60's in fact, and though releasing one prior album (circa 1968), it's their 'Second Album' that is of interest to us in the here and now. Nearly forty years on, The Tygers have been rediscovered like some rare prehistoric creature (Sabre tooth perhaps), and many classic rock supporters are finding out that this lot aren't toothless after all! The band model their sound on the rich harmony vocals from the 60's and 70's a la Crosby Stills And Nash and Poco, some down country rockin' that Credence Clearwater Revival wouldn't be ashamed to own, plus the godfathers of 60's pop - The Beatles. In the case of The Tygers (their membership now into their mid 50's), they couldn't keep the enthusiasm for their teenage band caged in memories forever. Though time and circumstances cast these Milwaukee youngsters to the wind many years ago, it seems appropriate in this bereft era of quality classic (perhaps vintage) rock that The Tygers come prowling back onto the scene with a point to prove, particularly to regional Wisconsin and Midwest audiences.

The Songs
'Second Album' is an easy on the ear set of tunes, and carries a remarkably varied assembly of ideas. For those of you into old vintage country/folk, 'How Long Does It Take' will appeal greatly. The pedal steel has been provided by Kenny Knoll, a well known player in the industry. There are some gorgeous vocal harmonies here. CCR fans should take umberance at the riff from 'Green River' being stitched into 'Voo Doo', it's all good though. The 50's flavour of 'Girl Like You' shuffles along nicely, combined with the obligatory hand claps and horn work, this is straight out of the Americana history book. 'You Know Where To Reach Me' is a somber ballad, which sits nicely in the sixties pop style, while 'Night Walker' brings us back to the present day, a sassy blues based rocker with modern contemporary influences. So too 'Just Enough Time', which touches on the style that a band like The Hollies are presently doing. 'Maya' has a Mexican flavour, the vista like qualities would have these boys singing this one out on the range under a starry sky.

In Summary
Admittedly, not an album that will find a home among this readership I suspect, but we are all about glory days music, so in that context, The Tygers are an appropriate fit. Classic/vintage rock/pop fans looking for something a little bit different should be encouraged to check out these Milwaukee boys. The album is available around the usual retail spots (Amazon, CD Universe, Rhapsody, iTunes, CD Baby etc).

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