Tiger Army (album)

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Tiger Army
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Studio album by Tiger Army
Released October 26, 1999
Recorded Art of Ears, Hayward, California; Bloodclot Studios and 1014 North Vine Studios, Los Angeles, California in January 1999
Genre Psychobilly, punk rock
Length32:38
Label Hellcat Records
Producer Nick 13
Tiger Army chronology
Temptation EP
(1997)
Tiger Army
(1999)
Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite
(2001)
Professional ratings
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Tiger Army is the first full-length release by California psychobilly band Tiger Army, released on October 26, 1999. [2] The band had previously recorded a vinyl EP (the Temptation EP) in 1996, and came to the attention of Tim Armstrong, the owner of Hellcat Records. Armstrong contacted Tiger Army's lead singer, Nick 13, interested in the band recording an album. Although Nick 13 did not initially have a confirmed line-up for the band, the studio line-up consisted of Nick 13, drummer Adam Carson (borrowed from AFI) and bassist Rob Peltier, from The Quakes.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Psychobilly musical genre; sub genre of rockabilly

Psychobilly is a rock music fusion genre that mixes elements of rockabilly and punk rock. TheFreeDictionary.com defines it as "loud frantic rockabilly music", while according to About.com it "takes the traditional countrified rock style known as rockabilly, ramp[ing] up its speed to a sweaty pace, and combin[ing] it with punk rock and imagery lifted from horror films and late-night sci-fi schlock,...[creating a] gritty honky tonk punk rock." Dark imagery is also central to an offshoot of psychobilly known as gothabilly.

Tiger Army

Tiger Army is an American psychobilly band based in Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1996 in Berkeley, California, and its only constant member and lead songwriter is singer/guitarist Nick 13. The band has released five studio albums and one EP.

Contents

The album cover is based on a poster for the 1932 Frank Buck B-movie Bring 'Em Back Alive .

Frank Buck (animal collector) American hunter, animal collector, actor and author

Frank Howard Buck was an American hunter, animal collector, and author, as well as a film actor, director, and producer. Beginning in the 1910s he made many expeditions into Asia for the purpose of hunting and collecting exotic animals, bringing over 100,000 live specimens back to the United States and elsewhere for zoos and circuses and earning a reputation as an adventurer. He co-authored seven books chronicling or based on his expeditions, beginning with 1930's Bring 'Em Back Alive, which became a bestseller. Between 1932 and 1943 he starred in seven adventure films based on his exploits, most of which featured staged "fights to the death" with various wild beasts. He was also briefly a director of the San Diego Zoo, displayed wild animals at the 1933–34 Century of Progress exhibition and 1939 New York World's Fair, toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and co-authored an autobiography, 1941's All in a Lifetime. The Frank Buck Zoo in Buck's hometown of Gainesville, Texas is named after him.

<i>Bring Em Back Alive</i> (film) 1932 film by Clyde E. Elliott

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Guest appearances

Davey Havok American singer

David Paden Marchand, known professionally as Davey Havok, is the lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI, the electronic music band Blaqk Audio, hardcore band XTRMST, and new wave band Dreamcar.

AFI (band) American punk rock band

AFI is an American rock band from Ukiah, California, formed in 1991. The band has had the same lineup since 1998: lead vocalist Davey Havok, drummer and backing vocalist Adam Carson, with bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget, who both play keyboard and contribute programming and backing vocals. Of the current lineup, Havok and Carson are the two remaining original members.

Tim Armstrong American musician, songwriter, artist, director, poet, record producer and label owner

Timothy Ross Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known as the singer/guitarist for the punk rock band Rancid and hip hop/punk rock supergroup Transplants. Prior to forming Rancid, Armstrong was in the influential ska punk band Operation Ivy. In 1997, along with Brett Gurewitz of the band Bad Religion and owner of Epitaph Records, Armstrong founded Hellcat Records. In 2012, through his website, Armstrong started releasing music that influenced him, along with stripped-down cover songs of his own work under the name Tim Timebomb. He has released at least one song per week since late 2012. Armstrong is also a songwriter for other artists. Armstrong won a Grammy Award for his work with Jimmy Cliff and Pink, and has also worked with Joe Walsh.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Nick 13, except where noted.

Nick 13 American musician

Nick 13 is the lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter of psychobilly band Tiger Army as well as a solo artist in the Americana/country genre.

  1. "Prelude: Nightfall" – 1:52
  2. "Nocturnal" – 2:34
  3. "Fog Surrounds" – 2:39
  4. "True Romance" – 2:18
  5. "Devil Girl" – 1:51
  6. "Never Die" – 3:00
  7. "Moonlite Dreams" – 2:46
  8. "Trance" – 2:42
  9. "Twenty Flight Rock" – 1:34 (Eddie Cochran Cover)
  10. "Werecat" – 2:06
  11. "Outlaw Heart" – 3:59
  12. "Neobamboom" – 1:55
  13. "Last Night" – 3:22

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. http://www.tigerarmy.com/disc.html/