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Trouser Press Tuesday: TIGERS

July 28, 2009

TIGERS
Savage Music (A&M) 1980

So what if three of these Tigers were former members of old bands like Juicy Lucy and Van der Graaf Generator? The London fivesome sound as credible as the other ska/reggae bands that cropped up in the Specials’ wake, and more fun than most: tart lyrics delivered with good humor, catchy reggae making distinctive use of synth as lead instrument, even some energetic, pop-tinged R&B. Hardly immortal, but highly entertaining.

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