"We have made the song Voo Doo by The Tygers the unofficial official song of Salem Lake, North Carolina."
The Tygers will take the stage together for the first time in 39 years playing 4 songs from their new album and one classic. Should be an interesting 20 minutes, starting at 7:30Pm on the Main Stage at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Another great review! This time it’s from Goldmine Magazine.
“A sensibly titled sophomore set that belies the, shall we say, slight hiatus that divides it from The Tygers’ debut. It was 40 years ago that Milwaukee’s Tygers first hit vinyl, with the single “Little By Little” and the applause of Les Paul, among other things. An album followed that, but, while the band kept going, their momentum didn’t. Hence the wait.
First and foremost, this is a great album: 10 fast paced, kinda-country, faintly-folky, sorta-soft-rocky cuts that put you in mind of a host of forebears, none so much as late-period 10cc (the harmonies and bounce), with a dash of Raspberries, Steely Dan and The Beach Boys thrown in for luck.
Slinky in places (”Night Walker”), haunting in others (”Voo Doo”), “Second Album” is the kind of record that not enough people make these days; beautifully melodic and exquisitely arranged, it’s that rare breed of well-mannered pop rock that leaks out of your late-night stereo with a cocktail in its hand and all maner of things on its mind. It’s classy–ha, and when was the last time you heard an album like that?”
Dave Thompson Goldmine Magazine July 2, 2010
FLASH! It’s official! The Tygers will be opening for The Grass Roots and Three Dog Night on the Main Stage at the Wisconsin State Fair Park on August 13th at 8:00Pm. It’s going to be their CD release party!
A very astute view on the inner workings of The Tygers Second Album from Looney Tunes CD Reviews.
AN OUTSTANDING 5 STAR REVIEW from Ear Candy Magazine
“These are short and direct songs with lovely arrangements and lush vocal harmonies and if they weren’t new songs I could easily hear them alongside the classic songs on the oldies station. It is great news for all of us that The Tygers have shared this new music with us.”
BEST REVIEW YET!! 5/31/2010
“Always tongue-in-cheek but never going for pastiche, it’s one of the most adorable records of 2010.” DME Let It Rock, Israel
Check out this great series of articles on The Tygers at Forgotten Hits:
John Braheny -Author The Craft and Business of Songwriting on The Tygers Second Album
If you’re looking for music for grown-ups who loved Creedence, Steely Dan, Poco, Beatles, great harmony vocals and lyrics that particularly speak to Baby Boomers, you’ll love The Tygers – 3 veteran rockers (with extensive writing/recording credits) from the 70s who maintained their musical chops and love of playing together through raising families and having non-music careers to reunite in their late 50s to get back to doing what they all love, writing songs and playing music. This time around, the songs are about lessons learned, values lost and found, delivered with a philosophical, realistic, sometimes humorous, always well-crafted point of view. As they say in “Just Enough Time”:
“There’s just enough time to share what we’ve learned,
There’s just enough time to share what we’ve earned,
We hope that you’ll use it for good, And we hope that you’ve understood,
There’s just enough time to forgive and forget. To look at your life with no regrets.
It’s all in your mind, it’s gonna be fine, there’s just enough time.”
A great article on The Tygers in OnMilwaukee.com
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Tony’s Meandering Blog
Who says you have to be 20 years old to be a rock star? Well, no one actually. It’s just been that way for so long that no one gives it much thought anymore. It’s just the way it is: new band = group of 20 somethings. We’re here to change this. Our goal is nothing less than a paradigm shift. People over 50 have been discarded, cast aside by the popular music industry, even though the baby boomers alone comprise 78,000,000 people; people who are relegated to listen to oldies because they can’t identify with current Top 40 music, people who would welcome a band who understands and shares their taste in popular music – we are that band – and it all started on a sunny spring day in Bologna, Italy, in 2006… to be continued
We launched our new website on October 16, 2009. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come! We going to do something never done before.
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“Beatle” Bob Barry on The Tygers new album
It wasn’t easy to have a hit record in Milwaukee back in the 60s, not even locally. The music charts were dominated by the East and West Coasts and the British invaders. The Tygers were one of the few local groups to make the charts. When I appeared on stage with the Tygers back in the 60s and 70s we had a lot of fun. Now that we’re older, does that mean we can’t have that same fun again? It’s about time we bring all of those good times back with “The Tygers Second Album” . Then is now, yesterday is today. The music we enjoyed then we can enjoy today, only it’s brand new. However I say it guys and gals, moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas …THIS IS OUR MUSIC!
When I heard “Voo Doo” I felt like I was back in the 60s at the Milwaukee nightclubs, CYO church halls and in the teen hangouts. Rock and Roll was never this good in the 60s, was it? I remember a “Girl Like You.” Oh boy, do I!! “Nightwalker” is a great dance song and you’ll love Tony’s voice on this cut. The group hasn’t lost a beat and got even better, if that’s possible! If you have any Blues blood in you, it will be running hot through your veins when you hear “Scottsdale Blues.” I don’t know about you, but I can relate to this song. Listen closely to the lyrics. You’ll be smiling all the way through. “How Long Does It Take” has even more meaning in our lives today than it would have back in the 60s. And your ears will perk up when you hear the steel guitar solo…I love it! Listen closely to the lyrics in “Never Too Late.” It will give you encouragement to do the things you always wanted to do, at any age. And beside all that, it has a bouncy sound that will catch your attention immediately. You can’t help but get up and dance. It’s my favorite. “Just Enough Time” is reflective of where we are now and what we need to do with the time we have left in this crazy world. It’s very positive. “Step By Step” will show you how the Tygers have aged very well. Once again, what great lyrics and what harmony! WOW! “Maya” is a haunting love ballad with a vocal that’s superb. We can all relate to “You Know Where To Reach Me”…maybe yesterday or maybe even today. The lyrics on every track on this album are as clear as a bell, a pleasant surprise in the 21st century.
Thanks to Tony, Lanny and Craig for asking me to write the liner notes for this fantastic album. It’s been forty years since I did this for The Tygers first album. Some things are worth waiting for. Now crank up the volume and get into “The Tygers Second Album”. What a Country!
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