TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Live In The Roar

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Tygers of Pan Tang - Live In The Roar

CD TRACKLISTING

1. Detonator
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Man
3. Lonely At The Top
4. Mystical
5. Bad Bad Kitty
6. Cybernation
7. Running Man
8. Suzie Smiled
9. Take It
10. Paris By Air
11. Deja-Vu
12. Don’t Stop By
13. Firepower
14. Hellbound
15. Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formed in Whitley Bay in 1978, The Tygers Of Pan Tang were created by guitarist ROBB WIER who at the age of 17 decided that his chosen profession of jeweller would have to be put on hold whilst he made more public use of his guitar and Marshall stack that were adorning his bedroom

After playing locally they were signed by David Wood, the owner of local label NEAT RECORDS before being resigned to MCA and in 1980 they released their debut album “Wild Cat” which is still regarded as a landmark of the NWOBHM genre. 1982 saw the release of “The Cage”. Two further albums “The Wreckage” and “Burning  In the Shade” were released between 1985 and 1987.

”Burning In the Shade” was the last straw for Weir who ” did not feel it to be representative of the band”. The band drifted into a “permanent state of retirement”. Fast forward to 1998 and after a request to play at the WACKEN FESTIVAL in Germany Robb reformed the band and this CD shows them at their best-playing live. Tygers Of Pan Tang have now returned to the studio to record a new album and will be appearing in a NWOBHM tour alongside Oliver/Dawson SAXON and GIRLSCHOOL during June/July in the UK. Play very loud and enjoy!

MUSICIANS
Robb Wier, Dean Robertson, Craig Ellis, Brian West, Richie Wicks

Reviews

The liner notes in the CD booklet are quite interesting and it’s nice to have a 75 minutes counting live record of TOPT, with such classic tracks like “Running man”, Suzie smiled”, “Lonely at the top”, “Paris by air” and “Hellbound”, but I am afraid it’s not THE TOPT sound like it once was, but nevertheless it’s a recommended album for the fan/collector of TOPT products. Strutter Magazine (July 2003)
There's no doubting the NWOBHM finesse on offer here and the Tygers spearheaded that early eighties movement with the likes of Saxon, Girlschool and Samson. For those of a certain age the genre was characterised by speed metal guitars, catchy riffs and robust tales of life on the road. James Rutherford, Get Ready to ROCK! (July 2003)
...some thirty years and many lost hair follicles later the group is back, in a form, and sounding damned impressive...a positively vicious live act that recalls those halycon days of metal excess as perfectly as any ever could...passionately done Metal that will have balding accountants, lawyers, and line workers joing a new generation of kids in some of the most injurous head banging there ever was. Class A work! David L.Wilson, www.electricbasement.com
...they can still produce the kind of polished melodic metal that won over so many headbanger's hearts... Peter French, Hartlepool Mail (August 2003)
...The question is whether the power, energy, and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc, and the answer is a resounding yes! A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour Classic Rock Society (August 2003)
On this disc are 16 live songs, live in a modest sense since the audience scarcely make themselves heard. Three tracks are from "Mystical", four are from the forthcoming album "Noises from the Cathouse", eight are old jewels while the closes is a cover of TED NUGENTS "Cat Scratch Fever". Of the new songs "Cybernation" is an attempt to become QUEENSRYCHE while the others are typical English hard rock tunes. Mikael Johnssen, SR magazine, Sweden (September 2003)
Guitarist and founder member Robb Weir has assembled a new line-up and this muscular live set captures their melodic brand of heavy rock at its most compelling. Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph
The question is whether the power,energy and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc and the answer is a resounding yes! A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures that this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour. "Hearing Aid", Classic Rock Society (September 2003)
This is hard rock in its true form - and if you have ever been fascinated by the sound of guitars that don't pander to fashion then this could well be for you...but for whatever reason I feel this is a stonking album. Feedback (Nov 2003)
...no matter how loud you like your big cats to roar, the Tygers...will not let you down Jo-Anne Greene, Goldmine(Oct 2003)

Reviews

The liner notes in the CD booklet are quite interesting and it’s nice to have a 75 minutes counting live record of TOPT, with such classic tracks like “Running man”, Suzie smiled”, “Lonely at the top”, “Paris by air” and “Hellbound”, but I am afraid it’s not THE TOPT sound like it once was, but nevertheless it’s a recommended album for the fan/collector of TOPT products. Strutter Magazine (July 2003)
There's no doubting the NWOBHM finesse on offer here and the Tygers spearheaded that early eighties movement with the likes of Saxon, Girlschool and Samson. For those of a certain age the genre was characterised by speed metal guitars, catchy riffs and robust tales of life on the road. James Rutherford, Get Ready to ROCK! (July 2003)
...some thirty years and many lost hair follicles later the group is back, in a form, and sounding damned impressive...a positively vicious live act that recalls those halycon days of metal excess as perfectly as any ever could...passionately done Metal that will have balding accountants, lawyers, and line workers joing a new generation of kids in some of the most injurous head banging there ever was. Class A work! David L.Wilson, www.electricbasement.com
...they can still produce the kind of polished melodic metal that won over so many headbanger's hearts... Peter French, Hartlepool Mail (August 2003)
...The question is whether the power, energy, and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc, and the answer is a resounding yes! A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour Classic Rock Society (August 2003)
On this disc are 16 live songs, live in a modest sense since the audience scarcely make themselves heard. Three tracks are from "Mystical", four are from the forthcoming album "Noises from the Cathouse", eight are old jewels while the closes is a cover of TED NUGENTS "Cat Scratch Fever". Of the new songs "Cybernation" is an attempt to become QUEENSRYCHE while the others are typical English hard rock tunes. Mikael Johnssen, SR magazine, Sweden (September 2003)
Guitarist and founder member Robb Weir has assembled a new line-up and this muscular live set captures their melodic brand of heavy rock at its most compelling. Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph
The question is whether the power,energy and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc and the answer is a resounding yes! A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures that this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour. "Hearing Aid", Classic Rock Society (September 2003)
This is hard rock in its true form - and if you have ever been fascinated by the sound of guitars that don't pander to fashion then this could well be for you...but for whatever reason I feel this is a stonking album. Feedback (Nov 2003)
...no matter how loud you like your big cats to roar, the Tygers...will not let you down Jo-Anne Greene, Goldmine(Oct 2003)

 

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