Friday, February 16, 2007

Tiger - I Am An Animal


Tiger- I Am An Animal/Stop That Machine –UA UP 35848 (1975 UK)


I Am An Animal is a full-frontal testosterone-charged, smeared in Brute assault on the senses (and sensitivities…). The words Wild Glam Cruncher were invented for this one, and it could have been a perfect follow up to Rebels Rule, with belt buckles and an extra set of dangling medallions to spare. The track has got great guitars, claps and all the trappings. And the lyrics? Oh boy…

…I am an animal, one big gruesome animal…
…Some people call me a ram, but I don’t give a damn…
…Some people say I’m a bull, cos’ I just love to pull…
…Some people say I’m a gorilla, cos’ I must get my fill-a
…Some people say I’m a beast, on women I like to feast,
it’s a concrete jungle and Tarzan ain’t got nothing on me man

Talk about raw unreconstructed specimens of manhood letting it fly…God bless the 70s!

Click on title for soundclip

9 comments:

Collin said...

That's not the b-side that's on my copy. Mine's called 'Blue Bloody Crazy' and it's a kind of Mungo Jerry/Bolan-esque boogaloo with sub-Chicory Tip-style synth throughout. I like it almost as much as 'Animal,' though in a completely different vein. More Small Wonder-ish if I have to make comparisons.

Purepop said...

So we have 2 differing B sides so far: Sophie The Polish Chicken Hen and now this??!!! Stop That Machine is a cheerful and bouncy piece of light Boogie.

Will said...

I'm not sure what the solution is here, but I have "Bloody Blue Monday" as the flip to "Crazy" a different(but killer!) Tiger single. I have the b-side of "I Am Animal" as "Stop that Machine". "Crazy" has a beautiful picture sleeve...

Anonymous said...

Nice band Tiger , I just have put my vinyl-full album from them called 'going down laughing' from 1976 on cd.Thx for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

do you know where i can find the full version of this song online? the sample clip is killer!!! thanks and love the site!!

Purepop said...

Not sure, but it shows up once in a while on ebay...

Norm Bellis said...

I AM AN AMINAL (correct spelling!!!!!)
"B" side was DEFINITELY "Stop That Machine

Written by Norm Bellis and Yanni Tsamplakos.
Produced by Tom Allom (before he became legendary producer of Judas Priest.
Performed by Norm [bass & vocs], Yanni [guitars & vocs], Mike Baron [drums & Carlsberg]
Hammond: Jon Lord R.I.P.
Recorded at Lansdowne Studios, London
Management was Arnakata Music (also managed Eurythmics)

Norm Bellis [ex Motown session guy], currently producing Spirit 13 The Infinite Loop
E: reception@spirit13.co.uk
Yanni Tsamplakos currently owns and performs with The Merseybeat Legends.
Facebook and website
Mike is a session drummer with the great and good.

End of history lesson...!☺🎸🎸

Norm Bellis said...

Also meant to add
Norm, Mike and Yanni were previously the 70s rock band WORTH, signed to CBS EPIC [Sony], mentored by Dick Leahy and Maurice Oberstein
Before that, they were signed to and managed by Apple.

Robin Wills said...

Thanks for all the info Norm. I have both of those Worth singles, one includes a rare Vanda and Young track -did you meet them back then?