Monday, June 14, 2010

Tiger –The Bomb + Tigers on Vaseline –The John Scene


Tiger –Hot Amsterdam/ The Bomb –Philips 6012 376 (NL 1973 )

Ladies and Gentlemen...time to unleash this one...here is the third Tigers on Vaseline single and in particular the more Proto than PunkTHE BOMB. Yes more Punk before Punk featuring singer Arthur Kolkert’s Eccles impersonation over a super charged guitar onslaught supplied by producer Boudewijn de Groot ...and it’s only the B side! Would you believe it also features a timbales break?...Hot Amsterdam finds the Tigers in Jacques Brel meets Liza Minelli pre-war Cabaret mode....It seems like anything went in Hot Amsterdam...


Beryl sighs cos her eyes won’t turn out a surprise,
It’s her husband who’s topping the show!
He looks smart, Super-Tart as his mother would snarl,
Suffragette of the ever-go-round,
Airport macs deal in sacks, giggling monotone tupes,
by the same time Bill does the custom-desk,
But a way of life opens when he’s lost in the dozen
Of all Factor Maxed Angels of Hell!


What?????? The lyrics even puts The FrenchiesLola Cola or Dillinger’s Coming to shame...


Oh yes and there’s more as I have reinstated the missing sound file of the incomparable The John Scene (see original review here: http://purepop1uk.blogspot.com/2008/12/tigers-on-vaseline-john-scene.html ) and added the B side, the lunacy which is What My Hairdo?
Could someone please confirm that their first single What You Will/ Alabama Shake actually exists!!!!

Hear a full version of The Bomb



Hear a full version of Hot Amsterdam



Hear full versions of The John Scene and What My Hairdo


10 comments:

emmett said...

"The John Scene" is so great. Thanks!

Low Down Kids said...

"Hot Amsterdam" - me want. Anyone got one and fancies swapsies?

bristolboy said...

the bomb - is a track that's gonna get played a lot - cheers

duck_stab said...

Great guitar; not so much on the vocals. Still very worthy.

duck_stab said...

Okay, don't know how I missed 'The John Scene' before, but this is quite special. The guitar bit reminds of Del's 'Motorbike Annie,' but the plaintive vocals and melody elevate it to the heights of Greg Shaw-dom. Perfect pop revival record.

.... said...

Yep, "John Scene" is just as great as I remembered. Can't quite get all the lyrics with that thick accent but great none the less.

link rae said...

thanks for all things proto ;)
most curious to discover these tracks !

Velvettinmineradio said...

Color me impressed with you grabbin' that many lyrics of the demented "Hot Amsterdam!" Wanna try to get the rest?

Robin Wills said...

Don't be impressed. I found the lyric somewhere on the web...

Anonymous said...

Found "The John Scene" on youtube. Made me curious about the other songs as well. Would it be possible to upload these again?
Thanks in advance!!