Tigertailz is tagged as: hair metal, glam metal, hard rock, glam rock, glam
Tigertailz are a glam metal band hailing from Cardiff, Wales. They are most famous for their 1990 album Bezerk which made the UK Top 40 and spawned three successful singles.
Early years (1986-1990)
Part of the nascent glam metal scene in the late 1980s, Tigertailz first line-up issued debut album Young And Crazy in 1987. The album featured vocalist Steevi Jaimz, guitarist Jay Pepper, bassist Pepsi Tate (Huw Justin Smith (1965-2007)) and drummer Ace Finchum. The debut created interest in the band and spawned the anthemic single Livin’ Without You.
As the band toured the album it became clear that vocalist Steevi Jaimz was not as committed to the band as might be hoped, and several instances of fighting due to the influence of drink were recorded. The band felt they had no choice but to part company with Jaimz in order to progress. They recruited Kim Hooker to replace Jaimz in time for follow-up album ‘Bezerk’ which was eventually released to great critical acclaim in 1990 on the Music For Nations label.
Commercial success (1990-1995)
Hooker’s vocals and stage presence took the band to a new commercial level. Prior to the release of Bezerk, the band re-recorded Livin Without’ You with Hooker and released it as a single. Bezerk saw the ba...
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