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Tiger Beat


Download links and information about Tiger Beat by Bangs. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 26:07 minutes.

Artist: Bangs
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 26:07
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No. Title Length
1. Chocolate Cobwebs 2:19
2. Vintage Piranha 1:57
3. Baby's Day Out 2:21
4. Burnout 2:51
5. S.O.S. 2:50
6. He's a Groupie 2:12
7. Ferocious Pocket 2:27
8. Tiger Beat 2:54
9. Lend Me Crumpets 2:51
10. Death By Guitar 3:25



A female-led indie-punk trio from Olympia — who perhaps not coincidentally have the exact same name a certain Los Angeles girl group from the early '80s used until they decided to lengthen it to the Bangles — the Bangs are less noisy than Bratmobile and more rocking than Beat Happening, to compare them to their scene compadres (or less sweet than Cub and less subversively poppy than the Muffs, to expand the comparisons). The closest comparison is probably Sleater-Kinney, but the Bangs have a more visceral, aggressive sound that at times — especially on the twin anthems "Burnout," and "Death by Guitar" — recalls the metal-tinged punky pop of late-'80s Redd Kross and Pandoras records. The album's main flaw is Scott Swayze's ultra-muddy production, which, on songs like the bizarrely-titled "Lend Me Crumpets" moves well beyond lo-fi D.I.Y. into willful amateurishness. The songs, which have the urgency and bite-me attitude of the Olympia scene, deserve better than that.