Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tiger Lily - Ain't Misbehavin 7"

So anyone recognise the man in the middle with the hands on the models head? How about Dennis Leigh, does that help ring any bells? Well how about John Foxx?, ahh I thought that one would help. Tiger Lily is the first incarnation of Ultravox!. This 7" single was the only release they made.

Released in 1975 you can clearly hear the music of that period, especially with 'Ain't Misbehavin' (this sounds like something from 'Sailor' (and Sailor weren't very good)). But check out 'Monkey Jive' you can hear strains of the later 'Ultravox!' sounds even though it is still more glam rock (but didn't lots of punk records use some of the glam rock sounds?),

I guess this one is for completeists really, but I actually like Monkey Jive.

As a treat I have also included links to an excellent 'Ultravox!' fanzine caled 'Ultravox Past, Present and Future' from the classic magazine 'In The City'. The fanzine includes lyrics form their earlier music, interviews and also a short story written by John Foxx. There are two formats one standard zip file and one CBR (Comic Book Reader) file, for which you will have to Google and download a CBR reader (easy to find).

So what do you think of Tiger Lily? Can you hear the Untravox! sounds? and one question I would like to know, do people want things like these fanzines? Leave a comment and let me know.

Band: Tiger Lily
Label: Gull
Year: 1975
1. Ain't Misbehavin
2. Monkey Jive

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl

If you like this go and buy all three of Ultravox! albums still available:


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Longy said...

Cheers Gary - really interesting to hear Tiger Lily. The B side definately has shades of Ultravox in it and is better than the A in my opinion. Hey nothing wrong with Sailor mate - I think I've still got Glass Of Champagne 7'' lol.

As for fanzine stuff I think it depends whether you are into the band or not. Each to their own and all that.

Thanks again mate.

arstider said...

Hello, I think I still have this one, somewhere. But I think I have another sleeve (front at least).

Agree with Longy nothing wrong with a Glass of Champagne..... :-D
(when will we see that on your site, Longy?)

Best wishes from Sweden

RSquared said...

Thanks - always wondered what that Tiger Lily 45 sounded like. And I'm very interested in seeing the fanzine! Cheers!!

RSquared said...

Thanks - always wondered what that Tiger Lily 45 sounded like. And I'm very interested in seeing the fanzine! Cheers!!

garychching said...

Hi Longy, I'm with Arstider you should post 'Glass of Champagne' LOL

garychching said...

Hi RSquared thanks for the comment, I'm glad you liked the fanzine. There has been a fair few downloads of the fanzine so I guess people are intrested. The only reason I wanted to know was that it is time consuming scanning them, and if noeon wanted them then I wouldn't bother.

milesago said...

hello, very interesting to hear this, the A-side is OK, nothing special (shades of Cockney Rebel? B.Ferry?) but the b-side makes it a single worth tracking down. Thanks too for the fanzine.

garychching said...

Hi Milesago, thanks for the comment and glad to help. I agree with you the b-side makes this worth a listen.

Novemberer said...

Wow, I've been waiting since 1980 to hear this! Cheers...

garychching said...

Hope you think it was worth the wait