Remember how back in the day "true" headbangers derided hair metal bands as "pansies who care more about their looks about their music"?
Well, I never agreed with that, since even if I was more of a thrash kid back in the day, I din't consider myself above liking hair metal... Mötley Crüe was the band that pulled me into metal originally, and the fact girls dug those bands gave us metal kids a common ground with the fairer sex, so I never had a beef with hair metal. Besides, Mötley, Poison, Ratt, Dokken, Cinderella and Winger, to name a few, were great pop songwriters who could, in some cases, surprise the listener with cool musical ideas or ferocious displays of interesting musicianship, so I never minded mixing Slayer, Metallica and Kreator with some hair metal in my walkman.
That said, besides Danger Danger, Tigertailz must be the worst hair/pop/glam metal band I've ever listened to, and it confirms the stereotype that opens my review.
The music in this CD is very raw and kind of punky, but despite the evident enthusiasm and attitude displayed by the band, TIgertailz sounds like a very bad Poison clone with sub par, hookless songs.
Personally, I don't mind the cloning bit, but even unoriginal, bottom of the barrel hair metal acts like Britny Fox could combine a good riff with one or two memorable hits and therefore deliver a good hair metal song now and then,something Tigertailz seems completely incapable of doing on this release... in fact, the only track that kind of stuck out in my head after repeated listenings was "Shoot to Kill", and that's only because the guitar riff is a blatantly ripoffs Duran Duran's "Hungry like the Wolf".
As far as I know, their second album was much better, and they managed to write a good hair metal single with "Love Bomb Baby", but this CD is just a confirmation of everything that could be really, really bad and embarrassing about hair metal back in the day.