Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Artist: Pride Tiger, Album: The Lucky Ones, Song: Fill Me In

Pride Tiger were a rock band from Vancouver with a wicked throwback sound.  If you love bands like Thin Lizzy, you have to check this album out.  They were Matt Wood, Sunny Dhak, Bob Froese and Mike Payette.  They all had roots in some earlier metal and thrash bands like 3 Inches Of Blood before dialing it down a notch.  With a focus on seventies rock and roll, they released an independent EP in 2006.  They were scooped up by EMI and in 2007, they released their one and only album, The Lucky Ones.  Singer and drummer, Matt Wood, absolutely channels the lost soul of Phil Lynott on this song, Fill Me In.  The band enlisted the services of one Matt Hyde for production of this album.  Matt has a long list of albums he's worked on from bands like Slayer, Porno For Pyros, No Doubt, Monster Magnet and one of my favourites of all time, stoner rock band, Fu Manchu.  Sadly though, bands that tip their hat to the music of a past decade never seem to get the support they deserve.  They are shunned by both alternative and classic rock radio and I would imagine that is what happened here.  As posted on their My Space page, Pride Tiger is no more.  This album will be viewed as one of those rare Canadian gems one day and hopefully with the dawn of digital media, we won't have to search around for out of print copies.  If you don't know of them, check them out at http://www.myspace.com/pridetiger.  You can purchase the album, The Lucky Ones, on Itunes.  You can hear the song, Fill Me In, on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GveTlTN7PaI).  Thanks for reading and enjoy!