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2 December 2012
The Tiger Lily path to rock stardom (Scoggins & Airborne)
Now Playing: Ark "Voyages" LP
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A hip soul forwarded two clippings from the old Rock Scene magazine which featured, somewhat surprisingly, actual promotion for two acts on the infamous Tiger Lily label. The label is usually considered a tax-scam enterprise with no ambition beyond creating (exaggerated) losses by releasing obscure rekkids, but apparently there was an element of actual promotion going on. Exactly what the deal was between the label and John Scoggins and Airborne, respectively, may never be revealed, but they got their hairy pictures in the rock press anyway!

 


Posted by Patrick at Lysergia at 17:14 CET
Updated: 2 December 2012 17:20 CET
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4 December 2012 - 18:40 CET

Name: "Russ"

Speaking of Tiger Lily, I just found a stone mint copy of the Too Smooth LP. Do you have anymore information about this release other than what is in the book?

10 December 2012 - 18:36 CET

Name: "Collin Makamson"
Home Page: http://braveoldwaves.blogspot.com

 
Having spoken to Scoggins and a few members of Airborne (who also have a self-issued 10'' with a picture cover that predates the LP AND - frustratingly - contains some material that didn't make it on to their LP), it seems that - in these two instances - Tiger Lily actually made attempts to make copies of the LP available to the artists. 

Scoggins was the one responsible for the sticker and credits and glossy promo shots included in some of the LPs.  Scoggins even went on tour in support of the LP, taking copies of the LP with him and selling them at gigs.  Makes sense that this one got around as the first and only contemporaneous review I know of other than this Rock Scene mention is a short blurb in an issue of BOMP from a store-owner/mail-order in Florida.

Also, Airborne are - more of less - the final incarnation of legendary unrecorded NYC street-rock band Teenage Lust.

13 December 2012 - 22:30 CET

Name: "Patrick at Lysergia"

Solid info there, Colin. Do you have release details for the 10" Airborne? How come it hasn't become more known?

 // Patrick

5 December 2013 - 03:13 CET

Name: "Scott Blackerby"
Home Page: http://www.BadCatRecords.com

5 December 2013 - 03:31 CET

Name: "Scott Blackerby"
Home Page: http://www.BadCatRecords.com

Barry Fields stumbled across my review of the AIrborne LP and was kind enough to send me an email with quite a bit of information on the band and the album:

 

http://badcatrecords.com/BadCat/AIRBORNE.htm 

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