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13 January 2013
Too Smooth
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The action on the tax scam fringe continues, most recently with an eBayed copy of Too Smooth, one of the rarest Tiger Lilys, which ended up selling for circa $1000.

This is however less interesting than the fact that the story of this band is now emerging. Contrary to what has been claimed before, this really is the long-running Austin TX band Too Smooth, who in other words were given the Tiger Lily treatment with the band name intact. There are (at least) two possible sources for the TL tax scam album, one being a set of unreleaed recordings the group cut for Just Sunshine in California 1974, the other being a prospective LP they recorded for Mercury/Phonogram in 1976. One might speculate that the '76 material may have been a little too 'hot' even for Tiger Lily's fearless production norms, but it's impossible to tell currently whether it's the '74 or '76 recordings that were used. The album, incidentally, is very good Southern rock with a professional finish like most Tiger Lily jobs--see Acid Archives review for details.

The source for the above info also pointed to an (official) 45 release by Too Smooth from 1980, which has a re-recording of a track also on the Tiger Lily album, spelled slightly different:

Non-LP 45 from 1980:
Side 1: "Mamie Mama" (3:47)
Side 2: "Don't Stop Lovin' Me" (3:33)
Label: Armadillo Records (Austin, Texas)
Catalog #: ARS 80-3 Stereo

The band existed between 1973-1981 and seem to offer excellent prospects for a retrospective reissue/sampler.

Posted by Patrick at Lysergia at 21:06 CET
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15 January 2013 - 18:23 CET

Name: "Dave Baldwin"

De Kingfih say: "Nice to finally get some vindication fo' my speculation".

15 January 2013 - 22:13 CET

Name: "Patrick"
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Right on, DB. I wonder where Ashley J got his info on it NOT being the Austin band, in any event it's good to have the facts set straight. Someone ought to talk to these guys and put together a retrospective sampler.

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