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Our Music Year No. 201: Tiger Army, ‘Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite’

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From page A7 | July 20, 2013 |

Artist: Tiger Army
Title: “Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite”
Year: 2001
Format: Spotify
Grade: B-

It’s appropriate that Kearney “Nick 13″ Jones and Tiger Army drew inspiration for “Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite” from Edgar Allan Poe, a master of the macabre.

From the same Ukiah punk scene as AFI, Tiger Army’s take on psychobilly dabbles in B-movie horror — as the cover art suggests — tipping the cap to Poe with a track named “Annabel Lee.”

Most of “Moonlite” throttles forward on the strength of its punky guitars. Nick 13 shows a versatile voice, able to yell the conclusion of “Valley of Dreams” to match the hammering kick and snare drums, but also able to match the country vibe of “In the Orchard.”

The title track is a standout, featuring Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen on slide guitar. Another is “F.T.W.,” which does not fit the “creepy, crawly things in the night” tone of the rest of the album. “Incorporeal,” sadly, mispronounces its own title, but it’s punk rock, so who cares about rules?

“An ashen-faced ghoul like a white spider / With only a poison and contempt for your lives . . . just be sure to understand – the night’s mine,” Nick 13 sings in “When Night Comes Down.”

If Poe made punk, it might sound something like Tiger Army.

Our Music Year is Daily Republic popular culture writer Nick DeCicco’s yearlong online review in 2012 of albums he had previously not listened to. The reviews will appear in print on their corresponding days during 2013. Reach him at 427-6966 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ndeciccodr.

Nick DeCicco

Nick DeCicco

Nick DeCicco is the editor of the Tailwind and writes the pop culture blog/column For Those About to Rock. Before joining the DR staff in July 2007, DeCicco (pronounced Deh-CEE-Coh) worked at The Union in Grass Valley, Calif., and the Greeley Tribune in Greeley, Colo. A 2004 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, DeCicco spends his free time attending concerts, listening to music, going to movies, traveling and hiking.
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