Tigers Of Pan Tang – Don’t Touch Me There [1979 NWOBHM UK]


Uploaded by Rich at aftersabbath.blogspot.com the blog for 60s-70s heavy obscurities. From the 1979 Don’t Touch Me There 7″ single. Tygers of Pan Tang are a heavy metal band, formed in 1978 and originating from Whitley Bay, England. They are a notable band of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. The band is named after the pets of the Wizards of Pan Tang – an elite group of chaos-worshipping warriors from Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné stories. Biography, Early days, 1978-1983 The band was originally formed by Jess Cox (vocals), Robb Weir (guitar), Richard “Rocky” Laws (bass), and Brian Dick (drums). They played in working men’s clubs[1] and were first signed by local independent label Neat Records before MCA gave them a major record deal. After several singles, they released their first album, Wild Cat, in 1980. The album reached No. 18 in the UK Album Chart in the first week of its release. Subsequently John Sykes (formerly of Streetfighter, later in Badlands, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder) was added as second guitarist. Jess Cox had a falling out with the others and quit, to be replaced by Persian Risk vocalist Jon Deverill. This lineup released Spellbound in 1981. Sykes quit after the release of the third album, Crazy Nights, to audition for Ozzy Osbourne’s band. He was replaced by ex-Penetration guitarist Fred Purser who had to learn the set in two days before touring. Tygers of Pan Tang’s fourth album, The Cage, was released in 1982. The

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