On The Flippity-Flop: Tiger Trap’s Trip To The Moon

Jan 26th, 2007 // 3 Comments

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ARTIST: Tiger Trap
SONG: “Alien Space Song,” 1994
FIRST APPEARANCE: The Tiger Trap & Henry’s Dress Aeronautical Music Festival 7″
WHY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN A-SIDE: The first time we dropped the needle on “Alien Space Song,” we had to check and see if our turntable was set to the right speed; sure, the Sacramento indiepoppers Tiger Trap had a few glum songs in their catalog, but none of them was as moody as this. The guitars on “Alien” have a melancholy glow, and the song’s protagonist is someone who either has to split town or blast off into another galaxy; what it adds up to is a shimmering lament that’s replayable on any super-wretched day.

Tiger Trap – Alien Space Song [MP3, link expired]

  1. Ned Raggett

    God bless Tiger Trap. Great band, played a show at UCI back in 1993 or so that almost nobody attended, more fool them.

  2. dippinkind

    well it sorta already was the A-side… at least in that Tiger trap already had a record out while this was only the 2nd thing Henry’s Dress had released (and the 1st was a flexi). also, as much as i love tiger trap, Henry’s Dress is who you really oughta be featuring one of these days, they may have been my favorite band ever (no disrespect to the aislers set but amy was kinda better in a noisier setting).

  3. Moonshine Mike

    I saw so many tiger trap shows in the sacto/SF area they all run together. great kids playing and having fun.

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