R.I.P. – Pepsi Tate from Tigertailz (1965-2007)

Pepsi Tate (bassist from Tigertailz)

From Tigertailz official website:

Bass player PEPSI TATE lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today.  Pepsi passed away peacefully at 10:30 this morning, Tuesday 18th September 2007, in Holme Towers cancer hospice in Penarth Cardiff.  Pepsi’s wife Shan and close family were with him.

Words cannot describe how we feel right now.  We’re in bits and will miss him so much.

Goodnight Boy – we’ll see you again soon fella.  You mean the world to us.

Jay, Kim and Matt

I was online typing up a review for Scorpions Week and an email notice came through with this sad news. I’ve never been a huge Tigertailz fan but whenever I hear this unfortunate news it reminds me that we are all mere mortals and that we all must live life to the fullest. My hope is that Pepsi did in his short time here. My sympathies to all of Pepsi’s friends and family.

WANTED: Scorpions – Animal Magnetism (1980)



Scorpions - Animal Magnetism (1980)

Scorpions – Animal Magnetism (1980)

The glaring omission to my Scorpions collection is, in fact, ANIMAL MAGNETISM. This album has some great songs including: ‘Make It Real’, ‘Lady Starlight’, and ‘The Zoo’. It’s also the beginning of the band’s journey into the ’80s as ‘The Zoo’ became a Rock radio and arena favorite. This CD was re-released in 1997 and in 2000, both with the original cover art intact. The dog is missing on the early CD issue in the U.S. due to the controversy of a woman being obedient like a dog. Most early Scorpions covers were changed for U.S. release (see LOVEDRIVE, VIRGIN KILLER, etc.).

To be honest, I’m not really sure why I don’t have it because it’s everywhere and priced decently. It’s probably this availability that has kept me from buying it because “it will be there next time” (As this column grows, you’ll notice I say that a lot!). Normally, this is located in the bargain bin at a price ranging from $7.99 to $9.99 and I could pick up 4 or 5 copies at any given time.


Update – 3/18/08

Picked this up on the hunt, read about it here. Paid a decent price = $7 used