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Singled Out: The Tygers' Scottsdale Blues

04/26/2010
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Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Lanny Hale from sixties rockers The Tygers tells us about "Scottsdale Blues" from The Tygers Second Album. We now turn it over to Lanny for the story:

I wrote Scottsdale Blues after living there part-time for over 10 years, which is another whole story. During my time there, all the events that occur in the tune actually took place before my eyes at one time or another. The song was actually finished prior to the Recession and probably would have been a bit more enjoyable had we released it back then, but it was one of the early tracks from the new album.

It still resonates today but maybe in a different way. It was originally about the all too typical life of the young, overly affluent class in Scottsdale with no worries other than their self-indulgencies, but morphed a bit when the economy collapsed. It's still a valid satire of a lifestyle that occurred in the glamour cities of the US, and I'm sure to some extent always will. I thought Tony's guitar work opposite the lead vocal was terrific and was reminiscent of the Greek chorus as it responded to the dialog.

Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album - right here!

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