The Tigers Have Spoken

The Tigers Have Spoken

by Neko CaseNeko Case


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This Virginia-bred singer-songwriter has long been one of the stealthier prowlers on the alt-country scene, flying just under the radar with her singular blend of sultry performance and stinging lyricism. Since the live The Tigers Have Spoken is dominated by cleverly chosen cover songs, the focus is primarily on the former element, which is a perfectly fine state of affairs, given Case's ability to twist the strains like Loretta Lynn's "Rated X" around her finger like so much string. Recorded at a brace of shows in the spring of 2004, the 12-song disc not only shows off Case's twang -- which is nicely offset by her longtime collaborators in the Sadies -- it also integrates her pop savvy, as evidenced in a finger-poppin' cover of the Shangri-Las' "Train from Kansas City." Of Case's originals, the title track -- an allegory that equates a failing relationship with an animal newly released into the wild -- is the most immediately attention-grabbing, but the shimmering "Hex" isn't far behind. As with much of Case's work, The Tigers Have Spoken is a subtly addictive brew; its brevity makes it all the more easy to go back for another quaff.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: Anti
UPC: 0045778674022
catalogNumber: 86740
Rank: 3624


  1. If You Knew
  2. Soulful Shade of Blue
  3. Hex
  4. The Train from Kansas City
  5. The Tigers Have Spoken
  6. Blacklisted
  7. Loretta
  8. Favorite
  9. Rated X
  10. This Little Light
  11. Wayfaring Stranger
  12. [Untitled Hidden Track]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neko Case   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,6-string Electric Bass,Guitar (Tenor)
Sean Dean   Double Bass,Upright Bass
Mark Downing   Vocals
Kelly Hogan   Tambourine,Vocals,Train Whistle
Brian Connelly   Acoustic Guitar
Jon Rauhouse   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar
Dallas Good   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Travis Good   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Carolyn Mark   Vocals
Jennie Benford   Mandolin,Vocals
Jim Krewson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Brad Hutchison   Banjo
Mike Belitsky   Drums

Technical Credits

Loretta Lynn   Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Steve Cataldo   Composer
Kelly Hogan   Whistle
Doug McClement   Engineer
Darryl Neudorf   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Neko Case   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Drawing
Sadies   Composer
Catherine Irwin   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Sean Richards   Engineer

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