Additional information about this, Tygers of Pan Tang vinyl art.
Tygers of Pan Tang – The Artist/s
Tygers of Pan Tang are a heavy metal band who are part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. They formed in 1978 in Whitley Bay, England, and were active until 1987. The band reformed in 1999 and continue to record and perform. The name is derived from Pan Tang, a fictional archipelago in Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné fantasy series whose wizards keep tigers as pets. The Tygers of Pan Tang were formed by guitarist Robb Weir, Richard “Rocky” Laws (bass), Jess Cox (vocals) and Brian Dick (drums). The band went through number of line up changes until falling out with their record label and disbanding.
Love Potion No. 9 – The Song
‘Love Potion No. 9’ is a song recorded by British Metal Act, Tygers of Pan Tang. It is a cover version of a song written in 1959 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Though it has been covered by many artists since then, the original version was performed by the Clovers. The song describes a man seeking help to find love. He enlists the help of a gypsy who determines, by means of palmistry, that he needs “love potion number 9”. The potion, an aphrodisiac, causes him to fall in love with everything he sees, kissing whatever is in front of him, eventually kissing a policeman on the street corner, who breaks his bottle of love potion.
Love Potion Bottle – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the shape of a bottle with a love shaped stopper. A potion is a liquid “that contains medicine, poison, or something that is supposed to have magic powers.” It derives from the latin word potus which referred to a drink or drinking. The term philtre is also used, often specifically for a love potion, a potion that is supposed to create feelings of love or attraction in the one who drinks it.
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