Ten MORE Tigers

1. Tony the Tiger

Frosties Icon. Nowhere near as awesome as the Weetabix Skinheads, but still loads better than the Honey Monster or those goody goody Rice Krispie goons.

2. Tiger Woods

Troubled golfer. Macka B did a song about him which came out as a seven inch on Mad Professor’s Ariwa label:

3. Tigger

Hyperactive Winnie The Pooh sidekick. The original junglist:

Tigger: Come on, Rabbit. Let’s you and me bounce, huh?
Rabbit: Good heavens! M-m-m-me bounce?
Tigger: Why, certainly! And look, you’ve got the feet for it.
Rabbit: I have?
Tigger: Sure! Come on, try it! It makes ya feel just grrreat!

Tigger was also the name of my first two cats, who both met untimely road deaths.

4. The Tigress of Jowlagiri

Bodycount of fifteen. Do not mess.

5. Tamil Tigers

Possibly the inventors of suicide bombing, and also an inspiration to MIA. Not exactly a great legacy.

6. Tygers of Pan Tang

Never really liked this lot, they always seemed to appeal to the rockier punks who fancied themselves a bit. Martin recently had one of their tunes up at his which was alright, but I can’t find the link now.

7. Tiger Beer

Yes. An easy link into ragga MC Cobra here, please note for future entry. What other beers have similar names to reggae artists?


8. Le Tigre

Electro punky post-riot grrrrls. First heard this track on Tricky’s “Back To Mine” compilation which I got out of the library, like we used to in the olden days.

9. Tiger Tiger

A nightclub in London, site of 2007 car bomb. Easy to dismiss as the emodiment of Western meatmarket Decadence. But of course not every punter is as complicit as the stereotype suggests. I had a work Xmas “do” there once, for example.

10. Mac OS X Tiger

Which is what this has all been written with the assistance of. The latest “Snow Leopard” installment is obviously a lot cooler, but I’m not about to stump up for that.

Please add any more Tigers which spring to mind in the comments box…


  1. What other beers have similar names to reggae artists?

    off the top of my head:

    red dragon stout
    crucial bunny brew
    greene king tubby’s ipa

  2. ‘The Stars My Destination’ by Alfred Bester, one of my favorite science fiction novels, was originally titled ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ (after William Blake’s poem “The Tyger”, the first verse of which is printed as the first page of the novel).

    “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”

  3. reggae artist beers:

    Heine-Ken Boothe
    Newcastle Dennis Brown Ale
    Jacob Miller
    Chimay Cliff
    Old Spragga Henz

    and along the lines of Admiral Bailey’s, how about Baby Cham?

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