Unlike his debut album Here Come the Warm Jets, Eno used a core band of five instrumentalists (keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, and percussion) and used fewer guest musicians. Also participating was guitarist and co-writer Phil Manzanera, who had played with Eno in Roxy Music.
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Tiger Mountain is a loose concept album with topics ranging from espionage to the Chinese Communist Revolution. Its music is full of upbeat, bouncy songs, but is wrapped with dark lyrical themes. The lyrics have been described as remarkably literate and often humorous with quick-fire rhymes, oddball couplets, abrupt demands and ruthless statements. Eno created lyrics by playing backing tracks, singing random syllables to himself, then forming them into actual words. The album was released on November 1974, and each track is consistent but unique
Album · 1974 · 10 Songs. As wild as Brian Eno’s 1974 debut had been, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)-released at the end of that same year-was even more ambitious. Working with his former bandmates in Roxy Music, as well as a team of forward-looking adventurers that included Phil Collins and Robert Wyatt, Eno apparently had the goal of packing an album’s worth of ideas into each individual song. This was a notion that resulted in many of his peers making bloated and obtuse prog-rock, but Tiger Mountain remains impressively lean despite its kaleidoscopic concepts. Above all, it’s great fun.
CD EG - EGCD 17 (1987, UK) CD Virgin - ENOCD 2 (2004, UK) Remastered by Simon Heyworth. Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy Astralwerks 2004.
A smutty stack of playing cards had appeared on the cover of Here Come the Warm Jets; Eno’s next rock album, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), was inspired by yet another set of cards, a group of postcards derived from one of the Chinese Cultural Revolution’s model operas. Eno’s main musical collaborator on Tiger Mountain is Roxy Music’s virtuosically flexible guitarist Phil Manzanera, who’s equally at home with the delicate filigrees of Burning Airlines Give You So Much More and the arena heroics of The True Wheel.
Originally released by Island Records in November 1974, 'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)' picks up stylistically where its trailblazing predecessor 'Here Come The Warm Jets' left off earlier in that same year.