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THE TIGER LILLIES

opening for
THE DRESDEN DOLLS
HALLOWEEN - OCTOBER 30, 2004
AVALON - BOSTON, MA


with special guests
COUNT ZERO


PHOTOS & TEXT by SHERI HAUSEY
Additional photos on 2nd page by Bill T Miller

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I'm distracted by rubber chicken parts affixed willy nilly to Adrian Huge's thrift shop special --that would be his drum set. I'm primed for my first Tiger Lillies' experience. Yeah, I've read the press on this cult wonder from Angleland. I imagine a trio that could teleport easily into Josef von Sternberg's "Blue Angel" and take the stage with Ms. Dietrich. But instead of Marlene's throaty vocals, Martyn Jacques' heart wrenching falsetto floods the room with that particularly piercing pitch that intones aching human despair into the marrow of your bones. The lonely sound of Adrian Stout's saw, echoing through the hushed air, undergirds the fatalistic falsetto and makes me feel like, well, like the pathetic lead character in "The Blue Angel." You know, Emil Janning's doomed LATIN teacher, Prof. Immanuel Rath, who gives up everything for Marlene's Lola-Lola and, penniless and deserted, staggers back to his school in the dead of night to die on his desk in an empty classroom. Suddenly I have visions of myself staggering onto the third floor of Boston Latin Academy in search of my desk. But then there are those damned rubber chickens and the bawdy humor and the engaging dramatic interplay of these three players that is so alive in its assertion of the spectrum of human emotions that the Lillies pull you back from the brink more alive than ever. Enter the musical realm of the Tiger Lillies and enter the spectacle that is our shared Human Comedy.



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