History Music / TheTigerLillies

16th Oct '16 5:05:03 AM frogpatrol
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The Tiger Lillies are a three man band from Soho, London, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]]. They sing about filth.

So... That's the short version. The long version is that the Tiger Lillies are a UsefulNotes/{{punk}} cabaret band led by classically trained falsetto / philosophy dropout Martyn Ja(c)ques, supported by two Adrians in silly hats: Adrian Hughes (on drums, toy cars and inflatable hammers) and Adrian Stout (on bass, theremin and backup vocals).

Their songs range from deranged screaming to incredibly touching sailor ballads, and their subjects are PlayedForLaughs and PlayedForDrama with equal abandon. The band isn't afraid to cover, either: Their work includes songs by Music/JacquesBrel, Music/KurtWeill, Creator/StephenSondheim, Music/FrankSinatra and the Music/TheVillagePeople. They also have several ConceptAlbum projects and shows: One based on ''Literature/ShockheadedPeter'', one that's a parody of ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', and an album with Creator/EdwardGorey's unpublished poems, created by Gorey's express request.

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The '''The Tiger Lillies Lillies''' are a three man band from Soho, London, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]]. They sing about filth.

So... That's the short version. The long version is that the Tiger Lillies are a UsefulNotes/{{punk}} cabaret band led by classically trained falsetto / philosophy falsetto/philosophy dropout Martyn Ja(c)ques, supported by two Adrians in silly hats: Adrian Hughes (on drums, toy cars and inflatable hammers) and Adrian Stout (on bass, theremin and backup vocals).

Their songs range from deranged screaming to incredibly touching sailor ballads, and their subjects are PlayedForLaughs and PlayedForDrama with equal abandon. The band isn't afraid to cover, either: Their work includes songs by do cover songs, either. They have interpreted Music/JacquesBrel, Music/KurtWeill, Creator/StephenSondheim, Music/FrankSinatra and the Music/TheVillagePeople. They also have several ConceptAlbum projects and shows: One based on ''Literature/ShockheadedPeter'', one that's a parody of ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', and an album with Creator/EdwardGorey's unpublished poems, created at the request of by Gorey's express request.
Gorey himself.
30th Sep '15 6:34:46 AM ActualScientist
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* PyroManiac: "Start a Fire".
--> "I like burning things, burning things is swell"
23rd Sep '15 9:19:09 AM ActualScientist
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* LyricalDissonance: The Tiger Lillies are made of this trope. Songs about the darkest of subjects - PlayedForDrama as often as they are PlayedForLaughs - set to happy cabaret music.
23rd Sep '15 9:15:42 AM ActualScientist
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* BungledSuicide: "Strawberry Jam"
--> "In a wheelchair now you are bound, your spine shattered when you hit the ground
--> But your suicide didnít quite go to plan, you didn't turn into strawberry jam"
23rd Sep '15 9:13:00 AM ActualScientist
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* AssShove: "Hamsters" is about a man pleasuring himself rectally with hamsters.
--> "I love a little hamster up my rectum, it makes me feel so bright and so gay"
23rd Sep '15 9:08:18 AM ActualScientist
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* PedophilePriest: "Interfered With"
23rd Sep '15 9:04:33 AM ActualScientist
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* TheOldestProfession: The subject of ''many'' of their songs.
23rd Sep '15 9:02:08 AM ActualScientist
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* PosthumousCollaboration: With Creator/EdwardGorey on "The Gorey End".
23rd Sep '15 8:36:29 AM ActualScientist
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** "Death and the Bible" is about death and the Bible.

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** "Death and the Bible" is about about... death and the Bible.
23rd Sep '15 8:35:29 AM ActualScientist
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* BlasphemousBoast: "Banging in the Nails" is a happy song about crucifying Jesus.

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* BlasphemousBoast: BlasphemousBoast:
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"Banging in the Nails" is a happy song about crucifying Jesus.Jesus.
** "Piss On Your Grave" is about murdering, in order, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, Jesus's Disciples, John the Baptist, St Peter, Jesus, God and Satan... and then [[ExcrementStatement pissing on their graves]].
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