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Photos of Lillies live in Boston 30 Oct 2004

PHOTOS by SHERI HAUSEY "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."

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PHOTOS by SHERI HAUSEY

 THE TIGER LILLIES

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

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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