Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies are going to be a challenge for some of you. I can tell you right away most of you might be put off by their sound initially. However, if you are a fan of the avant-garde and the whimsical then these Brits are right up your alley. My Itunes playlist tries to label their genre as "Dark Cabaret" it's more like Dark Brechtian Punk Cabaret inside a big top circus. If you like Tom Waits or the Bonzo Dog Band these guys to me sound like a mix between them with a little Tiny Tim thrown in. If you're trying to get into The Tiger Lillies good luck, their discography is massive and even I am having a tough time deciding where to start. My favorite song so far has to be "Crack of Doom" off of Blood + Blasphemy which I have posted below. Though some of you might not enjoy them, you can't say they are not original. They tell vivid often gruesome tales through their accordion-laid circus antics. They don't come stateside that often but when they do tour they often set up shop for multiple days and  perform in a sort of twisted Barnum & Bailey setup. Also check out a recent performance of The Tiger Lillies covering Tom Waits's "Diamonds & Gold"

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Crack of Doom

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