Artist: The Tiger Lillies
Album: Births, Marriages And Deaths
Year: 1994
Rec.: Tiger 1

01. Boatman
02. Hell
03. Normal
04. Heroin And Cocaine
05. Prison House Blues
06. Jacky
07. Despite
08. Autumn Leaves
09. Lager Lout
10. Open Your Legs
11. Down And Out
12. Tears
13. Her Room
14. The Flowers
15. War
16. Obscene
17. You're World
18. Sense Of Sentiment
19. Wake Up
20. Repulsion
21. Sodsville
22. Bones
23. Circle Line
24. Haunting Me
25. Lily Marlene

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The bands first album, a classic collection of slow brooding ballads full of bitter tales of death, prostitution, loneliness and despair mixed with jaunty songs of Hell and damnation.

Tiger Lillies Biographies

The Tiger Lillies:

Martyn Jacques - Vocals, Accordion.

Martyn Jacques, the founder of The Tiger Lillies, spent much of his early years living above a brothel in London's Soho. His songs describe (in lurid detail) pimps, prostitutes, drug addicts, losers and other unsavoury characters. He wrote the music for Shockheaded Peter and won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for his memorable role in the work. He is currently working on several theatrical projects.

Adrian Huge - Drums, Percussion, Toys.

"James Joyce on drums" exclaimed David Byrne on seeing Adrian Huge at work with the Tiger Lillies. Adrian has worked in butchers, pie shops, banks, motorcycle shops, and as a ham-fisted-but-cheap car mechanic before co-founding, in 1982, Dover's only surreal, theatrical jazz/punk/calypso comedy ensemble : Uncle Lumpy and the Fish Doctors. The group floundered shortly after arriving in London in 1989 which coincided with the formation of The Tiger Lillies and the start of his bashing ever smaller, re-cycled drums, toys and kitchen-ware. The man that once turned up to gig in the Czech Republic expecting to find a drum kit waiting for him only to discover a pile of freshly polished kitchen utensils instead. This did not deter him for a second as he went on to deliver an amazing performance that night armed only with pots, pans and spatulas. With his usual drum kit looking like a cross between a modern sculpture and a childrens toy shop its all in a days work for Adrian.

Adrian Stout - Contra Bass, Musical Saw, Vocals.

Adrian Stout had played Blues, Jazz, Country, et al, in various known and lesser known bands throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as India, and recorded two albums for Blues diva Dana Gillespie before being co-opted by The Tiger Lillies for 1995's Edinburgh Festival. This once serious musician has since then found himself dancing in leider hosen, making love to inflatable sheep and dressing as a cheap prostitute. He designed and maintains both the Tiger Lillies and Shockheaded Peter websites. 2002-2004. webmaster
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