Impossible to categorise, The Tiger Lillies have been singing their own brand of blasphemous ballads, tragic tales and debauched ditties since 1991. The band fuse the spirit of punk with the passion of chanson, while at the same time evoking the disturbing and forgotten music of our dim and distant past, such as religious masses, Bavarian folk music, Berlin cabaret and Victorian English music hall song. This concert (with documentary footage and interviews) from the PS122 theatre in New York features a selection of songs, including some from their sensational smash-hit theatre production Shockheaded Peter.
The demented children’s stories of Heinrich Hoffmann’s Strewwelpeter, mated with the twisted music of The Tiger Lillies. Shocking songs of naughty girls and boys, cautionary tales to chill the blood, all from the hit musical theatre show.