Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters

by Scissor Sisters
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Scissor Sisters

The Scissor Sisters' debut ought to bear the following warning sticker: "May induce strutting." These flamboyant New Yorkers have absorbed 30 years of glittery pop trash, creating an irresistible sound that all but commands you to hit the streets like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Nowhere is this more evident than on their radical reworking of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," which comes off like a cosmic clash between the Bee Gees and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. It shouldn't work, but it does. Changing musical styles as often as their wardrobe, Scissor Sisters also dish up glam rock à la Elton John ("Take Your Mama Out," "Music Is the Victim,"), stomping electroclash ("Filthy Gorgeous," "It Can't Come Quickly Enough"), and funk ("Better Luck Next Time," "Laura."). It's not all fun and games, though. On many songs, frontman Jake Shears paints a vivid picture of how New York's gay and club culture is being marginalized by stricter city laws ("Tits on the Radio") and ravaged by crystal meth addiction (the soaring album closer, "Return to Oz"). It's a corker of a debut that has already been embraced in England, where it landed at the top of the pop album charts. Conquering the U.S., where camp and fabulousness are a harder sell, may be a bit tougher. Just ask the Darkness. But with songs as infectious as these, it's only a matter of time. The only thing Scissor Sisters should really be worried about is how they'll ever follow a knockout entrance such as this.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2004
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602498206577
catalogNumber: 000277202
Rank: 121813

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scissor Sisters   Primary Artist
Crispin Cioe   Saxophone
Joan Wasser   Violin
Ayan Pal   Bass
Jake Shears   Vocals
Babydaddy   Bass
Paddy Boom   Drums
Paul Leschen   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Ana Matronic   Vocals
Del Marquis   Guitar

Technical Credits

Roger Waters   Composer
Fury   Art Direction
David Gilmour   Composer
Joan Wasser   String Arrangements
Daniel Wise   Engineer
Scott Hoffman   Composer
Jason Reddy   Retouching
Babydaddy   Engineer
Scissor Sisters   Producer,Audio Production
Jason Sellards   Composer
Ana Lynch   Composer
Derek Gruen   Composer

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Scissor Sisters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Scissor Sisters make me strut indeed! They take the funk and trash of the 70's disco music and mix it with some serious rock. Laura, Take your mama out, Filthy and Gorgeous, and Music is the Victim are my favorites. As one of the reviewers said, this album shouldn't work, but it does!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will just put it simply-Scissor Sisters are the best thing to happen to music since Elton John!! I would love to see Scissor Sisters produce Donna Summer's next CD! AWESOME!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got back from a concert with the Scissor Sisters in the line up. They rocked! I had never heard of them before, so I went out and bought they're CD after their concert. This CD is awesome and has unexpectedly good music on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!! every song with the exception of one was great for dancing and having all kinds of fun. They have an original sound that makes their sometimes quirky music flow nicely.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been a very long time since I have heard a musical work that made me want to get up and move to the sounds of the Scissor Sisters music! From the first listening I was hooked on their artistic remake of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" to the end of the album in "Return to Oz". The only complaint is that the album is over before you know it, and leaves you wanting More, More, More. Great musical artist's!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
scissor sisters are just straight up amazing. its like techno, 70's rock, and glitter in one band.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When was the last time a CD was this much fun? It's been ages since I've heard anything this good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I caught the Sisters live on the Jools Holland show and they rocked the house. I really enjoyed both songs I saw/heard them perform. Their live energy does NOT come across on this CD at all. I was very disappointed in it. Played it all the way through twice, but won't do it again. Do yourself a favor and catch their live act!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this CD based on the song "Take Your Momma Out" and was pleasantly surprised that the entire CD is just as good as this break out song. If this band's music doesn't get your body moving, you might want to check your pulse. Entertaining, great vocals and lyrics and just plain fun. And check out the names of the band members. Hands down, my favorite CD purchase this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is like listening to The Pointer Sisters, Elton John, George Michael, The Bee Gees, and even Madonna all at one time! When I need some energy this is the CD I listen to.
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