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12-03-2010, 06:44 PM
I've been absolutely obsessed with the Sisters for the past two years. If I ever feel down, or don't feel like going out, all my friends know that all they have to do is play one Scissor Sisters song to get me in the mood. I absolutely love this band, to the same extent that I love Manson. I never thought I'd be able to say that about anyone. Their new album Night Work was pretty much the soundtrack to my life this past summer (which turned out to be the greatest summer I've had in years). So after being appalled that there wasn't already a Scissor Sister thread, I decided to start one so those of us who are fans can discuss the band, and those who haven't yet heard the Sisters can have a chance to be exposed to the greatest pop band of our time!
At the end of this summer (August 31st), I finally got to see the Sisters live in Toronto and next to the Manson show in Detroit (right when Twiggy came back), it was the greatest concert of my life! They put on one hell of a show, and I got two shout-outs from Ana Matronic! (Almost jizzed my pants!)
I just found this video, and LOL you can see me at 2:13, wearing the Bowie shirt. :D (ALSO at 3:12, in slow motion! HAHA!)
12-04-2010, 03:36 AM
I like them a lot too, though I haven't heard their latest album yet. But yes, it's one of those bands that's excellent for when you need to get into a good mood. Except Mary though, that song really gets to me (especially when you know the backstory).
12-04-2010, 07:19 PM
:( Mary is so upsetting. Same with Return to Oz.
12-08-2010, 04:52 PM
I love this band. I only have the first album, and have heard the singles off the others, though.
I entirely agree about Mary and Return to Oz. Particularly Mary, what an absolutely beautiful song.
Jake Shears is so awesome, and I kind of fancy Ana.
Agreed with all, what a beautiful band.
Even reading this topic makes me I wish I'd taken more time over Scissor Sisters. I think in the same sense as Mr. Mechanical's favourites The Killers, Scissor Sisters first got enormous when I started working for a record store aged around 18. They got played day-in, day-out and it took the shine off Scissor Sisters' eponymous effort (and Hot Fuss, respectively). Since then though, I have had the chance to go back and enjoy a less biased experience.
Mostly thanks to the Party Monster soundtrack, I think It Can't Come Quickly Enough is just painfully lovely to listen to, and definitely the band's best song. I also like that they cover so much ground; well-placed nostalgia, clever evocation of LGBT signature sounds, and the ability to appeal to a wide cross-section of listeners worthy of the sources they take influence from. I also think Ana Matronic and Jake Shears are brilliant larger-than-life characters to have leading a band.
Also, apologies to the SS VEVO, but the audio mix for Any Which Way sounds shitty on there and I want to share the song here, so here's another uploaded version of it:-
That fucking funk.
12-08-2010, 06:46 PM
:D Yesss! I love Any Which Way! The opening line alone kicks so much ass. "Dancin' on the speakers, are you peakin' with the tweakers?" It automatically makes me want to jump up and go clubbing/dancing, and reminds me of my raver days. lol
I must admit that when I first heard Night Work, I didn't know what to think because I was expecting something like they've done before, but after a few listens, it more than grew on me and became my favorite after their self-titled debut album.
My favorite SS songs are: Filthy Gorgeous (delightfully hedonistic), Music is the Victim, Tits on the Radio, Mary, Return to Oz (It's hard for me to listen to this song now though because it meant so much to me and I would play it over and over when I was withdrawing from/quitting meth. Now when I hear it, it makes me think of that time and it's too much to remember), She's My Man, Ooh, The Other Side, Transistor, Night Work, Any Which Way, Harder You Get, Sex and Violence, and Night Life. Lol, I honestly couldn't come up with a shorter list.
S.D. I assume you live in the UK/outside of North America? I really wish they were as big here as they are everywhere else. I think the only time I ever heard of the Sisters before a friend introduced me to them was once when I saw I Don't Feel Like Dancing on a music channel at like 2am. You'd be surprised at how many people have never even heard of them here. It's sad that a band who Bono publicly called "the greatest pop band of our time", and who Paul McCartney asked for the autographs of, is barely given any notice here, and no-talented trash gets all the exposure and success it doesn't deserve.
I hope that opening for Lady Gaga on the next leg of her Monster Tour will open them up to a bigger North American audience, even though it upsets me that they are opening for her and not the other way around, because they outshine her in every aspect of both music and performance. (I'm a fan of both and have seen both live, and Gaga can't come close.)
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