If you thought The Scissor Sisters were nothing but totally superficial fame-whores in sequins and feathers, it turns out you're, well... sort of wrong. I'm sure I'm as surprised to report as you are to read that the queertastic post-disco (watch me make up genres on the fly like it ain't no thang) group have taken Trans World to task. The Scissor Sisters apparently denounced Trans World subsidiary FYE's ludicrously high pricing at the recent NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) conference. I admit it — I like this band. They're not even a guilty pleasure. I listen to them and dance around in my pajamas, okay? Are you happy?? Anyway, um... I guess my point was that even though, unlike many of you out there, I have absolutely no problem with The Scissor Sisters, I'm still surprised that they care at all about something remotely political.
Anyway, after the band's disparaging comments about FYE's high pricing, the corporation, which owns enough chain music and video retailers to make your head spin, has decided it's going to boycott The Scissor Sisters. So if you want a copy of the band's new album, Ta Dah! (Universal), I would suggest avoiding just about every music store chain you can possibly imagine. I mean, I generally suggest that anyway, but this time, if you go to look for the new Scissor Sisters album, it's just not going to be there. And if you go there in search of that rare Nurse With Wound limited-edition, import-only LP... well, you're just foolish.
By the way — if you're in New England, you're not only freezing cold right now, you're in luck... if you like The Scissor Sisters, anyway. Coolfer reports that Mike Deese, of the imitable northeastern music mini-chain Newbury Comics, has vowed to step up promotion of Ta Dah! by giving the album plenty of in-store play. And just in case you don't believe that this guy is as a big of a music nerd as you are, he offers the following quote: "This reminds me of when Strawberries pulled Hüsker Dü for a YEAR for doing a Newbury in-store 20 years ago." God, I loved Newbury Comics when I was in high school. Can I just say that? I'm not even on their payroll, but they can totally send me free shit if they feel like it. Just sayin'.
Trans World contraband tracklisting:
1. I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
2. She's My Man
3. I Can't Decide
5. Land of a Thousand Words
7. Kiss You Off
9. Paul McCartney
10. The Other Side
11. Might Tell You Tonight
12. Everybody Wants the Same Thing