Pale Wire (Popscene)

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Write Your Mama Up

The SOMB's Scott Plagenhoef had an interview with the Scissor Sisters in the Tribune's Friday section. I didn't even see the damn thing until today. It's pretty choice. Click here to read.

At some point over the past few decades, "pop" became a dirty word in American music. Once a catch-all term for melodic, hook-filled songs, pop is instead now synonymous with the mechanisms of the music industry, Svengalis, and vacuous teens. That's a situation that the Scissor Sisters--a four-man, one-woman New York-based group--aim to change. And on the evidence of their self-titled debut album and spirited live show they're doing quite a fine job, oscillating between seemingly opposite ends of the '70s pop spectrum--Top 40 MOR and disco--with flamboyant panache and sophisticated elegance.