Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Scissor Sisters

The Scissor Sisters' original name was Dead Lesbian and the Fibrillating Scissor Sisters. While the longer name certainly produces quite a mental picture, the shorter name is much better. It's fun to say and your parents probably won't get the sexual reference (though to be fair, I didn't either until I researched it).

The Scissor Sisters have something else going for them: a well-designed logo, which appears above. Not too many bands have logos, and I think that is a mistake. For one thing, a logo probably helps move merchandise. At their recent concert, the merch stand had a full line of logo-ed products, including earrings and a vinyl pillow whose purpose I am afraid to guess at. My group kept our eyes on an older (sixty-ish) couple in the balcony who had a logo-ed poster with them. They looked bored or uncomfortable until the show started, at which point they nodded their heads to a few of the songs. We figured they were related to the band, but it was the kind of show that was fun for all ages. Or perhaps I should say for all those old enough to buy tickets to an R-rated movie, because some elements of the show were pretty risque. But as band member Ana Matronic commented, what do you expect from a band named after a lesbian sexual position?

Scissor Sisters: 8.8


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