Seemingly inspired by the Bee Gees, Elton John and the gay clubs of their home city, the hip New York City, New York, USA-based Scissor Sisters inadvertently (or otherwise) question accepted definitions of cool. Seemingly without irony or contrariness, band members Paddy Boom (Patrick Seacor, 6 September 1968, USA; drums), Babydaddy (b. Scott Hoffman, 1 September 1976, Lexington, Kentucky, USA; bass/keyboards), Jake Shears (b. Jason Sellards, 3 October 1977, Arizona, USA; vocals), Ana Matronic (b. Ana Lynch, 14 August 1974, Portland, Oregon, USA; vocals) and Del Marquis (b. Derek Gruen, 31 August 1979, New York, USA; guitar) have name checked artists such as Billy Joel, Hall And Oates and Steely Dan, and the quintets second single was, perhaps polemically, a makeover of Pink Floyds Comfortably Numb. The cover version rejected the rock star solipsism of the original in favour of remodelling the song as a hymn to hedonism that more readily...
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