Music: Out on the Camp Trail

The Scissor Sisters have a secret. It's not that their songs have a gay theme. It's that they're pop prodigies

The Scissor Sisters are an American band, but their self-titled debut album came out in Europe almost six months before its arrival in the U.S. Why the delay? You get the feeling that the Scissor Sisters' record company, Universal, was a little nervous about how audiences Stateside might react to these five flamboyant New Yorkers. Never mind that the band's name was inspired by a lesbian sexual position or that lead singer Jake Shears used to perform in drag shows going by a name in excruciatingly bad taste. The Scissor Sisters are the first band in the history of the world...

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