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This is one of the best videos I've ever seen. I caught it on their website at 4am about week ago and have been telling everyone to see it. I can't wait to see them in concert again whenever they play NYC again.

Posted by Linh | November 27, 2006 7:24 PM

Sweet! You've made the decision for me.
I must see the new James Bond tomorrow!

Posted by laurie | November 27, 2006 11:48 PM

One trick ponies. As for Savage, being a middle age groupie isn't big, clever or attractive. Nor is bombarding us with Scissor Sissies week, after week, after week.

Posted by Woody | November 28, 2006 4:15 AM

Their live show in NY was a blast, but I don't think this newest album is as good as they've done, not by a long shot. I was loving on the whole art-directed-and-professionally-dressed thing that consumes them, until it reminded me of Dee-Lite. Whatever happened to them?

Posted by Boomer | November 28, 2006 7:25 AM

Awwww, you guys are sounding like Debbeie Downer. Try humming the tune "The Spy Who Loved Me", it might make you feel better and more openminded!

Dee-Lite broke up ages ago, and then the singer lost big in a lawsuit.

Posted by laurie | November 28, 2006 8:23 AM

hey woody @ 3:

one trick pony? let's see. 2 Uk #1 albums. 5 top 20 singles, all of which sound different, one to the other, sold out world tours ending in wembly. guest perfomances with everyone from debbie harry, elton john, franz ferdinand, to post-op pete burns and pet shop boys and other wacko's like van dyke parks. productions work for bryan ferry and kylie. remix's by linus loves and stuart price. doesn't sound like a one trick pony to me.

you aren't a member of oasis perchance? sounds like your a little jealous.

what's bad about being middle aged and into pop?

woody, you sound like a poor indie band member from the area, still looking for your big break. too bad for you. your rant shows you as completely unoriginal, which i'm sure, is just how you like to play, and listen to your music.

Posted by terry miller | November 28, 2006 9:31 AM

i'm just stunned that savage likes something musically that isn't a show tune...

woody, is a dolt...dude, just be happy that there aren't 40somethings on here addicted to fuckin' '80's music...(shudders)

Posted by michael strangeways | November 28, 2006 9:54 AM

It's not bad. Sounds like Electric Light Orchestra to me. Seventies, not eighties. Unless it's Wham!, but those chords are definitely ELO (i.e., third-generation Beatles). There are worse things to be, but I'll take the Baskervilles anyday.

Posted by Fnarf | November 28, 2006 10:05 AM

I hear ya Strangeways re: Savage, but but this song is essentially a showtune, both in video form and the subject of the video. I like the song. The fact that Dan is branching away from traditional showtunes is encouraging. Now, if he could begin listening to a couple of Christopher Delaurenti's excellent picks, I'd head home early today blaming the weather.

Posted by Experience Music | November 28, 2006 10:16 AM

Uh... Woody? I've written 1323 posts since Slog launched and of that number a grand total of 6 of my posts have been about Scissor Sisters. Am I a groupie? Sure, I suppose, but I'd characterize myself as more of a proud older brother. Whichever it is, though, I'd hardly say I've been abusing Slog with tons of posts about the Scissor Sisters.

As for my musical tastes, I like musicals. Guilty as charged—have I ever tried to hide it? But I've always liked theatrical pop. I've got Dresden Dolls on my iTunes, along with some Strokes, Rufus Wainwright, the Cardigans, Elton John, Beach Boys, the Beatles, Vicki Carr, Elvis Costello, Eydie Gorme, Kirsty MacColl, Linda Rondstandt, the Scissor Sisters, and Perry Como.

Oh, and tons of Sondheim, of course.

Posted by Dan Savage | November 28, 2006 11:01 AM

Savage, I had no idea about Elvis Costello. There's hope for you yet.

Posted by Hannah Levin | November 28, 2006 11:04 AM

Just two songs: "Tramp the Dirt Down," and "God's Comic."

Posted by Dan Savage | November 28, 2006 11:31 AM

That video was great. The concept was really well executed. The song was just barely ELO enough to keep me watching, but a little to George Michael-ish to make me a fan of their music. Still, I've know Jason since he was in high school and it's great to see him doing something he loves so well.

Posted by Dougsf | November 28, 2006 4:06 PM

Oh, and regarding Elvis Costello - that fucker is lucky he wasn't living in the age of Youtube that Michael Richards is today when he was shooting his mouth off.

Posted by Dougsf | November 28, 2006 4:09 PM

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