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Friday, August 04, 2006

Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"

Those familiar with my past music-related activities might be surprised to see the Scissor Sisters as my first music recommendation on this blog, but they've actually been a a guilty pleasure of mine ever since I first heard their wonderfully over-the-top cover of "Comfortably Numb".

I've been anxiously awaiting their upcoming second album, Ta Dah, and I recently stumbled across a leak of the first single, "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'". Like much of the first album, this track is an unabashed throwback to the heyday of disco when it crossed into the mainstream and cross-bred with rock and pop. Elton John participates on this track in some way, and his influence definitely shows - imagine a late 70s collaboration between John and the Bee Gees, and you'll have some idea what this sounds like. It's campy, cheesy, and catchy as hell, and I'm loving it!

The big question, though, is what beer goes best with the Scissor Sisters? Well, you'll probably want something fruity and fun, but with a bit of a bite to it as well. From stuff I've tasted recently, I'd have to suggest St. Louis Premium Kriek, which has the candy and cough drop notes that you'd expect from a sweetened cherry lambic, but with a mild & pleasant tart funkiness in the finish. Sweet and funky - a perfect match!

4 comments:

GenX at 40 said...

That is a perfect choice. I would add that at 3.2% it adds the illusion of cheery unendingness, one element of the disco era which was then shattered by advent of the punk of my youth and its concurrent lessons on the reality of sin - due as much to the association with boilermakers made from Tenpenny ale from Moosehead laced with cheap rye as the lyrics of the Ramones and the Stranglers.

Je5 said...

Nice combo Greg!

Greg Clow said...

Nice analogies, Alan. I wish I'd thought of them.

GenX at 40 said...

I had more of the St. Louis last night and can't get over the value. A litre for $7.95 or so. Even if one is addicted to the sour Belgians, you have to admit this is one of the best sweets. Like good dessert wines from the Mediterranian or non-bone dry sparkling wines, beers like this (as with sweet stouts) deserve more respect.

I better take some saucy beer porn shots of the brew for a post later today. I can't keep leaving all my good lines around here.