Monday, February 02, 2009

Do the Strand

Song: Do the Strand
Artist: Scissor Sisters
Album: Heroes

While we wait eagerly for the new Scissor Sisters album, we can be held over with a new track, a cover of the Roxy Music song “Do the Strand” which is being released off the latest War Child compilation entitled “Heroes.” War Child is a non-profit British organization that sends assistance to children in war torn or post-war areas. This is the fourth compilation the charity has released with “Heroes” being comprised exclusively of covers. Other artists contributing to the album include Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen, Hot Chip, Rufus Wainwright, TV on the Radio, and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s.

The Sisters take Roxy Music’s glam-tastic “Do the Strand” add a Giorgio Moroder style beat and Jake’s falsetto for some serious dancefloor sexiness. The song fits in well with what I heard when they played new material at their secret shows back in October. A bit more 80’s than their “Ta-dah” material, with horns that are VERY 80’s. Funny though, since their shows the Killers released “Day & Age” which has a very similar sound, is this a trend?

I half remember talk from the band they were working with Brian Ferry of Roxy Music during “Ta-dah,” don’t know if that came to fruition and if it will be on the new album. I know that Kylie is a rumored collaborator… and actually come to think of it, could they have influenced her to cover “Love is the Drug” (another Roxy song) for the last BBC 1 compilation, or vice versa? Hmmm.

The entire “Heroes” track list looks really great, I think it will be a phenomenal album.


Roxy Music – Do the Strand

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