Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters (Polydor) Taking their name from one of the many ways in which lesbian lovers, er, express themselves, the ambi-sexual Scissor Sisters have emerged pouting from Brooklyn's seamy underbelly. And if the salivating praise heaped on them is to be believed, they can, indeed, cut it, too. Despite their cool hipness and band members with names such as Babydaddy, Ana Matronic and Del Marquis, the music is a curious coming together of Madman Across the River-era Elton John, some Billy Joel, B52s and, if anyone remembers them, Dollar. Singer Jake Shears is a vocal chameleon, and possesses a falsetto so tight in the trouser department that it would have the Bee Gees adjusting their belts. Take Your Mama looks at the tribulations of coming out, in which Shears, in his best Honky Cat Elton John, concludes that the best way around it is to simply whisk mum off to the gay club and 'drink cheap champagne'. That's followed by a cheeky cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, which wraps the original's wallowing in a polyester pants suit and celebrates the chemically altered giddiness of it all. The Scissors balance precariously between gimmick and quality writing, and it just about comes off - most notably on the closer, Return to Oz, which apparently laments crystal meth's scourge on the gay scene. 'Is this the return to Oz?' asks Shears. 'The grass is dead/ The Gold is Brown ... What once was Emerald City's/ Now a crystal town.'