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Comfortably Numb cover expected to debut at number 1 Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 01 January 2004

The New York band Scissor Sisters release their second single, an electro-pop cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, on January 19th. Already getting plenty of airplay, it is strongly tipped to enter the UK singles charts at number one, and their singer has been talking about his love of Pink Floyd...

Seen as one of the big new acts of 2004, they are interviewed at length in today's T2 Arts section of The Times newspaper in the UK, which has a large picture of them on the centre-spread. The band have already become well known due to their outrageous stage outfits — most of them designed by Kylie Minogue's dressmaker — and songs that had soundtracked catwalk shows by Vivienne Westwood and Balenciaga.

Of their new single, singer Jake Shears, 24, said: "I'm a big Pink Floyd fan, although I think they'll hate what we've done to their song. I know Dave Gilmour has heard our version of Comfortably Numb, but no one will tell me what he thought, which doesn't bode well. I'm their biggest fan. I treated their song with the utmost respect. I know our version is slightly silly, but honestly, it's not supposed to be a joke."

You can make up your own minds by clicking here to hear the track:

REAL AUDIO version  or  MP3 version

At the very least, it should encourage a whole new generation to discover and explore the Floyd back catalogue! The release will feature four takes on the track, including a remix by Fatboy Slim, and an acapella version.

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