Roger Waters likes "Numb" cover!
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 01 February 2004

New York band Scissor Sisters, who have got into the UK top ten with their "interesting" cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, have been interviewed by the BBC Online website, posted today. "We're not the most conventional rock or pop band," admits lead singer Jake Shears, "We don't look or sound like everything else," adds his multi-instrumental co-founder Babydaddy, "and we have no desire to."

Now is the "perfect moment" for Scissor Sisters' funky and often salacious brand of rock, Shears says. "This is this moment when the freaks can bust the door down and change the way people think about music."

"If we can open up doors for fans to go and buy the records of the people we all love, we'll have an army of listeners to feel in kinship with," says Paddy Boom. They have received "rather sinister" threats from Pink Floyd fans unimpressed by the success of Comfortably Numb.

"It was pretty nasty stuff," says Shears, "but Pink Floyd Publishing told us the band was very pleased with our version. Roger Waters wants a picture disc." "I bet you anything he owns a three-piece white polyester suit and is boogying down to Comfortably Numb, thinking 'wow - I never thought it could sound like this,'" adds Matronic, the female singer in the band.

The full interview can be read here.