Song of the Week – Take Your Mama, Scissor Sisters

Ignored            Obscured             Restored

Today’s SotW was written by my cousin, Mark Vincent.  He has written posts several times before.  He is in the Brooklyn, NY based band, The Occasionalists.

Pride Month is coming to a close, and my Live Karaoke Band is playing an LGBT fundraiser tonight in Brooklyn, at 7:30 PM ET, at littlefield (635 Sackett Street). 

My dad band, The Occasionalists, consists of five middle-aged, straight, white guys, which presents a challenge in creating an appropriate and relevant set list for such an event.  We searched the internet for ideas and stumbled upon my new favorite song (at least for the summer).  Two of my bandmates are musicologists near the level of my cousin Tom, so when neither heard of the Scissor Sisters, I thought I may have met the Obscure requirement to be a SotW.

“Take Your Mama” is a little bit of glam and a lot of classic three-chord rock with a fun groove and a rebellious vibe.  The song celebrates taking the singer’s mother out for a night on the town to see what gay nightlife is all about.  Coming out hasn’t sounded like this much fun since Diana Ross, nearly a quarter century earlier. 

The joy of the song and band is best captured in this live performance — the kind of video you can watch over and over.  Have a great summer.

Enjoy… until next week.

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