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Guitarist Defends Scissor Sisters' Album Artwork

June 17, 2010 09:57:37 GMT

Del Marquis believes the image of a man's clenched bottom can be interpreted into either a homophobia or an art.


Guitarist Defends Scissor Sisters' Album Artwork
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Scissor Sisters star Del Marquis has defended the band's controversial new record sleeve art, insisting it is a "really classic-looking album cover". The group's latest disc, "Night Work", has sparked controversy after the cover shot was revealed as a provocative close-up of a man's clenched bottom - but guitarist Del Marquis is proud of the artwork.

He tells Digital Spy, "I knew that it would invoke different responses from different people. We're a love/hate band - people seem to either vehemently despise us or love us with all their hearts. The way someone reacts to it will tell you a lot about that person."

"People could view it with reactionary homophobia, or they could view it as camp, or high art, or something beautiful. It reminds me of the back of (The Rolling Stones album) Sticky Fingers actually - it's a really classic-looking album cover."

And the star is thrilled to see the image enlarged for the album's advertising campaign: "The cover's been blown up on billboards all over town and it's really exciting for me to be driving through religiously conservative neighbourhoods and seeing this giant gorgeous clenched man's a**!"


 




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posted by aciem88 on Nov 26, 2012
Looks like "Get Lucky" album cover from Loverboy.
posted by please on Jul 04, 2010
Did the Sticky Fingers album cover put you off, too? Grow up. If it was a woman's ass on the cover it wouldn't raise an eyebrow.
posted by radda radda on Jul 02, 2010
It's a shame there wasn't anything deeper or more meaningful in the design other than the blatant "we are gay and this is what gay men like" statement. Mere shock tactics. Yawn.
posted by aha on Jun 17, 2010
"People could view it with reactionary homophobia, or they could view it as camp, or high art, or something beautiful." I find men sexually repulsive, hence I don't like the cover. All men, straight & gay. Doesn't make me homophobic in the least. "It's really exciting for me to be driving through religiously conservative neighbourhoods and seeing this giant gorgeous clenched man's a**!" That right there is typical hypocrisy from the homosexual and liberal communities. Prejudice is prejudice, regardless who is dishing it out and to whom. I wonder: does this make Del religiophobic?

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