Monday, October 02, 2006
Scissor Sister Album Pulled In States
Due to WAK JOB Jim Litwak
While Scissor Sisters’ new album is taking the United Kingdom by storm, the band is now hard at work trying to light a fire under the U.S. sales, having kicked off the North American leg of its tour last week in Los Angeles. But one company of retailers won’t be giving the Sisters any help. Last month front man Jake Shears blasted retailer FYE at the National Association of Recording Merchandisers convention after going into an FYE store to buy the new Raconteurs album hours before and being charged $20. He then used his speech to rebuke FYE bigwigs for their high prices, and now the chain, run by Trans World, and which also owns Sam Goody, Strawberries, Wherehouse, Specs, and Coconuts stores, has pulled copies of Scissor Sisters’ new record, Ta-Dah, from more than 1,100 American stores, according to MTV News. Jake has a point: Ta-Dah was selling at FYE for an extortion-like price of $28.99. While Trans World president Jim Litwak tells MTV the company is still waiting for an apology, but Shears says, “Our hands are up in the air, and there’s no rhyme or reason in this country when it comes to music. And this gives you an idea of the iron curtain that's really going on. We've sort of just decided to work really hard and see what happens.”
Right on JAKE!! Stand your ground !!!- Your music will sell no matter what! It will spread like wildfire now how much a fuck wad Jim Litwak is and Trans World as a company!