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“Four HOT chicks from Brooklyn who would do anything for a record deal. They didn’t have to, go figure.”[/mpc_testimonial]
The SISTERS GRIMM were twin sisters Marissa and Victoria Stern, from Brooklyn, NY. What they may have lacked in musicianship, they more than made up in their enthusiasm. Dressing like they just walked out of a DAVID BOWIE concert circa 1973, they embraced not only the style of the ’70’s, but also the pop songs of that era. With such songs as” “Pretty Clothes“, “Mother Sings McCartney“, “I Hate My Boyfriend” and others, the Sister’s wrote songs that also showed their knowledge and love of pop culture.
The first time I heard of the Sister’s is when Joe mentioned them to me after attending the CRUCIAL BARBECUE Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Joe and I had plans on going to the festival for weeks, not only were we “scouting” for talent for the label, but film the whole event for a potential video release. Lots of bands were going to play (can’t remember them all, will post when I upload the flyer), but the likes of SOUND BITE HOUSE, TREE, HELLBENDER, CASUALTIES, BLANKS 77, and more . I still have the videos, so maybe it will see the light of day sometime, always need a new project to work on. Anyway, well the day before the gig, I had 2 wisdom teeth removed, and obviously was in no shape to go.
As I said, Joe attended alone that night. And when he called me the next day, he was ecstatic! Knowing what I like musically and knowing we needed a band with an “image”, he screamed ” I found the band we’re looking for!”. After telling me about them, I had to find out who these girls were. And after months of looking, listening to OPEC SID for gigs they may had, and telling mutual friends I wanted to talk to them, I finally met them as we were both walking out of CBGB’s one night. And after talking for a couple days, we got them to commit to at least one 7″ record. I planned on doing more with them, I even had a Saturday morning cartoon and other mass merchandising in the back of my mind!
When it came time to do the record, all I will say is they were quite a handful. From insisting on a contract to a group photo shoot in Central Park, from their insistence on the B-Side “Victory” to their lack of musicianship, it was the most difficult band the label worked with.[/tabitem] [tabitem]
“Pretty Clothes” b/w “Victory” 7″ Vinyl
(Would Have Been An Edition of 1000, 250 On Red, White & Blue Vinyl)
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