13 April 2014

SISSY BAR Songs for Peeps 1999

by request


Artist Biography by

Statutory Grape
The childlike lo-fi pop sextet Sissy Bar formed in 1994 when the core duo of singer Joy Ray and guitarist Courtney Holt -- the son of Will Holt, the author of the Peter, Paul and Mary hit "Lemon Tree" -- delivered an impromptu performance at a friend's party in Los Angeles. After enlisting banjo player Brad Kluck, bassist Anne Kadrovich, keyboardist Mary Ellen Mason, and drummer Patrick Simpson, the group began honing a sound built around Holt's mandate that the members play whatever they feel like, resulting in an off-kilter fusion of country, new wave, and waltz music. In 1996, Sissy Bar issued their debut LP, Statutory Grape, a record highlighted by the band's odd cover of Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Gin and Juice," later sampled by members of the Dogg Pound posse. Songs for Peeps followed in 1999. 


IHateThe90s said...


IHateThe90s said...

Kind of uncanny that you posted this today. I spent a good chunk of the morning trying to remember the artist and title of a song I put on an old mix tape. I eventually remembered that it was from the Pop American Style compilation and figured out it was Sissy Bar! Very cool to be hearing so much more of their stuff now.