Their 1996 debut full-length album was Statutory Grape and was produced by Mickey P. Original synth player and backing vocalist Lisa Papineau left the band partway through recording the debut album to pursue a major label deal with her other band, Pet, and was replaced by Mary Ellen Mason. Sugar Fix Recordings released this CD, which was named after a Mopar paint color from the 1950's and featured a purple target on the cover. Sissy Bar played at South by Southwest, North by Northwest and Poptopia in support of this album and gained in notoriety.
They played with artists including Sukia, Tsunami, and The Dirty Three and were part of the "Silverlake Scene" that spawned artists such as Beck, Geraldine Fibbers and Possum Dixon. They competed (tongue-in-cheek) in a Battle of the Bands that offered a major label deal to the winner, and narrowly lost to Save Ferris. Sissy Bar's style varies because they "play whatever they feel like". Joy Ray describes their songs as "cute". One of their songs, "Bellman" featured on 1996 compilation album, Pop American Style. Another, "Trailer Song" featured on the soundtrack of 1999 comedy film But I'm a Cheerleader. Discography Magic Bunny EP (1995) - Love Kit Statutory Grape (1996) - Sugar Fix Songs for Peeps (1999) - Moo-Tron References ^ a b Epstein, Dan (1999-06-02), "Rock Candy Rock", LA Weekly, retrieved 2007-07-14 ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Sissy Bar Biography".
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