ALBUM ETERNITY RELEASE: MAY 20, 2002
REVIEW: JUNE 24, 2002
only a foreign band can really nurture the dream of America. Sissy Prozac
are Swedes, but the album is a distillate of college film America with
all its imagery. Im struck by the ever present and ever so rebel
without a cause theme, reminding me of Elvis movies and John Waters'
The whole thing, covering Kim Wildes Kids in America,
shamelessly borrowing lines like the futures so bright, I
gotta wear shades and singing about high school beauty queens, sounds
hollow and false like the concept of rebellious rock music rather than
rock itself. But then four of the five members are former classmates of
the actors school in Gothenburg. In other words, Sissy Prozac is
one of those arty conceptual bands formed as a hip hobby for art students
that never really amount to much.
No concept can make up for the lack of good songs, and Sissy Prozac dont
compare favourably to the mass of great Swedish, not to mention international
pop bands. Their blend of college rock, glam and britpop (they say pavement
rather than sidewalk) is decent but nothing special.