Night Work

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  • This song about getting wrecked on the weekend is the title track from American disco-pop group Scissor Sisters third album. Co-vocalist Jake Shears described it to The Sun as "the ultimate aerobics song" whilst the group's other singer Ana Matronic called it "a song coated in glycerine."
  • Night Work comes packed with sexual innuendo; Shears told Spinner UK about the album: "I think it's our most fun record. It's so over-the-top, a real party album. It's a celebration of sex in a lot of ways, there's all sorts of points of view in there, gay, straight and everything in between. There's a dark streak that runs through it though, if you read between the lines. There's some of the filthiest stuff we've ever written, but we've made it all so everything is innuendo to keep the radio people happy. The album is one ecstatic, joyful, sadistic disco nightmare!"
  • The cover art for Night Work of some taut buttocks sheathed in tights was taken from a shot by Robert Mapplethorpe. The New York photographer was renowned for the frank, homosexual eroticism of some his work, especially his highly stylized black and white photos of naked men.
  • Jake Shears told Q magazine that the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant didn't like the album title. The Scissor front man explained; "He said 'work' had the wrong connotations for a collection of upbeat songs. But in US gay culture it's not to do with working, it's to do with service. It's about having fun and looking good. If you see an amazing drag queen you say, 'Work, mummy!' or 'Work, bitch!'"
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