The Scissor Girls

Profile:
The Scissor Girls were a Chicago no wave band formed by Azita Youssefi, Sue Anne Zollinger, and Heather Melowic in 1991. The idea to form the group was conceived during the late eighties by Azita Youssefi and Heather Melowic while they were living in their hometown of Washington, DC. In 1989, after moving to Chicago to attend the Art Institute of Chicago, Youssefi met guitarist Sue Anne Zollinger who, following the addition of Heather Melowic on drums, agreed to join the trio. The original lineup of the band included of Azita Youssefi on bass and vocals, Sue Anne Zollinger on guitar, and Heather Melowic on drums.

The Scissor Girls' live performances were highly theatrical and the group's members often dressed in bizarre homemade costumes ranging from Catholic schoolgirl uniforms, to clothes made of bubble wrap and duct tape.

The group recorded and released a number of indie singles as well as two full-length albums with their original lineup before guitarist Sue Anne Zollinger chose to leave. In 1994, Zollinger's roommate, guitarist Kelly Kuvo, became Zollinger's permanent replacement. After Kuvo's induction into the band, the group released two singles and an EP, before they were forced to disband due to financial issues, leaving a third full-length album unfinished in the studio. In 1997, following the band's breakup, a singles compilation was released by Atavistic Records. Melowic moved on to join Lake Of Dracula and Youseffi formed Bride Of No No.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

Albums

MA13 The Scissor Girls - To: The Imaginary Layer On Skeletons album art The Scissor Girls To: The Imaginary Layer On Skeletons (Album) The Making of Americans MA13 US 1994 Sell This Version
ALP63LP The Scissor Girls - We People Space With Phantoms album art The Scissor Girls We People Space With Phantoms (Album) Atavistic ALP63LP US 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GSX 431 The Scissor Girls - Phy, Diablo! album art The Scissor Girls Phy, Diablo! MonkeyTech GSX 431 US 1993 Sell This Version
SG 002 The Scissor Girls - SGs New Tactical Outline, Sec I album art The Scissor Girls SGs New Tactical Outline, Sec I(7") SG Research SG 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
SGR003 The Scissor Girls - SGs New Tactical Outline, Sec II album art The Scissor Girls SGs New Tactical Outline, Sec II(7") SG Research SGR003 US 1995 Sell This Version
007, none The Scissor Girls - S-T-A-T-I-C-L-A-N-D album art The Scissor Girls S-T-A-T-I-C-L-A-N-D(10") Load Records, SG Research 007, none US 1996 Sell This Version
JABS-04 The Scissor Girls - The Scissor Girls album art The Scissor Girls The Scissor Girls (EP) Jabs (2) JABS-04 US 2020 Sell This Version

Compilations

ALP88CD The Scissor Girls - Here Is The "Is-Not" album art The Scissor Girls Here Is The "Is-Not"(CD, Comp) Atavistic ALP88CD US 1997 Sell This Version

Videos

SL15 The Scissor Girls - SG DVD album art The Scissor Girls SG DVD(DVDr, DVD-V, jew) Savage Land SL15 France 2011 Sell This Version