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Monday, January 12, 2009

Atomic Kitten: The Latest Pop Act To Hop On The Reunion Bandwagon?

Holy Moly! published this hot pic of the Atomic Kitten broads—what they look like now. The site notes the following:
"Amid a mess of hair irons, lip gloss and Top Shop seconds, it looks like the soothsayers were right as Atomic Kitten are close to reforming—but with ALL former members, swelling their poisonous ranks to four people. The original line up of Kerry Katona, Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon could be joined by Jenny Frost (second from left above, who replaced Katona in 2001).

All four members have not exactly set the world alight with their solo efforts and most of them (especially Kerry) are pretty much on the bones of their arse. They have sat green-faced (makes a change from the normal orange) as Take That, the Spice Girls and Boyzone all reformed and rolled about in canals stuffed with cash. Now they want a cut of the action."

I gotta admit, despite my penchant for all things pop, I never paid one iota of attention to these boring ho's.

I do recall when MoogaBoo came to visit in summer 2000, and we went to Virgin Megastore and he bought the "I Want Your Love" CD single on import. I think we were mostly curious because Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark was their manager at the time.

But after their third cover version was foisted onto the public as a single, my eyes rolled so far up into my head, they never actually came back down.

Atomic Kitten always just seemed like the blandest of the bland. Was I completely missing out on something that everyone else was clued into?

All that said, the one on the far left kinda looks like Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler, so I just might be persuaded to get on board for this reunion.



  • At 11:27 PM, Blogger John said…

    That's Mickey Rourke? I thought it was Chastity Bono. My bad.

  • At 2:22 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    aw, they were incredibly rubbish really, but Be With You (Sophie Ellis B-esque pop) and Last Goodbye were quite nice. no need for a reunion though. 'specially with the katona. she wasn't even in it when they were properly famous!

  • At 7:47 AM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    It was the success of "Whole Again" that ultimately made them so bland. They started off so well with "Right Now", "See Ya", "I Want Your Love" and "Follow Me".. but none of them were the massive hits they deserved to be. Then along came the ballad-by-numbers and bye-bye went the classy pop...

  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I think it was the cover of "Eternal Flame" that doused any flames of interest on my part.

    Although, there was a nice remix of "Love Doesn't Have to Hurt," penned by none other than Bangles flopstress Susannah Hoffs.

  • At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Rob said…

    I'm ashamed to admit I liked a few AK songs. They're pretty council-girl, but some of the later songs (like Nothing In The World and Be With You) were catchy. They did a number of mid-tempo ballads that were good. But the covers of Ladies Night and Eternal Flame were horrendous.

    Did you know the man behind all the "magic" was Andy McClusky from OMD.

  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Rob, I did, indeed! Hence the line, "I think we were mostly curious because Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark was their manager at the time." :P

    Moog, I think the only song of theirs I ever had in my collection was "Eternal Flame," which you put on a mix in 2001.

    Mr. Brady, YES, then they got all "sexy" and ballad-y/watered down.

    Paul, yeah, their reunion seems about as necessary as the Boyzone one.

    John, Chastity Bono/Steven Cojocaro/Mickey Rourke...one and the same?

  • At 1:09 PM, OpenID troystar said…

    I loved the Kittens, there were as good as any of the other Brit girl groups (Sugababes, Girls Aloud)I prefered them, there's no need for Katona she left before they really took off or got started.

  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Aww, I love Atomic Kitten. Yes, their MOR covers were so unnecessary, but I guess the record companies were just starting to get desperate (around the time of the massive momentum in decline of single sales). I did love Someone Like Me (I think it was album-only) as well as Strangers (another album-only)

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