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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Spice Girls' Debut Album 'Spice' Is 15 Today

Eff, does this make me feel old: today marks 15 years since the release of Spice Girls' debut LP Spice in the US! I was home from college at my parents' house that early February, on the weekend before my birthday, and dragged my mom to the record store so I could buy the CD. (Actually, I probably made her buy it for me...)

And now, 15 years later, here I am writing up a retrospective piece on the album for Idolator. Here's a bit of it:
"Implicit in its 'ladies first' mantra, 'Wannabe' has the five taking a stand by telling the male object of their collective affection that he’s out the door if their friends don’t approve, and 'if you really bug me then I’ll say goodbye.' Of course, all this female empowerment came courtesy of a pack of carefully choreographed, cleavage- and midriff-baring girls in skintight outfits. (Welcome to the ’90s.)"
You can read the full writeup here. But do so while wearing a Union Jack mini-dress, please.



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