I don’t know about you, but i’m sick to death of celebrity culture. Sick of hearing about Jordan and Pete, Posh and Becks…I culd go on, but i can feel my blood pressure rising already…
Back in 1996, the Spice Girls came along. They were fun, if completely packaged. Then again, even the Fall employ (or employed) a stylist, and the Beatles didn’t choose to wear those Pierre Cardin suits themselves, so it was hardly new in the music business. Hell, the Spice girls even made the cover of the NME.
Not everyone was a fan. Including four girls from Reading, who obviously did have a clue about a) punk rock and b) what it means to be female. The Period Pains released one single ‘Spice Girls (Who Do you Think You Are?)’ which was played by John Peel and Steve Lamacq, reaching no.87 in the charts and no.4 in Peel’s Festive Fifty of that year. A five track EP entitled the BBC Sessions appeared in 1999, and that was yer lot. Singer Chloe Alper now plays with Pure Reason Revolution.
Period Pains -‘Heroes.’ mp3 (No, not the Bowie song)