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Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

by | 1st, June 2005

‘THE report of the Spice Girls’ death has been greatly exaggerated.

There are only two people in a marriage

Yesterday’s Mirror did not produce pictures of the Queen’s Own Atomic Kittens or the First Armoured Girls Aloud torturing the Spices in the back of a truck, but the paper did say that the band had been deemed too “plastic” for Live Aid II.

They would not be performing in the biggest music event of the century.

Today we know that to be less than the full truth. Just listen to Bob Geldof speaking to the Mail: “I spoke to them [Spices] this morning and it’s looking good that they will be there.”

He goes on: “There’s a lot of stuff they have got to sort through…There are only two people in a marriage, remember – but five in a band.”

Unless, of course, the Girls are in a polygamous marriage, which opens up an altogether different debate, and makes us wonder which one, if any, is the man of the outfit. (Answers on a shell suit to the usual address.)

And then there is the none too small matter of an affair, which would make three in a marriage, or given the hedonistic nature of pop stars’ lives, four, five or six.

We are unable to name many of Halliwell’s lovers, but the one called Ginger did leave the band to flirt with a solo career.

It was an affair that gave birth to a bastard music of sorts, and she has enjoyed the most No.1s of any member

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