Thursday, June 28, 2007
Spice Girls reunion is good news!
We can't fail to mention the return of the Spice Girls, who announced today they're reuniting for 11 concerts around the world in December and January. The shows will be their first concerts since breaking up in 2001, and the first with all five of the original group since Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell quit to pursue a solo career in 1998. In recent years, the misadventures of various members of the group have led to good tabloid laughs-- but it can't be denied: The Spice Girls made two really good albums and a movie that made Tabloid Baby's list of the Top 50 movies of all time before they called it a day (and with Emma Bunton leading the pack, they made some solid solo Europop singles that blast from our iPod).
Back in the mid 90s when Wannabe first hit the charts, the Spice Girls were a breath of comic book fresh air for Britain and pop music together. The producers behind them made them into one of the greatest pop groups of all time (check out their music video compilations).
The Spice Girls ruled! They're up there with Oasis and The Great Escape Blur. And we're glad they're back.