Monday, December 12, 2011

Spice Girls Revisited (Wannabe: How the Spice Girls Reinvented Pop Fame) (David Sinclair)

Spice Girls Revisited (Wannabe: How the Spice Girls Reinvented Pop Fame)
David Sinclair

Blurb: The Spice Girls phenomenon was a genuine pop music landmark. No group since The Beatles had commanded as much media attention. Ginger, Baby, Posh, Sporty and Scary became international stars and, whether they were adored or ridiculed, they became the ultimate expression of global media fame in the Nineties.

Their 2007/8 reunion world tour reminds us that even in the first flush of fame these five young women always depended heavily on the coordinated efforts of managers, songwriters, production teams, marketing managers, A&R men, lawyers and record executives. In this edition of David Sinclair's much-praised book even their manager Simon Fuller adds his thoughts to the revelations of others from The Spice Girls' support machine to give a complete indsiders' version of events.

The author was a close observer of the Spice Girls in their heyday and beyond. Writing for The Times in London he met and interviewed them all in the course of reporting on their many highly publicised adventures. His vivd account of their extraordinary story explodes numerous myths as he analyses their unique appeal and places their achievements in the broader context of late 20th century popular culture.

David Sinclair became pop critic at The Times in 1985 and has contributed to Kerrang!, Q magazine, Billboard and Rolling Stone.

ISBN: 9781846090684 (Paperback)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Pages: 324 (Non-Fiction)


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