The purchase of the spangly daisy top got me on a Shampoo kick – and since my last one, some magical being has created a Tumblr all about Jacqui and Carrie!
I know it’s trite to say you love Shampoo, but honestly, I was obsessed. I liked them even more than Kenickie, and that’s saying something.
I had a ring binder, somewhat like a press clippings folder, where I gathered every interview with them I could find. During my pre- and teenage years, I got NME, Smash Hits. TOTP mag, Melody Maker, Q, Just Seventeen, More!… god, what else? All of them. Anything they could be in, because I couldn’t miss pictures of Jacqui and Carrie. I worshiped them and everything they wore, said and did. In fact, I think I only got in to the Manic Street Preachers because they liked them. I videod their appearances on the Big Breakfast, the Pepsi Chart Show, TFI Friday, I taped their backstage interviews on that show they used to do on Radio 1 live from backstage at TOTP… Smash Hits once did this ace feature where they wrote out what various popstars had as their voicemails. How I wished for an answering machine so I could have the same message at them!
You get the point. Here are the pictures. ALL via the amazing amazing amazing Wash & Go-Go!
My kingdom for a Girl Power knuckle ring! I would have killed for these. Around the same time, I would have killed for X Girl clothing. How I remember going on holiday in the US and discovering that X Girl was beyond the budget of my spending money.
I love this young picture! 100% remember wanting a Dolly Bird t-shirt.
The classic. What a brilliant cover.
Let’s talk about both of these outfits. God TOTP mag was brilliant, can’t imagine today’s equivalent referring to a band as ‘scrubbers from suburbia’.
Viva las megababes indeed.
Thia interview was one of my favourite things in my press folder. It talks about them getting Mark Owen t-shirts printed – I loved the fact they made it OK for me to like Take That and them. In that picture of them hanging off the bus, Carrie had the most perfect pale pink maxi tube skirt. It still haunts my memory.