Its time for the GIRLS ALOUD thread!!!!

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    Jun 12, 2008 10:31 PM GMT
    this thread was way overdue...at least i dont think there has been one on this before...has there?? anyway this is for lovers of the best girl group going...they (well, their producers Xenomania and Girls Aloud) make genuinely good pop songs that have recieved critical acclaim in England and have broken a few records in their 5 and a half years. they have certainly not sold as much as the spice girls or been as global but their music is considered far superior and they are successful in time when indie, rock and 'alternative' rules.

    anyway i absolutely adore them, the music and their personalities. i pulled this from their webiste, its their manifesto or biography or something.......

    ''They call it manufactured pop, as if that were something to be ashamed of - but we are a manufacturing country. Down our conveyor belts come cars, and shoes, and biscuits, and guns, and pop bands. Useful things and beautiful things. Things that make us go faster, and things that make us feel like we are going faster. Things that we love passionately for a day, and then throw away, and things that we love passionately for a day, and then keep forever.
    Being able to plan for and make our necessary things - instead of relying on accidents, or nature, to supply them - is one of the first signs that a society has achieved civilization. And what could be more necessary than pop? What else should we aim to pump out in such greedy, thrilling, giddying amounts?
    The factory is a democratic place. Sometimes, the people working on the floor come cruising in on a Monday morning, still wearing Saturday night’s make-up and Sunday morning’s smile, and say, “Sod this.” They pull off their hair-nets, and jump on the conveyor belt themselves. They announce that they are pop stars, now. They make a band.
    That’s allowed, in the factory, because we are a manufacturing country, and that means we are also allowed to manufacture ourselves. We are allowed to change our futures. We are Girls Aloud.
    And in the band we manufacture, we don’t have to smile, if we don’t want to. We won’t have dance routines that ruin our hair. We don’t sing songs where we pretend that we’re scared, or that we can’t run in our heels, or that we don’t know exactly what we want. We don’t need no beauty sleep. We think you’re off your head. We text as we eat. We flirt while we work. We flick our finger at the world below. If we’d know, or if we’d cared, we would have stood around in the kitchen in our underwear.
    When Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road in 1957, he said the people he loved the most were the Fabulous Yellow Roman Candles, who were mad to live, mad to talk, . We saw it on a t-shirt once. But anyone who was mad to live wouldn’t want to be a Roman Candle. Roman Candles are the rubbish ones. They’re over in thirty seconds. They don’t even spin, or fly. If we were a firework, we’d be a limousine full of dynamite. And we’d put the fire out with vodka. If we could be bothered.
    If you know someone who sounds like us, we’ll give you a tenner. If you like someone better than us, frankly, we don’t care. We’re Girls Aloud. We’re Made In Britain''.


    I think thats funny anyway, some might not get the humour. anyway they do write some of their own music and have an input in what they do and they did come out of a reality show back in 2002 so fair play to em!


    so lets start a thread to talk about em and discuss the music and hopefully introduce a few people to their greatness!



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    Jun 13, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    Let's do this!!
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    Jun 13, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    I've been hooked on their music ever since "The Show." I'd watch that music video ALL the time.

    And I'm still hooked, and their music always kicks ass.

    Can't Speak French is sooooo good.

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    Jun 13, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    Favorite girl groups:

    The Shirelles
    The Supremes (but only with Florence Ballard)
    The Ronettes
    The Three Degrees
    Heart
    Indigo Girls

    Favorite female singers:
    Dusty Springfield
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Rosemary Clooney (but only the later jazz years)
    Ethel Waters (the early jazz stuff, not the later gospel drek)
    Alberta Hunter
    Blossom Dearie
    Judy Collins
    Joni Mitchell
    Joan Baez
    Maria Muldaur
    Bette Midler
    Cher (of course)
    Barbra Streisand (so sue me)
    Debbie Harry
    Laura Branigan
    Kim Carnes
    Joan Jett
    Annie Lennox
    Josephine Baker
    Melanie
    Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Tyler
    Edith Piaf

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    Jun 13, 2008 11:02 AM GMT
    I love Girls Aloud.

    Something Kinda Ooooh Something Kinda Ooooh Something Kinda Ooooh Something Kinda Ooooh Something Kinda Ooooh

    However, I'm not keen on their use of the Oxford comma in their press release. Bad girls.
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    Jun 13, 2008 11:24 PM GMT
    yeah its a pity they're not bigger in america and stuff, sound of the underground still sounds good nearly six years later!