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Friday, June 11

FOP REMEMBERS: GIRLS@PLAY



Girls@Play were simply fantastic. We DARE you to disagree.

* They had a nice little song called "Airhead" that went "Pretty face! Head full of hair air!".
* They all had "professional" characters! These were not very convincing (specially the "businesswoman" one, who was made to wear a midriff-revealing top, with a business suit sort of outfit. Then in the video, it's as though someone realised halfway through that she didn't really look like a businesswoman at all, so they made her pretend at least 4 times to be talking importantly on a mobile phone, while miming her bit.
* They did a cover of "Respectable" that, to be quite honest, we have never heard.
* Then it was suddenly all over, for The @Play.

One of the best things about them is the following, from a Girls@Play website. There is considerable, unexpected poignancy in this sad little timeline.


New British girl group Girls@Play are the latest act to emerge from the Stock & Aitken stable of artists.

They are Vicky - the cowgirl, Rita - the mechanic, Lynsey the traffic cop,
Lisa-Jay - the executive and Shelly - the pilot.


The above is followed IMMEDIATELY by this shocking/hilarious development:

Girls@Play have decided to split up. After two singles and three years of promoting, Girls@Play have decided to go their separate ways.

The funniest bit of this is the use of the word "decided". As though a peak chart position of number 18 had nothing at all to do with it.

2 Comments:

At 4:05 pm, Blogger Crystal Gallagher-Starr said...

I thought the best bit was that the first three were Cowboy, Mechanic and Cop.

I think Stu needs to manage a girlband.

 
At 6:07 pm, Blogger Lee said...

Although I do mourn the @Play, my heart was ripped out by the disbanding of Girl Thing. 'Girls on Top' - possibly a homage to the quietly unhilarious French and Saunders show - was one of the best records of the last five years. And featured them appearing to be set on fire during the video. While holding hair dryers.

Bliss.

 

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