Over the past few months we’ve been casting our thoughts back to the good old days, when our only responsibilities where menial tasks around the house; cleaning up the dog poo, sweeping the driveway, etc. We’ve used Retro Tuesday to escape to a better time. A time we wanted to go quickly so we could be adults and do what we want. If only we’d known. Today I thought we would could mix it up a bit, look back and forward at the same time. You know, to see how far we’ve come. We’ll need something that has change a lot though. A subject that time has really had it’s way with. What better example than The Spice Girls.
There’s no denying that the Spice Girls were a pretty large part of everyones lives back in the day, whether you used to have posters up in your room and sing along to every word with your girlfriends, or steal your sisters posters while she was singing with her mates so that you could get a little quiet time with the Spice Girls, they were a part of your life. They had everything. Games, shows, every single kind of merchandise item you could think of, and the best part, they were proper chavs. Come to think of it, they were basically Die Antwoord, except their music was better and they were a lot nicer to look at.
They’ve come a long way since then, well, most of them. I’ve put together a little gallery with some of the highlights over the years. Mel B got even scarier and almost turned into a man. Mel C went in the opposite direction and now looks like a girl a guy would actually sleep with. Baby Spice seems to have maintained her hotness. Geri has fluctuated over the years, she also went through a bit of a ripped phase like Mel B, but she seems to have steadied herself and settled on ‘attractive’. Victoria, who showed the most potential, went through a phenomenal phase and was, for a while, the only Spice Girl the world thought still alive. She then went a little crazy with the surgery and bulimia.
Here’s a look at their original hit, both then and now (London Olympics). I must say, the music industry was in a dark place back then, and it appears that there was no such thing as a stylist.