Friday, October 12, 2007

McManus reinvents herself. Again.

Full credit to Michelle McManus - she's happy to put in the effort to try and find something, anything, which might extend her career. Okay, she doesn't actually have a "career" as such, and it's "restart" more than "extend", but still, you've got to admire her pluck.

She's now decided to have a crack at a dance record.

Or, at least, a popstar-made-by-ITV's idea of a dance album. She's not gone Aphex Twin on us:

"I'm 27, I'm single, I'm a girl who goes out on a Friday night with my mates, and I love dance music. I love it when Girls Aloud or a really great tune comes on and everyone starts screaming and you see them running on to the dancefloor.

"I kind of wanted to pay homage to that whole Friday night going out with the girls thing, so the album is very Eighties electro. It's my favourite genre of music, The Eighties."

We're not quite sure how you'd hear a Girls Aloud track and think "I know, I'll make a track inspired by Afrika Bambaataa, but then if you think that "the Eighties" is a genre of music (with its leading lights Run DMC, Sheena Easton and the Bhundu Boys, of course) anything is possible.


Rapsac said...

Apologies for this, but I almost coughed coffee when I read the source story and misread some of her previous work: "Chewin' The Fat, The Vagina Monologues". Arf.

Sorry, I'm a bad person.

Anonymous said...

your Aphex Twin comment does leave me wondering where the fat girls of IDM are?

James said...

"It's my favourite genre of music, The Eighties."

Bless her. I wonder if her favourite style of food is 'Takeaway' too?

Note to McManus: 'Subject of budget 4CD compilation at BP forecourt' does not always = 'Genre'

James said...

Having said that, I'm happy to open the book now on what 'genre' her 2009 comeback will be based upon. Current odds:

20-1 'Christmas'
10-1 'Housework songs'
7-2 'World's Best Mum'
2-1 'The Sixties (but mysteriously omitting anything by the Beatles)'

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