|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
The fact that All Saints initial media exposure was accompanied by a teaser caption stating Dont mention the Spice Girls, is highly illuminating - add to this the fact that London Records marketing of their first single stated sexier than the Spice Girls, smarter than the Spice Girls, sassier than the Spice Girls, and the marketing intentions for this London-based all-female vocal quartet were readily obvious. Their debut, I Know Where Its At, was released in August 1997. Some credibility was lent to their subsequent debut album by the involvement of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. The quartet was also keen to insist that they had formed as early as 1993, originally as a duo featuring songwriters Shaznay Lewis (Shaznay Tricia Lewis, 14 October 1975, Islington, London, England) and Melanie Ruth Blatt (b. 25 March 1975, London, England; who had also sung with the short-lived Drive)....