Decades: 1990s 2000s


Adorned in ra-ra skirts, pigtails and dayglo T-shirts, Shampoo’s arrival on the 1994 UK pop scene brought kitsch back to centre stage with a bang. ‘The Kylie and Dannii of Baby Tears Punk Rock Pop’, as the New Musical Express decreed, Jacqui Blake and Carrie Askew arrived fresh from school in Plumstead, London. The duo’s early endeavours included writing a fanzine, Last Exit, about the Manic Street Preachers, appearing in one of their videos and earning a reputation for being ‘around town’. They then met Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley at a party and talked him into giving them a contract on his Icerink label. The resultant single, ‘Blisters & Bruises’, earned a Melody Maker Single Of The Week award for its naïve, spunky charm. They wrote the lyrics, while Lawrence Hayward of Denim wrote the music and produced. Shampoo were fully launched with the release of the delinquent ‘Trouble’ and hopelessly amateur...

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