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Spice Girls Presentation

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Charlotte Phillips

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How do the theories of popular histories give insight into the album 'Spiceworld'? Canonising, also mentioned as the critical acclaim, according to Thornton, ‘considers only the excellent and most credible work of an artist.’ Canonisation This presentation will look at the Spice girls’ second successful album ‘Spiceworld’ and critically analyse it in relation to the theories of popular music histories, with particular reference to Thornton, Negus and Frith. Context Released in 1997, 'Spiceworld' was the second album by the Spice girls. Thornton's theory ‘When it comes to assigning historical importance to a pop cultural event, four criteria tend to be employed… listing, personalising, canonising and mediating (1990. p.87)’ Girl Power! 'Girl power is giving yourself that little bit of liberation. You decide the kind of life you want to lead. Whether you're white, black, gay, single parent, whoever. Just go for it' (Melanie C, 1997) Lists Personalisation They were the first British band since the Beatles to have two albums in the US charts. The album reached No 1 from 23/11/1997 for 55 weeks. The album went on sale on month before their own film, 'Spiceworld'. 'The first approach offers a history in the form of lists..' (Thornton, 2011, p87) Thornton: ‘biographies offer glimpses
of the past through the lives of the
protagonist’ Mediating According to Thornton ‘the fourth method of ordering the chaotic pop past uses particular documents’ Mediation is the representation of an artist or band through written document; such as magazines, newspapers, online articles.
It provides an accurate representation of
the moment and event in time. The ‘power rangers' of the music industry’ Posh Baby Scary Ginger Sporty Then And Now Spice Up Your Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArTdhNda7k. More Glamourised:
preserving their act Conclusion Bibliography

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