Blasting from my Past — Or, Hangin’ with Shakespear’s Sibling

I had forgotten that I had pre-ordered it. However, today the UK saw the release of “The Best of Shakespear’s Sister” CD with limited edition DVD of their videos! My copy arrived right on time — today! Listening to the music, it felt like I was back on the cusp of the 1990’s when I first heard them. I think it was 1989 and I saw a video for “Heroine” on MTV’s Sunday night show that featured “alternative” music/artists. I was unable to find their CD in Texas —- but by 1992 they scored hits — minor in the US, but hits all the same. I LOVED their music. So, I have really been enjoying this CD! Can’t wait to watch the DVD!

Also, I keep thinking of the hilarious spook French & Saunders did of one of their more popular videos from the early 90’s. I know that one of the girls went on to marry the dude from the Eurythmics and make babies — but whatever became of Ms. Detroit? Last time I saw her she was playing musical Angel to Marianne Faithfull’s God on AbFab. …That had to be, like 7 or 8 years ago!

“…you can take the girl out of Bananarama, but you can’t take the Bananarama out of the girl” French & Saunders, 1993

Ah, yes. Harmonally yours!

November 29, 2004. Uncategorized.


  1. Jon replied:

    Whoa- someone clicked ‘Publish’ a few too many times!! 😉

    I think the episode of Ab Fab you are referring to is only 3 years old from season 4, but oh well. That was when she was trying to lose weight and she ate all the toilet paper, I believe.

  2. matty replied:

    I don’t know what was going on with blogger. I selected “post” and my screen just sat there for 20 minutes. I walked away because I was living on a prayer that it might not lose my post. …It didn’t lose it. It just duplicated it 5 times! Oh well, all fixed now.

    Jon, as an AbFab Fash Mag Slag, I am most upset that you do not recall the specific episode. Ms. Detroit and Ms. Faithfull as God were featured in the first reunion special from 1996 when Saffy almost married till “God” got Eddie to call it all off. Then the Shakespear sibling sang with a choir as the credits rolled!

  3. Jon replied:

    Ah, it was from ‘the last shout’. Now I remember! ‘We gotta get out of this place, if it’s the last thing we ever do….’

  4. Tim replied:

    Ooh, I didn’t realise that was already out! I’ll have to add that to my Amazon wish list!

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