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We Are Shampoo
Jacqui Blake and Carrie Askew met as teenagers at high school in Plumstead (United Kingdom), where they became best friends and partners in crime. In the early 90s they started writing 'Last Exit', the first fanzine for the Manic Street Preachers, and later appeared in the video for 'Little Baby Nothing'. While still in their teens they formed Shampoo. (According to their self-propelled urban legend, the name derived from the schoolyard nickname 'the shampoo girls', due to their repeated retort that they were 'washing their hair' whenever the boys in school would ask them out.) Their first single Blisters and Bruises' with the b-sides 'Paydirt' and 'I love Little Pussy' was released by Icerink reords (a shortlived label created by Saint Etienne Bob Stanley and Pete Wigg) on 7' pink vinyl in 1993. This and their following single 'Bouffant Headbutt' received favorable reviews in the music press, such as the NME and Melody Maker, but were ignored by the general public. Whilst their first two singles were all-out girl-punk racket, the following year saw the release of their most famous song, 'Trouble' and the album "We Are Shampoo" which displayed a much more radio friendly sound. 'Trouble' crashed up the charts and landed the girls on Top Of The Pops and the cover of Smash Hits. For the remainder of 1994 the Shampoo flag flew high, as their infectious pop with- attitude found fans in both the mainstream and alternative music scenes. The band famously became very successful in Japan - possibly due to sharing a love of all things Hello Kitty.
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