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FLUFFED UP SPICE GIRLS' FEMINIST STANCE OVERWHELMED BY STUDIO GLOSS
CHICAGOLAND FINAL, C Edition
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT; REVIEWS; Musical recordings; Popular music
Author: Greg Kot, Tribune Rock Critic.
Date: Mar 9, 1997
Start Page: 12
Section: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Abstract (Document Summary)

It has already become a victim of wedding-dance overkill, a cliche like "Celebrate" or "Proud Mary," but for a time last summer Los Del Rio's "Macarena" was just about the catchiest slice of mindless fluff on the dance floor or the air waves.

Which brings us to the Spice Girls, whose insidiously snappy "Wannabe" is shaping up as this year's "Macarena." Only this female quintet aspires to fluff that is meaningful, not mindless.

Unburdened by meaning, "Macarena" gave free reign to the hips, the libido, the unconscious delight of the moment. The Spice Girls' debut album, "Spice" (Virgin), packages its dance floor frills as concept: "Girl Power."

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