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      26.04.2003 21:20
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      This op is actually on last nights concert, 25-4-03, Wembley arena, the last tour date ever! It was also not just S Club it was also S Club Juniors. Both bands played for an hour each, juniors first. They all sang their hits with about five costume changes each. *JUNIORS* I personally went to see S Club Juniors, I fancy Calvin and thing their songs are great, I was one of the first fans of S Club 7 though. The juniors were great they talked to the audience and did some great dances, they sang well and they all did an equal share of work. When they sang 'one fine day' a 50's style ice-cream parlour appeared along with the girls dressed as pink ladies, except for Daisy and Hannah who were dressed as cheerleaders who did some great gymnastics. After the girls sang one fine day and only you we heard a motorbike revving and the 3 junior boys appeared, dressed as T-Birds and travelling around on motor scooters. Then Calvin sang Puppy Love, when the line "someone help me, help me please" came up he stopped and asked if anyone wanted to help him, this made every single girl in the room scream yes, then he picked a small girl out of the audience, put her on one of the ice cream parlour chairs and sang to her. (Sigh) Towards the end they sang two new songs then went off, everything went black and then the two side screens showed a part of the video for one step closer then it said "do you want more?" then they came on sang one step closer and another new song then they went off. The juniors sang for an hour then...... *S CLUB* It took about 5 minutes for the stage to get set up but everyone had started to clap the England chant and end it with S CLUB. This passed the time. Suddenly six tubes were brought on stage and from them came S Club! They sang then talked to people to rev them up. When they sang S Club Party the juniors came on to help them, they all sang and danced together and th
      e juniors definitely have more energy! Then the juniors left and S Club went on. About 1/2 an hour in they said we were going to be on TV the next day on CD:UK then they sang Goodbye, it was really sad they were all crying and so were the audience. Then they sang about four more songs. I was a bit disappointed at the ending, they just stopped, there was no encore no amazing light show, they just stopped. *WEMBLEY ARENA* I've been here before to see Steps and the The Spice Girls (and soon after both bands broke up I must be jinxed) and every time I go I get annoyed at the toilets they have about 6 and those all have two queues feeding in from two sides, I think that’s cheating! I was also annoyed at the fact they'd said before the show that there merchandise stands were going to be open afterwards and when we got out they were but they were sold out of everything! When I asked one of the guys behind the counter if there was a website to buy the merchandise he shrugged! Over all it was a great concert I have no complaints. If there were any more shows I would definitely go. The tickets cost £25 each but that is two bands and the Spice girls cost £25

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        19.07.2002 16:25
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        S club 7 are often at the top of the ridicule list when it comes to cheesey pop bands, but how many of us have been up on the dance floor when one of there tunes comes on like 'reach' or don't stop movin' I confess i am one of those people. Or should there name now be S club 6 now that Paul Cattlemole has recently left the band.Is this the begining of the end of the band it happened to the spice girls when geri left, they never really got back on top always chasing a shadow of there former selves.Also look at five, ok not the best band in the world but when sean left the band ceased to be no more.Now they have all gone on to solo careers as if there weren't bad enough together ! S club are stronger than that in my opinion and its not as if paul played a major role in the band but i do feel it would be a different story if jo left though. The acting,dancing and singing group give pop its real energy with up tempo songs like 'reach', 'bring it all back' and 'you' but lets not forget that the band has just recently won song of the year for 'don't stop movin' no mean feat if you ask me. On several occasions though the band have shown they can take it down a beat and produce brilliant ballards like 'never had a dream'and 'if you ever' which have both been huge hits for children in need hence the band making zero profit from probably there biggest hits. The band have already made three albums all have which entered in at the top five 'sunshine','seven' and there very first album 'S club' which contains my favourite S club song 'bring it all back' a song that makes you feel good about yourself and tells you that you should never apologise for who you are.How often do you find yourself doing that ? The band have already had at least 5 number one hits and god knows how many top ten hits the
        y have had.Plus they find themselves so popular that they have set up S club juniors or should i say the next generation of S clubbers how many bands can host that feat. There acting is some what to be improved and i'm sure no oscars are on there way but the band have made three series so there must be a market out there for them in an acting capacity.Even if they are in competition with the likes of the teletubbies or tweenies. The downfall the band is that bradley thinks he is a gangster rapper and that he lives a shoot em up lifestyle but at the end of the day he is simply a member of a pop act. The band do pocess a lovely array of the female varity with the lovely rachel,jo,tina and hannah make up for the lack of talent that the male gender give to the band although the guys do blend in quite nicely. Overall S club are a band that we all love and listen too and yes whn we have had alot to drink we are all to keen to get up and dance.

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          15.07.2002 02:30
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          THIS BAND ARE USELESS! They should just go home! Don't buy any of their albums or merchandise unless you have money to throw away, as it is all useless! This is rubbish bands that do not play their own instruments and just jump around to irritating dance ruitines. They're tv programme is a waste of time and money, as the it is a programme to get kids of the age of 6-8 into S Club, but I don’t think it will work. The title is always Hollywood 7 or New York 7, even though they may have well not bothered not going that far and just stayed at home. THIS BAND SUCK! The lads in the band smoked weed a few years ago, which was in the news for ages, and a few people thought this would be the end of their career, but it wasn't, unfortunately. They have had loads of albums, called S CLUB or 7, or something like that, and their latest album is called Sunshine, but it is still rubbish. I hope they end up like steps, because then we won’t have to listen to this irritating noise. I am not quite sure, but I think Jon may have left, so they changed their name to S CLUB UNITED instead of 7, as now there is only 6. Overall, I just find them annoying! They’re not particularly good singers, and some of the girls are quite nice, but apart from that, they SUCK!

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            16.06.2002 19:06

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            • "Pukingley sweet"

            Forget them. Arn't they the ones who got busted who smoking Marley. Sweet an innpcent my &rse - Advantages: Er, I'm thinking!, Lost me - Disadvantages: Predictable, Boring, Pukingley sweet

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            13.06.2002 04:50

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            Well,perhaps that's a little harsh.But surely you see my point? They've somehow out-lasted their allotted 15 minutes and,even worse gone on to spawn another version of themselves.A troupe of hideous bratty midgets who,from what I've seen, just parade around making sounds only audible to dogs and record producers. But I've got sidetracked...hard to do with such a fascinating subject matter you'd think,but there we go. I suppose I should comment on their music really....I supposeit's no worse than a lot of other mass-produced pop-pap out there,but that's not saying much.They have 2 types of song-either sickly ballads or could-all-be-the-same-song bouncy bubblegum pop.Also quite sickly actually; 'Reach for the stars' anyone? I think I can quite safely say the world would be a better place without them,whether they're leaking sugar all over the television or encouraging your 6 year old to smoke dope.

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            10.06.2002 18:15
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            Let me set a scene for you; a busy studio at the BBC, full of professionals bustling around filming the famous end of week show, Top Of The Pops, and then on the set comes a group of eight “Children”, just out of nappies with an average age of twelve. They gyrate provocatively under the strong studio light, and sing their debut single. The five girls, the youngest being eleven, are plastered in grown-up’s make up, dance suggestively just like an ex-spice girl, strutting their stuff next to three tiny boys who are the imitation of westlife. Yes, this is the new, and some say ugly, chart creation “S Club Juniors”, a hand off from their elders, “S Club”. They dance sexily, sing about love and wear slick make-up. Their age range is 11-14 and it’s worth asking, is this pop’s lowest point ever? “One step closer to heaven is one step closer to you” These pre-adolescent people sing about “love” knowingly even though some have not even reached puberty and none has the slightest notion of what the emotion they are singing about actually means. Their new single “One Step Closer”, which got to number two in the charts, would be more realistic named “One step too far” This group of children are the clearest indication yet of the greed and insensitivity of the pop industry. These eight young people, one calling herself “Flirty Frankie” are a bleak commentary on the lengths that pop music impresarios are prepared to go to make money. But not everyone in the pop business is thrilled with this new creation. The director of Top of the pops was appalled at was he was “exploiting” on his show and made it clear he thought, “Children should be children, not pop stars”. Funnily enough, TOTP have not booked the S Club “babies” again. I think it right that he make a stand. At their age, I was out at school, p
            laying with friends and doing my homework, to sum it all up- being a child, and in my own right. Not once did I want to be “trapped” and owned by a company and exploited just for some extra “pocket money”. At their age, with no qualification such as GCSE’s, how will they be expected to cope with what life has to throw at them? They will be socially and mentally incapable. I’m not dismissing the fact that they may be bright, but with only having one to two hours of schoolwork to do a day, this isn’t really the base to go on for an intelligent individual. Among this, everything they do is being monitored by a camera to be letter shown on; yes you guessed it, the BBC. Last week the BBC received many complaints, just like TOTP directors, all saying how they are being exploited. Years ago we sent our children out to mines, now we apparently send them out to be pop stars. But of course everyone realises that this is just the first in a long line of groups to come along and try and win over eight year-olds pocket money! They seem to think, the younger they get involved, the longer you hang onto them. But unfortunately for all, the S Club Juniors are the latest, and most blatant, of what the pop experts call “Brands not bands”, the creation of Simon Fuller, the genius of modern pop music, the man who managed the Spice Girls and who created Pop Idol. It is widely reported that the new S Club are just Fullers idea of trying to control everything about his pop stars. It seems that as soon as Fuller saw his adult band, S Club 7 (now 6) were on the wane (maybe something to do with the stupidity of smoking Drugs in public?), he started to look for their replacement. In my opinion, although S club may be annoying and far off my taste of music, they really grabbed the industry by it’s balls and made good annoying, cheesy music. (Note: best to play when you’re on your own though, just to save embar
            rassment!) I think the real reason Fuller felt the urge to make a new band is because we all have to grow up some day and it seemed that, that was what the S clubbers were doing; and lets face it, it should be a few years before the S club babies start doing drugs, getting drunk, and getting laid! In reality, its not about the music, its about power and money. Fuller picked each junior from over 10,000 hopefuls in auditions held last year. It was Fuller therefore who should take the blame for picking Daisy, Stacy, Rochelle and Jay, all of these are just 12; just as it was Fuller who picked Francesca “Frankie” and Calvin, both 13, as well as Aaron who is 14. But wait! There is more, and please take a seat, the last member, Hannah is just a mere 11 years old. Their press release says that the new pop creation are not stage school brats, although while watching their BBC series, I found there was no denying that Daisy, who I’m sorry to say really seems like a spoilt brat, who in ten years time if she wasn’t in the band, she’d be off spending money on daddy’s credit card, and Jay and Rochelle have been on the west end. But while this may seem like an ordinary group to you, there does seem to be something very wrong with this equation; on their official web page, no surnames or any mention of their parents is to be seen. I must ask, why? Last week while talking to my 6-year-old cousin, I was reminded of my childhood when she said, “When I’m older I want to be a pop star”. I laughed and asked her questions and made her promise to give me front row seats to their first gig, but after when I though about it, I felt quite sorry for her. Yes next week she will want to be something else, like a nurse or something, but it made me think what possessed the bands parents to ever put their children through this. Was it to make them happy? If so let’s look at other young stars. Mariah Carry, Ce
            line Dion, Whitney, Britney. What’s happened to all of them? They have turned to smoking, drugs, drink, suffer from tiredness, depression; and why, because everything they have ever been used to, being young, being a CHILD, is suddenly taken away from them, and before you know it, you hit rock bottom. Just take for example, Music youth; a group who had a number one hit with “pass the Duchie”. Since their fame in the eighties, one has had a nervous break down; one died while waiting in court on a drugs charge and the other is in a mental hospital. Or look at child star Lena Zavaroni; the Scottish 9 year old became famous from a talent show. By the tender age of 13 she was suffering with anorexia and at 20 her career was over before most “normal” people are just starting. She died in 1998, weighing only 3 stone. What a great life! Funnily enough Fuller is unmarried and has no kids. I think that say’s it all! So while I wish S club juniors the best of luck with their new found fame, I will sadly not be buying the singles, the albums, the T-shirts, and the dolls. It is undoubtedly fair to say that Fuller is brilliant, and I’m sure S Club juniors are undoubtedly brilliant children. But that is what they are: Children. We would all do well to remember that.

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              05.06.2002 07:23
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              For me a brilliant well put together band with an excellent taste to music and well entertaining. S Club Consits of Rachel, Jo, Hannah, Tina, Paul, Bradley, John. Not only can this band sing but they can act as well they're full of talent. But their chart positions give them no justice at all. A group of well talented singers and chart positions even though quite high could be better and are a group of people who deserve their place at Number one. S Club started out all the way back in June 1999 with the all-famous ''Bring it all back'' which landed a well deserved Number One. Then in October 1999, they realesed ''S club party'' a massive hit and a very entertainig piece of pop but only landed at Number two. In December 1999 they realsed Two in a million and your my number one. Once again this got to Number two but in my opinon should have got to the top of the charts. After a short break in May 2000 a brilliant well writeen track was realsed ''Reach'' and that only entered at number twi again, would they ever get a number one again?. Well in September 2000 S club realsed ''Natural'' a well written, sang song that came out and was given its lowest position achieved by Sclub Number three. But then came another brilliant track ''Never had a dream come true'' once realised in November 2000 this track just captured the nation and swept its well deserved Number one place. In April 2001, perhaps the groups most well-known song ''Dont stop movin'' entered the charts with brilliant rhythm and a fantastic all round song it entered at Number one. It seemed Sclub where here to keep realsing excellent tracks. Then came on ''Have you ever'' a good track by the Sclub in my opinon very well written this got people going to the shops and eventually got them to Number one. Then the most latest track by Sclub ''You'' this really is the most lis
              tenable track and the most catchy well performed track ever I was really suprised that didnt enter the highest entry and only got to Number two. The video and the song where both good and defintly should have been there at Number One. As i say Sclub are a brilliant well put together band and dont get justice for their songs at all. Sclub also have realesed some albums SClub, 7, Sunshine. These have had good entrys but only one of them entered at top and that was very well desereved the others entering at number two and three. It seems that the sucess of Sclub is still there and there is no stop to their music it just gets better. There are great singers and deserve their next single to be Number one. Sclub not only sing but have massive concerts, act, and guest star in various things. The group is very well put together by Simon Fuller. Sclub are best known for their music. Their debut snigle reached Number one in 1999. Their is nothing more that can be sad about other than ''Incrediably Brilliant''.

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                31.05.2002 06:13
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                Rather then writing about a whole album, I've decided to take my fave S-Club 7 track, "Reach" Theres one thing that can be said for this track, its a guranteed dance floor filler! Even though it was released last summer, I can still play this one on the disco and be guranteed that the dance floor will be packed within seconds, even when you are playing to the 'hip hop' mad teenagers of today! Whats the appeal of it? I'm not too sure, but it can't help but get you singing and dancing along to it. The song iteslf is a real feel good song, making you smile with the uplifting beats and lyrics, its about time the S-Clubbers released something that matched their debut single Bring It All Back, and this certainly matches it, if not beats it! The vocals are as normal lead by Jo, who has an instantly recognisable voice, although Bradley does take some of the second verse to himself. The single is backed up by some amazing remixes, my favourite of which being the much sought after Almighty Mix, as well as the Eiffel 65 Mix (Imagine Eiffel 65's single Blue crossed with Reach and you have what it sounds like!) The dance routine to go along with it is pretty simple, but be warned, if you listen to this track, it will stay in your head all day. Good one S-Club!

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                  21.05.2002 22:59
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                  I am not a big pop music fan, if you read my other opinions you'll realise that my favourite band are Tool, but I am quite partial to a bit of S Club 7. My friend was getting tickets to go and see them so I decided to go with her and a group of us went to see S Club 7 in Manchester. We were scared that the place would be FULL of kids and that we'd HATE the concert and be too tall for the kids behind us to see (we're 20 by the way) When we got there there were THOUSANDS of kids, and when we found our seat we were passed by Zoe from Pop Idol....who i didn't actually know who she was, but my friends did, so we sit down and the crowd were going MENTAL it was brilliant, all the wicked posters that the kids had made were the highlight. We were sat near some kids who were LOVING it and were dressed as S Slub 7 and it was WICKED!! Also people outside were selling flashing lights and the place was FULL of these flashing lights and it was AMAZING as i'd never been to a concert like this before, it was really interesting......... there were screens with loads of films on about S Club 7 and films about 3SL (?) who i later learnt were the brothers of lisa from steps....like i cared.... they came on and the crowd went WILD, they performed and the crowd subdued a bit.....when they were finished i think a few kids were asleep. bless them, i wish i was.... THEN came the torture.... S Club bloody JUNIORS!!! what the hell???? We watched a film of the 8 most BRATTISH stage school kids in the WHOLE wide world, it really was a talent to find those 8 as they really were the brattiest kids in the world, well done to the scouts there and we watched a film on them and then lo and behold the bloody bratts bounded on to the stage for a 3 song set where they just danced in denim to annoy us, and the kids in the crowd just HATED them as they wanted to be them and the kids on the stage were just gloating. We HATED them.......... THEN when they left t
                  he crowd went mental....probably including me, i was getting a bit excited by now, it felt a bit like christmas in there, and suddenyl S Club 7 came on!!! yeah!!!!!!!!! it was WICKED I have never seen a concert like this EVER, it was TOTALLY different to any of the rock concerts I've been to, it was AMAZING, but it couldn't be compared as it was too different, it was like a show! I have NEVER seen costume changes before EVER and it was WELL good, it was so smooth!! and exciting and they were AMAZING live, jon especially was a wicked singer and they totally played the crowd (tina was our particular favourite after much deliberation in the car on the way back to uni) EVERY song was amazingly entertaining, even the ballads were wicked as they had fake snow and stuff, and the best thing EVER was the stage that came down OVER the crowd, it was SOOOO exciting, to carnival music and then, of COURSE, "don't stop movin'" they played all their famous songs and did them amazingly well, I'd definately reccommend seeing these live, even without Paul, or any pop concert in general, and its DEFINATELY one for the kids too, it was AMAZING!

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                  Being a teenager I am more interested in the likes of Blink 182 and Linken Park however, S club seven are the only pop group that i actually respect! They have stuck together and have shown alot of loyalty to themselves and the band, they have brought out some super songs over the past few years and I can't see them folding for quite a long time, they seem to be doing the job not for the money but for the love of singing and their love of their fans, the songs are not corny or anything. One of my favourite songs made by S Club Seven is Don't stop Movin' it just makes you want to jump on the dance floor and start groovin'! I have also heard many people on Msn Messanger service quote many of their songs. I was actually surprised at the way the band have stuck together and i'm also glad they are not one of those manufactured pop groups such as hear say or will Young, the band seem to be great friends and the relationship between hannah and paul show just how close they really are. They have also a t.v series on C.I.T.V which is also very respected by many youngsters who watch the program, the band set a very good example to children with their non swearing promise to their audience which should also please their parents!!! S Club are also respected by many other singers such as Steps, Kylie minogue, mariah kelly and many others, the song Reach is also a good song to sing along to on car journeys or when you are practising to become singers infront of your mirror at home!! (YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'VE BEEN TANGO'ED!!)The group to me seem phenominel and can only go from strength to strength until old age takes its toll on the best pop group around.

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                    I know I know, it’s another pop music rant, but this one’s kinda topical, so that sort of makes it alright. Last week toy manufacturers PMS International were preparing a legal writ against S Club 7, claiming that sales in their S Club action figures (i.e., Bradley comes with fingers that you can curl up into gang signs) have dramatically slumped since the lad contingent were caught toking in Covent Garden. Now there’s a sales pitch if ever there was one – S Club Smokers. If the makers of the Eminem figure can get away with having the mini Mathers brandishing a chainsaw, then surely PMS can get sales on the up again by having Bradley Shakur, Village Idiot Paul and Grange Hill graduate John coming attached with a bellowing reefer between their lips. Apparently the writ is for as much as £800,000, which is a lot of S Club miniatures to go round and could pay for a helluva lot of plastic pop imitations. And the S Club 7 dolls range as well for that matter (bo-boom!). PMS actually had a big factory down here in little old Southend before it got torched to the ground so perhaps their own claims are slightly underhand in trying to replenish unrelated stock. No, that’s a dreadful assumption to make, it has to be down to three pop scallies trying to look cooler beyond their years. Claiming that sales have fallen as a result of an eagle eyed tabloid snapper seems trite though. Could it be that interest in the 7-pack is waning instead? Come on, rumours have been abound for a while now…Whether PMS wins their court case may be the pendulum swinger in S Club’s fate. That’s when you realise pop music isn’t just about singing songs nowadays when an offshoot is holding you responsible for their own shortcomings. If something smacked of controversy in years gone by, it used to be the parents’ job to have a go. But the toy manufacturers? Next you’ll be telling me Afroman really works for Narcotics Anonymous.
                    If S Club 7 have hit their peak and the only way from here is down, I will dispense the reason behind this. Paul Cattermole. The man is an oaf. On their latest single You, you could not wish to see a better instance of someone making up the numbers. Pop stars are supposed to be shiny and new with teeth that go ‘ping’ every time a smile is flashed. Our man Cattermole though gives off the image of being someone who lives for kebabs and lager, with as much dance routine co-ordination as an arthritic bucking bronco trying to make headway through an oil spill. If he had entered Pop Idol, Simon Cowell would have had a field day – you can just imagine high-trousers giving the utmost gyp along the lines of ‘I’ve seen better performances from any one of the crap acts I’ve ever signed’. Rarely has there been an instance of mis-casting into such a numbers-heavy pop combo – it’s sort of like asking Buster Bloodvessel of Bad Manners (ask your dad) to try and fit into Westlife’s squeaky clean regime. Pop music’s bedrock is image, and Cattermole’s ‘I’ve just woken up from an all night bender’ look is at least a triumph of anti-establishment dishevelment. Really though, you think of all the pop hopefuls just dying to get one shot at fame and then you look at this podgy bastard dancing like Bez out of the Happy Mondays but with as much cool as Les from Coronation Street. Talking of superfluous band members, what does that Tina do again? Rachel’s the eye-candy, Jo’s the vocalist, Hannah’s the androgynous love interest to King Oaf, and Tina…? She sort of twirls about a bit with similar disjointed limb spasms credited to Beer Monster Paul, but when it comes to opening her mouth…er…well, not sure what happens really. It’s not as if she can hold her own on the small screen either given her acting is so wooden she’s sponsored by Rons
                    eal (compared to the six other Oscar-nominees, anyway). To this point, S Club are a peculiar mix, all ages, different sexes, no real entertaining history, and yet multi-media darlings who could probably all retire right here right now. It’s the fact of HOW they entertain though that really rankles. Jo does all the singing (she might not even be in the same room when recording takes place but rest assured you’d still be able to hear her above anyone else), and the others chip in when they feel like it. Is that fair? If Jo is talented enough to be nominated as the lead on the majority of releases, why not just push the boat out, get rid of the excess and let her lead the solo line? Surely there must come a time when the Essex warbler thinks ‘it’s an S Club 7 team effort with my voice all over it again’, because the current format is not doing her or the others any favours whatsoever. Let’s be honest, if you had the strongest voice but had to share credit with the aforementioned chubby talentless prat, you might be considering other avenues to earn your corn. It’s like Beckham single-handedly getting us into the World Cup against Greece and Gary Neville taking all the plaudits. This may sound like a personal vendetta against Mr Cattermole by the way, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Every time he’s on SMTV, TOTP or the Pepsi Chart, his entertainment factor alone is television gold. You can’t put a price on the laughing fits I regularly endure when seeing the man in ‘action’. Long may his ‘your dad after a skin-full of homebrew’ style continue. As for Bradley, well at least Paul doesn’t pretend to be something he isn’t. He knows that he’s wearing the same clothes he’s had on for the last fortnight and is bloody proud that the stench from his armpits is giving off one hell of a haze on a Saturday morning in front of the cameras. Br
                    adley on the other hand, once compared in the Sunday Express to a young Gary Wilmot (all true!), is clearly trying to turn S Club into some sort of S Club-W-A or something. Y’know, the crucifix round the neck, the basketball shirt, the braided hair, the sneakers, the Tupac-fascinated bandanna. Not to mention the ghetto weed intake. Give it six months and he’ll be calling himself the Notorious B.R.A.D. Prat. If you wanna pretend you’re a Shakur or Biggie Smalls clone, fine, you go about your business and do that. But for as long as you are in a band performing ballads with unfeasible saccharine content, you just keep on acting like Gary Wilmot. Rudebwoy. To be honest this argument has lost his way and I’ve merely gobbed off about people likely to have far more money than I can ever dream of accumulating. It must take real skill in being manufactured to the point of chucking in random punters to fulfil a contract – wish I had that sort of talent… Fantasy S Club future? Tina leaves to pursue a career in becoming a ventriloquist’s dummy. Paul patents his own burger at McDonald’s and lives off the profits with hermaphrodite Hannah. Bradley gets lost in a McDonald’s drive-through, mistakenly thinking that it’s the same as a Tupac-style drive-by. Oh the shame. Choirboy Jon and eye-candy Rachel become Jo’s backing singers and Essex has a crooner on a par with any of its market traders. The new Saturday night ratings-winner to replace Pop Idol? Stranger things have happened – just ask PMS…

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                      28.04.2002 22:42
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                      Another great album. This album is defintly worth what you pay for. The tracks are brillaint. My faviorites YOU and the video i ahve seen is brilliant too. But genereally a good price to pay for something like this. The quality and the tracks are very entertaning. I have listened to YOU for a million times now roughly. Anyone who is still considering buying it dont hesitate its worth every penny you pay. Other Albums by the band have been good but this one SUNSHINE by far is the most best one so far. Keep it Up SCLUB!

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                        I know I know, it’s another pop music rant, but this one’s kinda topical, so that sort of makes it alright. Last week toy manufacturers PMS International were preparing a legal writ against S Club 7, claiming that sales in their S Club action figures (i.e., Bradley comes with fingers that you can curl up into gang signs) have dramatically slumped since the lad contingent were caught toking in Covent Garden. Now there’s a sales pitch if ever there was one – S Club Smokers. If the makers of the Eminem figure can get away with having the mini Mathers brandishing a chainsaw, then surely PMS can get sales on the up again by having Bradley Shakur, Village Idiot Paul and Grange Hill graduate John coming attached with a bellowing reefer between their lips. Apparently the writ is for as much as £800,000, which is a lot of S Club miniatures to go round and could pay for a helluva lot of plastic pop imitations. And the S Club 7 dolls range as well for that matter (bo-boom!). PMS actually had a big factory down here in little old Southend before it got torched to the ground so perhaps their own claims are slightly underhand in trying to replenish unrelated stock. No, that’s a dreadful assumption to make, it has to be down to three pop scallies trying to look cooler beyond their years. Claiming that sales have fallen as a result of an eagle eyed tabloid snapper seems trite though. Could it be that interest in the 7-pack is waning instead? Come on, rumours have been abound for a while now…Whether PMS wins their court case may be the pendulum swinger in S Club’s fate. That’s when you realise pop music isn’t just about singing songs nowadays when an offshoot is holding you responsible for their own shortcomings. If something smacked of controversy in years gone by, it used to be the parents’ job to have a go. But the toy manufacturers? Next you’ll be telling me Afroman really works for Narcotics Anonymous.
                        If S Club 7 have hit their peak and the only way from here is down, I will dispense the reason behind this. Paul Cattermole. The man is an oaf. On their latest single You, you could not wish to see a better instance of someone making up the numbers. Pop stars are supposed to be shiny and new with teeth that go ‘ping’ every time a smile is flashed. Our man Cattermole though gives off the image of being someone who lives for kebabs and lager, with as much dance routine co-ordination as an arthritic bucking bronco trying to make headway through an oil spill. If he had entered Pop Idol, Simon Cowell would have had a field day – you can just imagine high-trousers giving the utmost gyp along the lines of ‘I’ve seen better performances from any one of the crap acts I’ve ever signed’. Rarely has there been an instance of mis-casting into such a numbers-heavy pop combo – it’s sort of like asking Buster Bloodvessel of Bad Manners (ask your dad) to try and fit into Westlife’s squeaky clean regime. Pop music’s bedrock is image, and Cattermole’s ‘I’ve just woken up from an all night bender’ look is at least a triumph of anti-establishment dishevelment. Really though, you think of all the pop hopefuls just dying to get one shot at fame and then you look at this podgy bastard dancing like Bez out of the Happy Mondays but with as much cool as Les from Coronation Street. Talking of superfluous band members, what does that Tina do again? Rachel’s the eye-candy, Jo’s the vocalist, Hannah’s the androgynous love interest to King Oaf, and Tina…? She sort of twirls about a bit with similar disjointed limb spasms credited to Beer Monster Paul, but when it comes to opening her mouth…er…well, not sure what happens really. It’s not as if she can hold her own on the small screen either given her acting is so wooden she’s sponsored by Ronse
                        al (compared to the six other Oscar-nominees, anyway). To this point, S Club are a peculiar mix, all ages, different sexes, no real entertaining history, and yet multi-media darlings who could probably all retire right here right now. It’s the fact of HOW they entertain though that really rankles. Jo does all the singing (she might not even be in the same room when recording takes place but rest assured you’d still be able to hear her above anyone else), and the others chip in when they feel like it. Is that fair? If Jo is talented enough to be nominated as the lead on the majority of releases, why not just push the boat out, get rid of the excess and let her lead the solo line? Surely there must come a time when the Essex warbler thinks ‘it’s an S Club 7 team effort with my voice all over it again’, because the current format is not doing her or the others any favours whatsoever. Let’s be honest, if you had the strongest voice but had to share credit with the aforementioned chubby talentless prat, you might be considering other avenues to earn your corn. It’s like Beckham single-handedly getting us into the World Cup against Greece and Gary Neville taking all the plaudits. This may sound like a personal vendetta against Mr Cattermole by the way, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Every time he’s on SMTV, TOTP or the Pepsi Chart, his entertainment factor alone is television gold. You can’t put a price on the laughing fits I regularly endure when seeing the man in ‘action’. Long may his ‘your dad after a skin-full of homebrew’ style continue. As for Bradley, well at least Paul doesn’t pretend to be something he isn’t. He knows that he’s wearing the same clothes he’s had on for the last fortnight and is bloody proud that the stench from his armpits is giving off one hell of a haze on a Saturday morning in front of the cameras. Bradl
                        ey on the other hand, once compared in the Sunday Express to a young Gary Wilmot (all true!), is clearly trying to turn S Club into some sort of S Club-W-A or something. Y’know, the crucifix round the neck, the basketball shirt, the braided hair, the sneakers, the Tupac-fascinated bandanna. Not to mention the ghetto weed intake. Give it six months and he’ll be calling himself the Notorious B.R.A.D. Prat. If you wanna pretend you’re a Shakur or Biggie Smalls clone, fine, you go about your business and do that. But for as long as you are in a band performing ballads with unfeasible saccharine content, you just keep on acting like Gary Wilmot. Rudebwoy. To be honest this argument has lost his way and I’ve merely gobbed off about people likely to have far more money than I can ever dream of accumulating. It must take real skill in being manufactured to the point of chucking in random punters to fulfil a contract – wish I had that sort of talent… Fantasy S Club future? Tina leaves to pursue a career in becoming a ventriloquist’s dummy. Paul patents his own burger at McDonald’s and lives off the profits with hermaphrodite Hannah. Bradley gets lost in a McDonald’s drive-through, mistakenly thinking that it’s the same as a Tupac-style drive-by. Oh the shame. Choirboy Jon and eye-candy Rachel become Jo’s backing singers and Essex has a crooner on a par with any of its market traders. The new Saturday night ratings-winner to replace Pop Idol? Stranger things have happened – just ask PMS…

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                          08.12.2001 21:51
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                          Whoever says S Club 7 are rubbish are wrong. S Club rock. They are the best. Jo, Hannah, Rachel, Tina are the girls. They are really cool and fashionable and their singing is absoluely fabulous. The boys are Bradley, Jon, Paul. They are really funny and have great personalities. They are also very good-looking. They always sing live and if they don't it's because they are doing great dance routines, but they are very good at miming if they do. Bradley's favourite song is Don't Stop Movin'. I can see why because it is funky and it makes you want to get up and dance. Jo likes Have You Ever which is their most recent song for Children in need 2001. Last years Children In Need number 1 was also by S Club 7 it was the emotional ballad Never Had A Dream Come True. Their new album consists of 14 great tunes. So go out and buy it.

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                            29.10.2001 04:19
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                            S Club 7 have existed for a couple of years now. Consisting of seven members, (4 girls and 3 boys), S (what the 'S' stands for nobody knows) Club 7 have become a favourite when it comes to kid's music. They began with a children's television show, showing on BBC 1. This was called 'Miami 7', where they travel there in hope of persuing their singing dream. However, the acting was far from good and was quite obviously a way to advertise their songs. They now appear in the second series of the popular show, entitles L.A 7, which follows a similar story but in a new location of Los Angeles, CA. The acting has improved slightly. ThE mEmBeRs! Jo: The usual lead singer of the group. An often tom-boyish member. Paul: The scruffy guy. Hannah: Bubbly and fun. Jon: Likes to be well-groomed. Tina: The bossy member, keeping everything in order. Rachel: Possible the most popular girl when it comes to attractiveness. Bradley: The dancer. They have released a number of singles, including 'Bring it all back' and the newer 'Don't Stop Moving'. They also raised money for Children in Need with their single, 'Never Had A Dream Come True'. They also have two poppy albums, 'S Club' and '7'.

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