Talent in a Previous Life

Because It's Never Just About the Music

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Where's me Jump? Err... 

Well, we've heard the new Girls Aloud single, and while we should point out that we heard while at work, which is hardly the best listening enviroment, it seems to be a bit, and it pains me to say this, kinda rubbish.

It's a shame, as it could well have been something fantastic, to be more particular, it could have been a cover of Van Halen's Jump and this, even as a concept, is already in the top 33 acest things of all time, so just imagine how high the reality would have charted. Alas, they have, for reasons best known to themselves (and the person in charge of marketing demographics), decided to do a cover of the quite frankly piss-poor Pointer Sisters' Jump, and it's not even a particularly good cover either, rather characterless to be honest. It's going to take more than a tambourine based dance routine to save this one. Though we do really hope that the tambourines come out again. If only so that we can imagine just how utterly amazing a Girls Aloud cover of Van Halen featuring tambourines would be. And then we'd imagine Nicola on lead vocals for it. Ahh... that's better.