Period Pains

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For the pains associated with menstruation, see Dysmenorrhea.
Period Pains
Origin Reading
Genres Alternative Rock
Years active 1996–1997
Labels Damaged Goods
Past members Chloe Alper
Felicity Aldridge
Laura Warwick
Magda Przybylski
Laura Viney

Period Pains were a British alternative rock band formed in 1996. They achieved notoriety in 1997 after releasing the single "Spice Girls (Who Do You Think You Are?)", a play on the Spice Girls single title. The track was an attack on what they saw as the Spice Girls' shallow attitudes, and was heavily plugged by John Peel and Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 1. The UK's tabloid newspapers also picked up on the band[1] As a result, it made the UK Singles Chart with practically no advertising,[2] and reached No.4 in Peel's annual end-of-year Festive Fifty.[3] They then recorded a session for Peel, which was released as an EP.[4]

They opened the Reading Festival in 1997 on the Dr. Marten's Stage.[5]


Albums and EPs[edit]

  • BBC Sessions (EP) (1997)
  • Contains five tracks from their 1997 John Peel session.



  1. ^ "Tabloid frenzy..." Mute records, retrieved on 2008-08-05
  2. ^ Spice Girls single Damaged Goods Records, retrieved on 2008-08-05
  3. ^ Period Pains John Peel at Radio 1, retrieved on 2008-08-05.
  4. ^ John Peel Sessions, retrieved on 2008-08-05
  5. ^ Reading Festival Line Up 1997, Retrieved on 2008-08-05

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