To paraphrase James Joyce, "yes oh yes oh dearie me yes and hair so much hair oh yes so much product oh yes and yes and yes on purpose yes."
When I tell you this photo is circa 1989, you will not doubt that the hair is both real and on purpose. Which makes the title of this post rhetorical rather than a quiz. My questions for you, then, are: Who is this 80s girl band? And What's the name of the album for which this was the cover? (And, parenthetically, you may like to add some info on why they felt the need to be so darn serious in that album cover photo.)
I'm hoping the hair and the expressions are funny enough for this to count some way towards my Make Me Laugh Monday obligations. And I hope you'll add to the mirth by entering the first ever Mommy's Martini Contest for Fun and Prizes. The prize in this case is a phenomenal collection of 80s memorabilia, including a velvet hair scrunchy, a color copy (suitable for framing) of a 1986 yearbook page of unbridled hilarity identifying all the details of the truly fashionable outfit--directions you will no doubt want to begin following immediately and continue following every single day, and a mix-tape out of my very own collection of actual 1980s cassette tapes [cassette player not included]. Trust me, these are nearly invaluable prizes not to be missed. As motivation for serious effort on your part, I include the following detail of the astonishingly useful and high-quality yearbook page scan you will receive. Tantalizing, no?
Since I know you can't wait to win these enviable items for your very own self, here's what to do: enter by leaving a comment on this post by this Friday (Feb 29) with your answers. You have to name the band and the album; feel free to add anything else you like by way of explaining their seriousness, their identities, or whatever you'd like to contribute about this fabulous trio. The Grand Prize Re-Live the 80s Collection will be awarded for your cleverness and ability to make us all laugh; runners-up will receive a shout-out of epic proportions of some as-yet-undetermined sort.* Be sure to check back next Monday for announcement of the winners.
And just in case you are unsure: you need to name the band. In much the same way you named your own children. This band is just crying out for a name. So is their first album. Be glad you've never heard them sing, even if they look familiar.
* There will be no free sets of Ginsu steak knives with this offer, no matter how much you beg.
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