For example, last year, he doctored approximately 500 copies of Paris Hilton’s debut album, and replaced them with his own version in several stores around London. He added his own remixes of her songs and gave them new titles such as ‘Why am I famous?’ Banksy then switched the discs in stores while leaving the original barcodes on the package. Unsuspecting customers purchased the disc without realizing that it had been tampered with. What I love about this prank is that it appears that Banksy did not get caught. Apparently, no one ever complained or tried to return the doctored version, and later, the discs were seen selling on Ebay for rather large sums of money. How I’d love to find a copy for my own collection… That’s hot=:)
Banksy, a famed British artist, ridiculed an American celebrity. So, I thought it only appropriate that a famed American bead artist ridicule a British pop-group in the same manner, and The Spice Girls are the perfect victims. For some reason, The Spice Girls are a 4-time BRIT-award winning act. You might recall their first single “Wannabe”. It sold over 1.27 million copies in 1996, and apparently it is still the biggest selling single by a female group in the U.K.
After recording only 3 albums, The Spice Girls broke up in 2001. But before they did, they recorded a single called “Tell Me Why”. The single was taken from the album ‘Forever’, but due to poor sales, the single was cancelled. Instead, it went on to be a rather successful club hit.