"Sometimes there's a song in my brain/
And I feel that my heart knows the refrain/
I guess it's just the music that brings on nostalgia
For an age yet to come" - Pete Shelley (Nostalgia - Buzzcocks)
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Friday, 10 June 2011
Gems From My Collection - The Go-Go's
Formed in 1978 The Go-Go's began life playing their part in the LA Punk Community. By 1980 they were touring the UK and had a minor hit with 'We Got the Beat' on Stiff Records.
We Got the Beat (Stiff Version)
1981 they released their debut 'Beauty and the Beast' that contained two singles (Our Lips Are Sealed, We Got The Beat).
Our Lips are Sealed
We Got The Beat (Old Grey Whistle Test)
'Beauty and the Beast' was a #1 album in the US and it's hard to believe it never charted in the UK. The follow-up 'Vacation' reached #75 in the UK and only #8 in the US. The 1984 'Talk Show' album saw their sales slipping even more.
Head Over Heels
Since the 90's the band have got together to do various reunion shows. Their last single in 2001 was actually co-written with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong!
The Go-Go's will be out and about this year playing live to celebrate 30 years since the release of 'Beauty and the Beast'.