Sunday, June 6, 2010

VIDEO: The Go-Go's: Beauty Talk 2001

The Go-Go's: Beauty Talk 2001

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Video rip and edit by MaxPericles for SpinCycleMedia, 2010.
Original version from the 2001 DVD The Go-Go's Live From Central Park.

As the Go-Go's prepare for what they claim to be their final tour, a brief two week jaunt in July in between promotional duties for Belinda Carlisle's new tell-all memoir Lips Unsealed (NOTE 7/5/10: Due to Jane Wiedlin's recent injury, the band has had to cancel their farewell tour. It is up in the air at this point if they will make these dates up next year, or if we've already seen the last of the Go-Go's as a performing band. Time will tell...), i've decided to roll out some fun extras from the Go's 2001 DVD Live in Central Park to remind us all of a time when the band was full of excitement and promise, just off the release of their first album in 15 years God Bless The Go-Go's.

In this first segment, which i've dubbed "Beauty Talk 2001", the band is interviewed while getting their hair and make-up done prior to the show. Jane hams it up as usual, playing to the camera and sharing some amusing anecdotes about the girls first few times in New York while Charlotte proudly talks about her daughter Astrid's love of art and the sounds of classic rock. Surprisingly though, Gina is the star here, who comes off as extremely likable, humble and above all else funny, talking about the early days of the band and clowning around with her stylist. In contrast, Kathy Valentine and Belinda Carlisle - who both obviously declined to be interviewed directly on camera during the filming of these extras - suffer from their lack of camera time and come off as cold and aloof compared with their bandmates warmth and charm here. (A lesson to be learned, ladies?)


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