Monday, June 13, 2011

Go-Go's Do E.T.

Go-Go's to Alien: "Feed Off Of Us!"

The Go-Go's sat down with Entertainment Tonight recently and discussed the 30th anniversary of Beauty And The Beat as well as their just launched Ladies Gone Wild tour in this all too brief clip.  Check it out:


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Go-Go's Do Hollywood Heartbeat 1980


With the recent release of the remastered Beauty And The Beat 30th anniversary edition and the kick-off of Ladies Gone Wild!, their first tour in nearly two years, the Go-Go's have been busier than they've been in years.  As they themselves allude to in the tongue in cheek name they gave for their summer tour, girls they ain't anymore and it's hard enough for a girl to weather the stress of life on the road, let alone a lady gone wild...  This was best illustrated this week when Belinda Carlisle's throat doctor ordered her to take a three-day vocal break, which resulted in the band postponing two shows on the east coast.  We send Belinda our best, and wish for a speedy recovery so the Ladies can get back to doing what they do, not putting on red clown noses and simulating live birth with each other, but rocking, and rocking quite harder than I think they ever have if the recent Seeds-esque sounding performances of "We Got The Beat" are anything to go by.

On a related note, check out this early clip from 1980 of the band doing "We Got The Beat" on the TV show Hollywood Heartbeat back when they actually were girls and did all sorts of wild and naughty things for real.  Anyways, this was back in that almost mod period the band went through after their initial punk start when they were all about doing the cool jerk and the watusi and hanging out with the Specials and Madness and wearing headbands and day-glo colors rather than trash bags. It's probably the first television appearance the band ever made and certainly one of the few to feature original bassist Margot Olivarria.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Go-Go's Do GMA (June 3, 2011)


The Go-Go's made an appearance on the June 3, 2011 episode of ABC TV's Good Morning America (see playlist above for all the related segments) as part of the show's 'Summer Concert Series' performing hits "Our Lips Are Sealed", "Vacation" and "We Got The Beat".  The band also gets briefly quizzed by GMA-anchor-with-a-porn-star name Robin Roberts about the 2011 Ladies Gone Wild! Tour and the 30th anniversary of the landmark album Beauty And The Beat, which has recently been remastered and re-released with extra tracks (Go here or here to purchase online.)