March 09, 2005


The Go-Gos. The first, and definitive, grrrl band of the 1980’s whose music is forever enshrined in such unforgettable movies as Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The Go-Gos had two LPs/cassettes “Beauty and the Beat” and “Vacation” before the everything flew apart. A few years ago, they attempted a comeback, complete with an appearance on the tiresome “Friday summer concert series” on the Today show (featuring that product of an unholy union between Hillary Clinton and Kim Gandy, i.e., Katie Couric). All of them looked rough with the exception of Belinda Carlisle. Can’t believe I went into work late to watch that crowd of rehab regulars. It was awful. I bought a CD of their greatest hits which I play every now and then to remember the gals in their prime.

Posted by LMC at March 9, 2005 09:30 PM

My one brush with greatness was the time I served a coffee to Belinda Carlisle in 1986.

I swear my first and only thought was, "boy, she looks just like Belinda Carlisle, only not as pretty."

Posted by: Gordon at March 10, 2005 07:59 AM

Funny! The girls and I were just driving down the road and "We Got the Beat" came on the radio. I told them this was a populat song when I was young- a looooooooong time ago.

The Llamas should take you on full time, Kathy :D You bring a different ambience to the blog....

Posted by: Rae at March 10, 2005 03:12 PM

Um, this is gonna sound really wrong, I suppose, but I actually liked their comeback stuff. Then again, I was too young for the original Belinda when it was new, so maybe it's just my lack of perspective.

Posted by: francisthegreat at March 10, 2005 07:00 PM
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