Not what you call a Go-Go's fan but

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  1. Antstrat

    Antstrat Dr. Stratster

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    I watched a pretty good documentary on Showtime about the band and they were the real deal, those girls had talent and worked hard for their success. Never too late to learn something new.
     
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    I like the Go-Gos. A bit bubblegum, but fun
     
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    What? How can anyone not like the Go-Gos?

    Great songwriting, great performance, what's not to like?
     
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    They were clearly pop but what catchy pop it was. Who hasn't had Vacation as an earworm? I don't think I owned any of their albums but the stuff that made the airwave? Yeah, I liked it even if at the time I'd never admit it. :D
     
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    My fave, I think
     
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    It's from my perspective. When they came out I didn't take them seriously. Didn't dislike them just couldn't get into them at the time. Now my eyes have been open and I have a new outlook.

    That's all.:)
     
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    Great band in their prime.

    K Valentine talent in particular is immense. Just came out with a book looking forward to reading it.
     
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    Eric_G Senior Stratmaster

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    I think I caught the end of the same documentary... is it in there that they covered the inner battles that the band had for a while and how it turned from making music together to just going and play your part... or something of that nature...
     
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    I like when people say stuff like 'they were clearly pop.BUT' (I've seen it on a trillion threads here and elsewhere )

    A lot of pop is crap but so is a lot of NOT pop.

    Imo whether something is pop is largely unrelated to its awesomeness

    Go Go's are awesome btw

    They started out punk - their contemporaries and my favorite band X stayed (large!y) punk and Go Go's capitalized on their cute, the all female thing (the Runaways opened that door big-time just a year or two before ) , their really awesome songwriting and their tight song above everything else punk ethos and translated it into pop

    Imo our lips are sealed Is easily one of the best pop.songs of the 80's... I cannot love a song more
     
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    I was in high school when the Go Gos hit. I loved them, didn't care. Jangly guitars, great drummer... To this day I'll admit it I can be found humming a GG's song...
     
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    I was never a big fan, but they had some good music. Yeah, a bit bubblegum as @Mansonienne said. I'd listen to it if it was playing.
     
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    I always listened to their first couple of albums, but after that it seemed that they changed and weren’t as great as before. I love the bass in Our Lips Are Sealed.
     
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    i am a Go-gos fan... since day one... but then again, my tastes run to the 'if it grooves, if it moves, and if the kids or the octegenarians playing it are sincere, i'm in' school. especially back in the days of power pop.
     
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    I was narrow minded when they got popular. They weren’t Rock and Roll enough for me. Now I listen to their songs and am blown away by how good they are.
    Glad I am able to appreciate different music these days. Trying to play and record has given me a much needed dose of humility. The Go Go’s were the real deal.
     
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    You got the beat!

     
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    when the go go's first started, they were about as punk and raunchy as you could get.
     
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    We covered "We Got The Beat" in the last band I was in (playing bass) 21+ years ago. Easily learned for most everyone, a quick way to fatten up the playlist.

    I say nearly everyone, the early 30s drummer could not replicate the tom pounding of the original. We never let him off for that - in the kindest sort of way. We sometimes referred to him as "Frail Tim'. He was a cool guy and just rolled with it.

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    I'm a big fan.
    Always tried to convince my band to do Our Lips Are Sealed, but got push-back at every quadrant.

    :(
     
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    any band plays we got the beat or our lips are sealed in any context and the dancers are going to be pretty happy.
     
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    They had the beat.

    Or so I've been told.
     
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