Hey, how about some music-related upbeat news for a change? Not a Friday Random, I am re-imaging my iPod and iTunes thinks it is “busy”.
But The Go-Gos got a star on Hollywood Boulevard, which is just plain awesome.
I have always had a fondness for this song, a near-perfect slab of powerpop from a later album:
They broke all kinds of boundaries back in those days, playing their own instruments and writing their own songs and just generally behaving like a rock band, which was not proper for women in th erock world. I recall reading that they started an all-woman group because none of the local groups would let them join; just ‘girls’ you know.
Jan Wiedlin is originally from Oconomowoc, and I saw them play a great show at Summerfest a few years back. Of course. (ouch! BBBB, why did you cut my finger? Give me a bandaid, it’s bleeding too loud).
Also, I have a friend from college who looked amazingly like Belinda Carlisle.