* Kokandy Productions announced an extension of the hit jukebox show "Head Over Heels." Set to the music of The Go-Gos
, it's adapted from a series of 16th-century poems chronicling the lives and loves of two young noblewomen and a royal family attempting to save its kingdom.
Indeed, before she was a glamorous pop star, Belinda was a proper rock star of the sort they don't really make any more, as the singer of revolutionary all-girl punk band The Go-Gos
. They were the first-ever female band to write all their own material.
NEW YORK (AFP) - The Go-Gos
, the pioneering all-woman rock band, are heading to Broadway, with an assist by Gwyneth Paltrow.
to contemporary names like The Killers and ubersongwriter Max Martin.
When the topic of all-female bands comes up, most people remember the Bangles, the Go-Gos
, the Runaways.
The stage was turned into a huge boombox that blasted out familiar sounds and hits from the '80s, among them A-Ha's Take on Me, The Foundations' Build Me Up Buttercup, Jo Boxers' Just Got Lucky, Naked Eyes' Always Something There to Remind Me, The Go-Gos
' Head Over Heels and Depeche Mode's Just Can't Get Enough.
For vintage-lovers, there are retro revamps: spiky stilettos scream Eighties excess, while glossy go-gos
are pure Sixties chic.
brought out I'm Going To Spend My Christmas With A Dalek in 1964.
My friends have a right to know that cassette of the Go-Gos
"Talk Show" album wasn't an error on the part of Columbia House.
We've had more than a few inquiries why Belinda Carlisle, ex of rock band the Go-Gos
and one of whose solo hits was "Heaven Is A Place On Earth," would be starting a celebrity licensing program.
The list of all-girl groups is, if not that long, certainly filled with familiar names and iconic groundbreakers; The Go-Gos
, The Bangles, The Belle Stars, Fuzzbox, L7...
And hear some great female songs, such as "We Got the Beat," by the all-gal band The Go-Gos
The film featured live performances of mainstream artists (The Police, The Go-Gos
, Pere Ubu, XTC, Devo) as well as more obscure bands (The Alley Cats, Invisible Sex, Athletico Spizz '80, Chelsea) using concert footage from around the world.
Which female singer left The Go-Gos
to launch a solo career, topping the charts in 1987 with Heaven is a Place On Earth?
On their fourth album they have embraced glitzy fizz-pop - so rather than the Velvets and the Reid Brothers you can hear echoes of vintage late-80s Kim Wilde, even Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Gos
. Yet the issues tackled remain bleak, meaning no matter how the sound has been cleaned up, the stain of sleaze remains.