Tag: Go Go’s

Wednesday 8/17/22 10am ET: Feature LP: Go-Go’s – Return to the Valley of The Go-Go’s (1994)

Return to the Valley of The Go-Go’s is the Go-Go’s second compilation album, released October 18, 1994. There were two versions of this compilation released: a single disc, and a double disc version. All recordings found on the single disc are identical to those on the double.

  1. “Living at the Canterbury/Party Pose” (Live at Rehearsal, 2/79) 4:30
  2. “Screaming” (Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) 2:10
  3. “Johnny Are You Queer?” (Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) 2:06
  4. “Fun with Ropes” (Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) 2:12
  5. “Fashion Seekers” (Intro Live at Rehearsal, 2/79 8/79) 3:08
  6. “Blades” (Live at Rehearsal, 1/80) 2:34
  7. “He’s So Strange” (Live at Rehearsal, 1/80) 4:11
  8. “London Boys” (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) 2:39
  9. “Let’s Have a Party” (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) 1:31
  10. “Beatnik Beach” (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) 2:43
  11. “(Remember) Walking in the Sand” (Live at Palos Verdes High School) 3:06
  12. “Lust to Love” (Previously unreleased demo) 3:27
  13. “How Much More” (Demo, previously released as B-side) 3:00
  14. “Cool Jerk” (Previously unreleased demo) 2:31
  15. “We Got the Beat” (Single mix) 2:31
  16. “Skidmarks on My Heart” 3:05
  17. “This Town” 3:18
  18. “Our Lips Are Sealed” 2:45
  19. “Surfing and Spying” 1:57
  20. “Vacation” 2:58
  21. “Speeding” 2:07
  22. “Get Up and Go” 3:17
  23. “It’s Everything but Party Time” 3:20
  24. “Beneath the Blue Sky” 3:03
  25. “Good for Gone” 2:55
  26. “Head over Heels” 3:37
  27. “Turn to You” 3:50
  28. “Yes or No” (Single mix) 3:36
  29. “I’m with You” (Live at the Greek, LA, 8/84) 3:37
  30. “We Don’t Get Along” (Live at Hakano Plaza, Tokyo, 6/82) 2:41
  31. “Can’t Stop the World” (Live at the Greek, LA, 8/84) 3:23
  32. “I’m the Only One” (Live at the Greek, LA, 8/84) 3:26
  33. “Mercenary” (Acoustic, Universal Amphitheatre, LA, 12/90) 4:33
  34. “Good Girl” (Reunion track, ’94) 3:36
  35. “Beautiful” (Reunion track, ’94) 3:59
  36. “The Whole World Lost Its Head” (Reunion track, ’94) 2:56

Tuesday 2/15/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Go-Go’s – Beauty and The Beat (1981)

Beauty and the Beat is the debut album from Californian new wave band the Go-Go’s. Released July 8, 1981 on the I.R.S. Records label, the album reached number one on Billboard’s Top LPs & Tape chart in March 1982, bolstered by its two big Hot 100 hit singles: “Our Lips Are Sealed” (no. 20) and perhaps the Go-Go’s’ signature song, “We Got the Beat” (no. 2), initially released in 1980, but in a different version. After a long and steady climb, Beauty and the Beat reached number one in the album chart dated March 6, 1982, the week before “We Got the Beat” entered the Top Ten of the Hot 100. The album stayed at the top for six consecutive weeks, and ranked second in Billboard’s year-end Top 100 of 1982 (behind the self-titled debut album of Asia). The LP sold in excess of two million copies, and was RIAA-certified double platinum, qualifying it as one of the most successful debut albums of all time. Critically acclaimed, it has been described as one of the “cornerstone albums of American new wave”.

The title is a play on the European fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”.

  1. “Our Lips Are Sealed” 2:45
  2. “How Much More” 3:06
  3. “Tonite” 3:35
  4. “Lust to Love” 4:04
  5. “This Town” 3:20
  6. “We Got the Beat” 2:36
  7. “Fading Fast” 3:41
  8. “Automatic” 3:07
  9. “You Can’t Walk in Your Sleep (If You Can’t Sleep)” 2:54
  10. “Skidmarks on My Heart” 3:06
  11. “Can’t Stop the World” 3:20

Belinda Carlisle – lead vocals
Charlotte Caffey – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Gina Schock – drums, percussion
Kathy Valentine – bass guitar, guitar backing vocals
Jane Wiedlin – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on the “Our Lips are Sealed” bridge

Tuesday 6/1/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from David Lee Roth, Southern Pacific, Ray Parker Junior, Kathy Mattea, Whitney Houston, Queen, Paula Abdul, Carlene Carter, Police, Ramones, Oak Ridge Boys, Honeymoon Suite, Alabama, Genesis and more. . . 2pm – 6pm ET

Tuesday 5/25/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from Pointer Sisters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Police, Eddy Grant, Pat Benatar, INXS, Kenny Loggins, Def Leppard, Whispers, Pam Tillis, Dan Hartman, Night Ranger, Go Go’s and more . . .