Starting to contemplate a long post on my history with the Go-Go’s, so here’s a teaser:
“They were rehearsing a couple of times a month. I said ‘Guys, you gotta rehearse like four or five times a week if you want to make this happen.'”
(Gina Schock, drummer to the gods, recalling her first meeting with the Go-Go’s. Source: VH1 Behind the Music–The Go-Go’s)
Thirty-two months later (with Kathy Valentine having replaced Margot Olavarria [far right]), the Go-Go’s were the first self-contained, all-female band in the history of popular music to have the #1 album in Billboard.
As of this date, they are also the last.
Like I always say, when there’s only one of something, there’s usually a reason….like maybe the unusual ability to communicate angst as joy: