I was quite into some of the Belinda Carlisle songs – and through that I found out about how she was once part of a band called The Go-Go’s, many years on I had a double-compilation of Go-Go’s material; pretty good. But no curiosity to check out individual albums.
Flash forward many years – and I was never a “fan” of Carlisle as such, well not really – and I am at a Belinda Carlisle gig. I was there as a reviewer. It was pretty good. Well, it was a terrible turnout. I actually felt sorry for her. She was good. Great songs, sounded great, the band was fine. But just no market for it – or it was poorly promoted. Or both. But I felt very sorry for her. She did a Go-Go’s song. And I remember thinking, then and there, “must check out more by that band”.
Back in the late 1970s/early 80s it was still a big deal – kinda – for an all-female band to be out and about and writing their own songs and playing the instruments. How far we’ve come.
And yes there’s further still to go. Always.
Anyway, I really liked hearing this – the band’s 1981 debut full-lengther. Finally.