- Director: Alison Ellwood
- Producer: Trevor Birney; Eimhear O'Neill; Corey Russell
They were as punk as anyone's pinkie!
Can anyone outside of the USA...hum one of their tunes? Nah...didn't think so.
This is a promo film...made...to coincide with their [hard times] reunion tour [which, due, to COVID, didn't go quite to plan]...there's always next year!
It's exactly what you would expect from a 'rock-doc' - a few tissues are peeled back...but, it doesn't get to the heart of their egos..and, let's face it...ego is what drives a band...and, ego is what kills a band...until they are skint!
If you are a fan of The Go-Go's...grammar maybe be not your thing...but, this adequate documentary may [well] be!
The Go-Go’s are rooted in music history as not just a pop phenomenon but groundbreakers as well. Born out of the L.A. punk scene, Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar, keyboards and vocals), Belinda Carlisle (lead vocals), Gina Schock (drums), Kathy Valentine (bass and vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (guitar and vocals) didn’t play the part of bad girls – they were genuine punk rockers. Their 1981 debut album Beauty and the Beat, featuring the hits “Our Lips Are Sealed” (one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Pop Singles) and “We Got the Beat,” was one of the most successful debut albums of all time, No. 1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks and resulted in a Grammy® nomination for Best New Artist.