So I overhear The Go-Go's signature song from thier album Talk Show (1984) and I get the urge to have it so I can play it over and over (I do that with songs I really like). The song is, of course, "Head Over Heels".
So, I get a bug to find out what they're up do. Like a few other '80s pop bands they've reunited, with an albut out a year or so ago (God Bless the Go-Go's). And they have tribute bands.
Now, there's something about tribute bands. Somehow they always seem wierdly appropriate. I suppose it stands to reason that a band that elevates the concept of woman (they're, in my opinion, one of the premier "girl groups" of the last 30 years for a very good reason) would attract a certain sort of tribute group, but for reasons which I can't quite put my finger on.
With The Go-Go's, there are two all-male tribute groups out there.
One is L.A.-based, and is called The Ga-Ga's. I can't find out too much about them.
The other is based right here in Portland. The name?
We Got The Meat.
I'm friggin' serious. Follow the link! The Go-Go's thought they were cool enough to mench on their own home page's front page.
I love self-expression, I do I do.