Friday, September 07, 2012

The Bangles & The GoGo's

I was listening to The Bangles recently on Songza. Here's their best song...

Watching the video reminds me of the question I had back in the late 1980's, when the Bangles were hot and when that video came out: Why can't an all-female group just play music? Why do they have to be sexualized to sell albums?

That's a question with many more questions and many more thoughts. For another post.


We saw them a few years back at The House of Blues here in New Orleans. They're worth seeing live.


Speaking of girl groups of the 80's and misogyny, the best GoGo's song is Head Over Heels...

1 comment:

jason said...

I always hated the Bangles.
I know, heresy.
I'm not even sure why.

The GoGos were fun...but that Carlisle gal got on my nerves when she started thinking she was Ann Margret.
Ok, rant over. :)