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2020-07-06 11:50:39 PM  
The Runaways.

(checks link) Oof...way off.
 
2020-07-06 11:56:04 PM  
I knew it.

Doesn't everyone watch Go-Go's videos when their wives have a set evening work schedule?

/Don't tell my wife.
 
2020-07-07 12:07:45 AM  

f150: I knew it.

Doesn't everyone watch Go-Go's videos when their wives have a set evening work schedule?

/Don't tell my wife.


I would never have guessed them.

They were always more pop music to me than rock, much less punk.

This kinda pisses me off that there's a feature-length documentary about them, but not Heart or Fleetwood Mac.

And I don't think VH-1's "Behind the Music" qualifies as a documentary. Although, for some bands their BTM episode may be the closest they'll ever get to a documentary.
 
2020-07-07 12:17:33 AM  
Got it in one.
 
2020-07-07 12:32:52 AM  
Who else?
 
2020-07-07 12:40:44 AM  
Ace of Base?

Wait, what?
 
2020-07-07 12:45:06 AM  

SurfaceTension: Ace of Base?

Wait, what?


Two of them were men
 
2020-07-07 12:47:24 AM  

Chariset: SurfaceTension: Ace of Base?

Wait, what?

Two of them were men


Belinda seems kinda like a guy.

Jane too. Are they the go-guys?
 
2020-07-07 12:48:03 AM  
I keed.
 
2020-07-07 12:53:41 AM  
That was easy.

And I'm not a pop / rock person.

/ it also helps that it was the first all-female group I could think of
 
2020-07-07 12:57:50 AM  
I got that because I am old.
 
2020-07-07 1:02:37 AM  
The Donnas?

*clicks*

Huh, those lips are sealed
 
2020-07-07 1:11:25 AM  
Was already made

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2020-07-07 1:30:04 AM  

dildo tontine: I got that because I am old.


Ditto.
 
2020-07-07 1:37:11 AM  
As it happens, I actually met Belinda Carlisle before she was famous. I remember knowing she was something special and wanting to bang her, but not much else.

/I guess this needs a CSB disclaimer.
 
2020-07-07 2:23:10 AM  
Got it in one
 
2020-07-07 2:48:06 AM  
I'm gonna guess The Lunachicks.
 
2020-07-07 2:48:59 AM  
L7?
 
2020-07-07 2:50:27 AM  

MrBallou: As it happens, I actually met Belinda Carlisle before she was famous. I remember knowing she was something special and wanting to bang her, but not much else.

/I guess this needs a CSB disclaimer.


She hung out with the Germs before the Go-Gos as well.  That's what got me thinking it was them.  That was before the scenes started their "No Girls!" policies.
 
2020-07-07 2:51:03 AM  
Orbital - Halcyon (Live At Glastonbury)
Youtube dRCt-F47IH0


Skip to 5:20 for the relevant bit.
 
2020-07-07 2:53:47 AM  
The Runaways were emerging just as punk was starting, so "influenced by" isn't great for them.  Also, they were predominantly following the lead of heavy rock acts preceding them, imitating each's favorite rock hero as one critic put it, and rarely exploring new territory.  They were punk adjacent in many ways rather than punk influenced.

The Bangles were heavily 60's pop influenced, so they wouldn't be right.

The Go-Gos were a no brainer choice.
 
2020-07-07 2:55:31 AM  
Got it in one.

The band should've been called "Kathy Valentine and the Go-Go's."

KV...rawr
 
2020-07-07 2:56:09 AM  
Go-Go's?

*clicks link*

Yup.  They were on Urgh!  A Music War.  One of the best concert films ever.

Go-Go's - We Got The Beat '80 (from Urgh! A Music War)
Youtube iaZiYv5Chio
 
2020-07-07 2:56:52 AM  

RodneyToady: The Runaways.

(checks link) Oof...way off.


There was already a Runaways biopic.

Good: Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie
Horrible: Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett
Appropriate Level of Creepy: Michael Shannon as Kim Fowley

Bonus 'Dear GOD WTF were you THINKING?' Kristen Stewart's press interviews talking about playing Joan Jett. 'Yeah, she was like this girl that was a pioneer in rock. She became really famous.' I shiat you not, this was the extent of her thought process on portraying JOAN FARING JETT, Look up some of the interviews on YouTube. Even the On Set interview included in the DVD makes Stewart come off as a vapid, shallow twit.
 
2020-07-07 3:08:46 AM  

Sub Human: Chariset: SurfaceTension: Ace of Base?

Wait, what?

Two of them were men

Belinda seems kinda like a guy.

Jane too. Are they the go-guys?


You need your eyes checked.
 
2020-07-07 3:10:25 AM  
C'mon subby. I know my 80's girl bands.
 
2020-07-07 3:11:06 AM  
You made my SH*T LIST
 
2020-07-07 3:12:27 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: I would never have guessed them.

They were always more pop music to me than rock, much less punk.


Go-Go's 1978: Beatnik Beach
Youtube lc6ke-aVWXA


Belinda Carlisle was briefly a member of The Germs
 
2020-07-07 3:20:31 AM  
Well I was way off. My guess was Twisted Sister.
 
2020-07-07 3:34:22 AM  
Smashing Pumpkins?
 
2020-07-07 3:35:22 AM  
My guess was Sleater-Kinney.
 
2020-07-07 3:41:19 AM  

Valacirca: My guess was Sleater-Kinney.


For a brief period of a week or so, I slept on the floor of a room they rehearsed in.

I also rehearsed in that room, but not while I was asleep.
 
2020-07-07 3:41:58 AM  
Yeah, I figured it was the Go-Go's.  Influenced by isn't the same as sounds like.

The Police were influenced by punk and reggae.
 
2020-07-07 3:46:58 AM  

RodneyToady: The Runaways.

(checks link) Oof...way off.


That was my guess too.
 
2020-07-07 3:47:20 AM  
Our lips are sealed is the perfect formulaic pop song.
Fight me.
 
2020-07-07 3:50:02 AM  

Dybbuk Schmybbuk: Our lips are sealed is the perfect formulaic pop song.



Which one?

Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (Official Video)
Youtube QhVhK-VVeXo
 
2020-07-07 3:50:59 AM  
Yep. Got it in one.

Their version of We Got The Beat from "Urgh! A Music War!" was nicely punky:
Go-Go's - We Got The Beat '80 (from Urgh! A Music War)
Youtube iaZiYv5Chio
 
2020-07-07 3:59:00 AM  

dildo tontine: I got that because I am old.


If you were really old you would have said the Runaways.
 
2020-07-07 3:59:46 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: f150: I knew it.

Doesn't everyone watch Go-Go's videos when their wives have a set evening work schedule?

/Don't tell my wife.

I would never have guessed them.

They were always more pop music to me than rock, much less punk.

This kinda pisses me off that there's a feature-length documentary about them, but not Heart or Fleetwood Mac.

And I don't think VH-1's "Behind the Music" qualifies as a documentary. Although, for some bands their BTM episode may be the closest they'll ever get to a documentary.


They were basically part of New Wave which is where a lot of punk bands went...
 
2020-07-07 4:03:09 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: The Donnas?

*clicks*

Huh, those lips are sealed


I was hoping for The Donnas - I love them
 
2020-07-07 4:20:30 AM  
Oh wow, nobody said the Shaggs!
 
2020-07-07 4:22:49 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Sub Human: Chariset: SurfaceTension: Ace of Base?

Wait, what?

Two of them were men

Belinda seems kinda like a guy.

Jane too. Are they the go-guys?

You need your eyes checked.


So, Belinda or Jane?

/And no, you can't pick both.
 
2020-07-07 4:37:59 AM  

NDP2: Gordon Bennett: Sub Human: Chariset: SurfaceTension: Ace of Base?

Wait, what?

Two of them were men

Belinda seems kinda like a guy.

Jane too. Are they the go-guys?

You need your eyes checked.

So, Belinda or Jane?

/And no, you can't pick both.


Jane.
 
2020-07-07 4:54:00 AM  
Malaria! - Trash Me
Youtube gSES0IYhoyE
 
2020-07-07 5:26:24 AM  

Snapper Carr: GreatGlavinsGhost: I would never have guessed them.

They were always more pop music to me than rock, much less punk.

[YouTube video: Go-Go's 1978: Beatnik Beach]

Belinda Carlisle was briefly a member of The Germs


Yeah, but the band was like an 80s version of the Monkees without the TV show. Sure they played their own instruments, but they were all hired to play a role.

In fact, let me take that back. They weren't like the Monkees, they were more like The Knack.

... Now that I think about it, the 80s gave us a lot of pre-fabricated bands, the most notorious being Milli Vanilli. The Go-Gos were just another typical 80s band.
 
2020-07-07 5:32:01 AM  
Of course it was the Go-Go's, they were on Stiff Records.

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2020-07-07 5:43:53 AM  
I'm late but I'll admit I was going with El Tigre
 
2020-07-07 5:47:51 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: The Go-Gos were just another PROTOtypical 80s band.


ftfy
 
2020-07-07 5:47:52 AM  
Betty Blowtorch?

*clicks* , oh
 
2020-07-07 5:49:07 AM  
The Singing Telegram from the movie "Clue"?
 
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