when it comes to great songs and tight harmonies, these girls and the Bangles who followed them kicked most male groups backsides !
(shame they both broke up for the same reasons, a lead singer who wrongly thought she was bigger than the group.)
1982 was band's zenith, with two Top 10 US singles and album "Beauty and the Beast" topping the American chart. Follow-up Vacation enjoyed similar success, although global recognition remained a challenge. www.eightiesmusicfan.co.cc.
I remember digging through my father's records and being amazed that he had Beauty and the Beat... I was probably more amazed at how talented they were - people tend to associate them with vapid pop, but this is good stuff.
Oh, yeah, and I'm in love with all of them, trainwreck-y as they seem to have been. Well, Jane Wiedlin still is.
Slinky Vagabond features Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Clem Burke of Blondie, and Earl Slick (David Bowie's guitarist) and singer Keanan Duffty. Slinky Vagabond made their debut in May 2007 at Irving Plaza as part of Joey Ramone's annual birthday bash. Slinky Vagabond also performed for Gen Art during New York fashion week and at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
also, check out the cover version of "How Much More" that Redd Kross does; the singer of Redd Kross is married to Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go's. It's from an album called "Freedom of Choice" you can hear on LastFM- it's a compilation album of bands covering great 1980's songs. It was from late '90's, and the proceeds went to PlannedParenthood (freedom of Choice, get it- ha ha!) It's a good record- alot better then I'm making it sound here! Bands like Sonic Youth (i swear,do they play on Every Tribute Album ever made?), Yo La Tengo and i can't remember who else play Blondie, Devo, etc. There's a great cover of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" re-invented as a new-wave powerpop tune w/ a call-and-response style chorus that is so catchy & innovative! i've put it on mixes that i've given to friends.We worship Kate's original song, of course, but this cover always makes me laugh, even as it annoyingly gets stuck in my head for days after i listen to it! O yeah,I love the GG's "This Town"