Words matter. These are the best Go-Go Quotes from famous people such as Jane Wiedlin, Kathy Valentine, Dara Khosrowshahi, Rico Nasty, Charlotte Caffey, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I love being a Go-Go. It definitely has its ups and downs, and we have a very intense energy with each other.
But the Go-Go’s are a very original, kind of organic thing.
I started in investment banking at Allen & Company in 1991. It was the go-go days of media mergers, and we were incredibly busy with one deal after another. Unlike typical investment banking groups, even in the midst of merger mania, we didn’t have a formal face-time culture – and I felt empowered by that.
I feel like I have a lot of rhythm because I’m from the DMV. Because you got so many different types of music: Baltimore Club music, Go-Go, then you got the DMV rap music scene, then you got the DMV R&B music scene. It’s a lot of music and it’s a lot of taste that caters to most.
I think it took us being apart to really understand… who we were as Individuals, outside of the Go-Go’s.
It wasn’t much fun being Charlotte Go-Go. I like being Charlotte Caffey better.
I grew up with go-go music. We wasn’t really hip-hop fans.
We were constantly together. Anybody who had a boyfriend had to go through the Go-Go’s first. It was a little too close for comfort after a while.
I went to see the Go-Go’s on a Saturday night in ’78 and had the best time. I was so serious about the way I played but they were having a blast. They weren’t quite ready, but man there was something special. The girls just needed someone to push ’em a little and I eventually pushed.
I was a go-go dancer, too. I called myself ‘Grace Mendoza’ to fool my parents.
Here’s the thing about The Go-Go’s: Onstage, any moment could be a total train wreck.
I was a go-go dancer at the Dom on East 10th Street in NYC. This was a glittering ballroom over Stanley’s Bar. 1965.
The Go-Go’s were like my first babies.
I’m hoping that with the high profile that the Go-Go’s are going to have over the next year, that if anybody is interested in what else I do, I’ll have something I can say that I do.
It’s the bounce in go-go that inspires me.
A lot of people don’t know that the Go-Go’s came from the L.A. punk scene.
In The Go-Go’s, my philosophy is that I contribute whatever the song requires. I never think, ‘What can I put in here to show off the latest trick that I just picked up?’ What I think is, ‘What’s required from me as a drummer to make this a better song?’
I would say the Go-Go’s are pretty iconic but don’t know if I’d refer to myself like that.
There should be a lot of bands like the Go-Go’s out there, but there aren’t.
Individual participation in the stock market through 401(k)s helped fuel the go-go days of Wall Street in the 1980s and birthed asset management juggernauts like Fidelity, Vanguard, Pimco, BlackRock, and dozens of others.
I thought the Runaways always got brushed under the rug. The Go-Go’s, at least they always gave us credit.
Being famous for fame’s sake wasn’t the goal when I co-founded the Go-Go’s. I just wanted to sing and have a laugh.
In April of 1978 I was asked to join an all-girl band that was just taking shape, The Go-Go’s. It was one of those moments in my life – and there were many – when I just blurted out ‘Yes!’
I’m on Tinder. I work mostly in gay clubs and I would have really bad relationships because I would meet aspiring models or bartenders or go-go dancers… not always the best choices! So I got on Tinder because one of my friends was on it. It’s amazing. I can get more of what I like. I love it.
The musical differences are obvious: the Go-Go’s are more punk, while my solo work is more soft pop. But they’re equally as fun and enjoyable for me. I couldn’t possibly put one over the other.
First of all, The Go-Go’s have always had pop melodies, OK? And the punk aspect was just at the root of it.
The Go-Go’s were a frothy pop band. I wanted to do music that had a harder edge.
Legendary photographer Annie Leibowitz persuaded us to pose in our underwear. When the magazine hit the stands we were horrified to see the caption ‘Go-Go’s Put Out.’ Regardless, I was extremely excited to see us at every newsstand on every corner, our faces on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone!’
When I started go-go dancing on tables for a living, I didn’t want to tell my mom or my dad. I made 25 dollars a night, and I was able to make my rent, with the four girls I lived with.
On August 28, 2010, Fox News messiah Glenn Beck hosted a ‘Restoring Honor’ revival meeting featuring sexy guest star Sarah Palin, much as Bob Hope would roll out Raquel Welch in white go-go boots on his U.S.O. tours to give our fighting men a morale lift in their khakis.
The spirit of the Go-Go’s is fun.
One year, I was a go-go girl for Halloween, and I got all this glitter eye shadow, my hair was poufy with braids, I was wearing all these different colors and fake eyelashes that went all the way up to my eyebrows. I totally enjoy the whole Halloween feel.
What’s the essence of the Go-Go’s? Great melodies, guitar hooks, driving drums. All of that.
Every time I see a story about the Go-Go’s, it sounds like a gossip column about our health or our love life.
Go-go is so drum and Congo based. It’s almost like music from Africa. The drums like on ‘Planet Paradise’ are deeply African-rooted. It’s really bouncy and the same speed as go-go music. That’s an example of the influence go-go had on me.