Item #5245 Go-Go's. The Go-Go's.

Go-Go's. [Poster]

Norwalk, CT: Artemis, Inc., 1983. One-sheet color photo-illustrated poster (measures 22.75" x 34.5").

Original promotional poster for the Go-Gos, one of the most successful female rock bands of all time. Formed in the midst of the burgeoning punk rock scene in late 1970s, the Go-Go's gained local cult status playing gigs at various LA venues. In 1981, they signed with Miles Copeland’s newly founded indie label I.R.S. Records, and their debut, Beauty and the Beat, was released that year. A surprise hit, the album catapulted to #1 on the charts, where it stayed for six consecutive weeks. Featuring the hits "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat," Beauty and the Beat was hard to follow up. After their second studio album, Vacation (1982), received mixed reviews, the band began to unravel. Their manager, Ginger Canzoneri, left in 1983; then members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, and Kathy Valentine discovered I.R.S. was withholding more than a million dollars in royalties; creative differences were fermenting; and more than one member had developed a drug addiction. The Go-Go's officially disbanded after the commercial failure of their third studio album, Talk Show, though they have intermittently reunited since. Minor creasing. Near fine. Item #5245


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