The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey Talks New Documentary, Single on 1071 The Boss (audio)
The release of The Go-Go’s debut album Beauty and The Beat on July 8, 1981 was a landmark day, as they went on to make history as the first all-female band to write their songs and play their own instruments to hit No. 1–a monumental feat.
The band —Belinda Carlisle (lead vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar), Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar), Kathy Valentine (bass) and Gina Schock (drums)–is now featured in a new documentary directed by Allison Ellwood, “The Go-Go’s,” on Showtime that looks back on the formation and early days of the band, through the dark times, break up and present day, where the group performs the new track, “Club Zero,” at The Whiskey in Los Angeles.
“We set out to make a really truthful documentary,” Caffey told mid-day host Michele Amabile of 1071 The Boss. “And we didn’t want it to be about all the drama.”
Caffey touched on a wide variety of topics, looking back at the first album, touring with the Specials and Madness, and how she felt when director Cameron Crowe asked for permission to feature “We Got the Beat” in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”.
And although the band had to scrap their summer tour dates due to Covid-19 concerns, including a July date at The Stone Pony, Caffey tells fans to keep the faith.
“We love that Stone Pony,” Caffey told Amabile. “We love New Jersey, and we are totally bummed..We have rescheduled for next year and hopefully we will be able to do it. We really want to do it. We are chomping at the bit here.”
Download “Club Zero” HERE.
Listen to the interview with Michele Amabile below!