gogos-band-1982-bb14-2016-billboard-650-1548This week our Sunday Evening video showcase belongs to The Go Gos, the most successful all-female rock band in history. The earliest incarnation of the band formed forty years ago (some sources say 1978, but 77 seems more likely), and we were inspired to pick them for this week’s spot because their lead singer, Belinda Carlisle, has just released a new album, Wilder Shores, that takes Bhuddist chants used in Kundalini Yoga and sets them to music with pop song structures.

I was so impressed that I opened last week’s Radio Free Charleston International with one of the tracks from that album. You can hear that repeated Sunday evening at 10 PM and Tuesday evening at 11 PM on The AIR.

Getting back to the Go Gos, in honor of their anniversary year, I decided to take you back to 1981, the year they broke big with their debut album, Beauty and The Beat, and let you see the band in concert at Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Lest any of you think that the Go Gos aren’t cool enough for PopCult, I must remind you that none other than the legendary West Virginia punk band, Clownhole, covered their song, “We Got The Beat.”

So there.