Song of the day – 132: GO!GO!7188
I’ve been obsessing over this Japanese group the last few days.
They’re prolific, for sure. They appear to have no cut-off point. Masses of albums, singles and live albums released over the last decade attest to this. They straddle genres – noisy, for the most part: rock – with an alarming lack of embarrassment. It’s like that explosion of a reference of female-led punk I linked to a few months back, only with GO!GO!7188 taking up the entire side of a mix-tape by themselves. Sometimes, they’ll turn in a set of covers that reminds me wonderfully of my ancient Scots trash sweethearts The Rezillos. Others, they’ll be like an appallingly bad, radio-friendly version of Brisbane’s own I Heart Hiroshima or Skunk Anansie or someone (if only for the ridiculously high vocals). Others, they’re verging on Ecstatic Peace territory.
And then they’ll turn in something like this…