Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Go-Go's - Live in Central Park|
Director: Dave Diomedi
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Join rock 'n' roll's favorite girl group in their triumphant return to the stage for their first tour in a decade. Shot in New York's world-famous Central Park, the Go-Go's play all their greatest hits plus many songs from... more »
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Brian Curtiss | East Hartford, CT USA | 11/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was able to view this video a few weeks shy of its' release on my satellite tv provider and I have to say it's great! Having not given The Go-Go's much musical credit before, my jaw dropped in awe upon watching this. They choose a perfect show opener, Head Over Heels with Charlotte Caffey's wonderfully hypnotic keyboard playing on it . But this 1 hr. 6 min. show is not just the women's playing of a predictable collection of fan fave hits . Front and center are songs from their recently released " God Bless the Go-Go's " CD, their first all new effort in 17 years . The new tunes - La La Land , Unforgiven, Apology, Stuck In My Car, Sonic Superslide ( a kind of "Age of Aquarius" that rocks for the New Millenium ), Automatic Rainy Day, Insincere (..." Have a nice life " indeed ) , and Throw Me A Curve, easily meet or surpass the quality of their best 80's material . These are the kind of songs that can get stuck in your head all day at work but you don't mind because you like them so much . The music in this show that is meant to rock does so with incredible energy . The slower songs are in no way throwaways , but are also very listenable, even moving at times.
Anyone viewing this can see that all five of these talented women enjoy playing music together . Belinda Carlisle's very brief breaking up at the beginning of one song ( I think because she see's that Jane Wiedlin has not made it back to her microphone yet ), shows they don't take themselves too seriously . They also don't act like the're doing the large Central Park audience a favor just by showing up. A nice moment in the show is when after playing "Unforgiven ", the first single off their latest album , the audience cheers wildly as Jane and Charlotte raise pinky and index fingers high in the air as if to say " Number 1 , Yeah ! " This is all done very lightheartedly for their many fans present , and not in a conceited kind of way . Of course if it weren't for the endless glut of gutless radio station program managers who barely even played it , " Unforgiven " would have been a top ten song at the very least. - Ok end of digression .
Visually the concert is filmed extremely well . Any musician will appreciate the many instrumental shots of Charlotte, Kathy, Jane, and Gina while they're playing . Gina Schock's drumming is amazing to watch ... without a doubt, she's one of the best . Running the stereo sound through a receiver/amplifier instead of your built-in tv speakers is the only way to watch and hear this . To sum it up, this show is very entertaining ... so much so that I've got to see their live show for myself next time they come around . An accompanying CD release would be welcomed by many because the music performed really hits the mark in every way . Play this concert dvd for your teenage kids and they'll see that The Pussycat Dolls, Britney, and Christina, entertaining as they might be, have nothing on The Go-Go's ."
God Bless The Go-Go's Indeed!
Barb | 12/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is exactly what fans of any band are looking for. First, a totally awesome concert that proves once and for all that The Go-Go's are back and better than ever. They are so much fun to watch. Belinda Carlisle's endless energy, Kathy Valentine, ever the Rock Star, Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey showing that they still got the beat, and Gina Schock, one of the most amazing drummers of all time. Who else could chew gum and drum like that at the same time? It's a great mix of their Top 40 songs, some older album favorites and some new stuff off of their first album in 17 years "God Bless The Go-Go's". The Bonus footage is a fun "fly on the wall" view of The Go-Go's getting made-up for the show, Gina's commentary alone is worth the price of the DVD. The footage in the van provides a fun view of what it's like to be a part of the madness that is The Go-Go's. Forget Britney, Christina and the rest of them-The Go-Go's are the real thing."
WORTH EVERY DOLLAR!!!!! these girls can seriously rock!
Douglas Kim | Falls Church, VA United States | 12/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"received my copy of this dvd yesterday, and i must say that this was worth the wait and every penny! the girls sound great, much better than i remember on the vh1 special of the same concert. girls have a lot of energy on stage and sound completely perfect (altho you can watch belinda forget the words to sonic superslide which is hilarious).
also includes behind the scenes footage of them prettying themselves up before the concert. jane is completely adorable and definitely the most fun of all the girls on this dvd. I HIGHLY recommend this to any music lover, especially any GO GO's fans out there. gotta get this dvd and God bless the Go Go's for the holidays!"
The Go-Go's Rock Central Park!
Barb | Mid-Atlantic | 12/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nicole needs to put in her Miracle Ear. This concert was a triumph, and true fans and music lovers are thrilled to finally have this DVD! Those that were lucky enough to enjoy the performances on the Go-Go's recent tour can attest to the fact that the band's sound was excellent, and each member was showcased while showing off a collection of amazing new material and classic hits.Don't miss this chance, people!"