were formed by Margot around Halloween, 1977, but their debut was at The
Dickie's going-away party last May. They played 3 songs, 2 of which were the
same song. Since then, Charlotte has joined, and they've gotten to be one of
the best bands in Hollywood. The line-up is-Belinda, vocals, Margot; bass, and
Charlotte and Jane, guitar and rhythm-guitar.They all sing back-ups,too.
Elissa, the Go-Go's beat-girl, wasn't present for the interview……….
Lobotomy: How do
people react to you on the street?
Margot: Someone once
yelled that me and Belinda were the "Rooster Sisters".
Jane: Well, that's
better than the geeks who whistle at you on Hollywood Boulevard!
Lobotomy: What are
your techniques for picking up men?
Margot: Put Tuinals
in their beer!
Charlotte: I don't
have to pick up men, they pick me up!
Belinda: Pull my
pants down,and spread big beavers!
Jane: I show them my
new underwear - that's always good.
Lob:What do your
parents think of the band?
Char: My mom wants
us to play Eugene, Oregon.
Jane: My parents
like us.They always come and see us-they especially like like us now that we
know how to play. because at first, all we did was make noise. They still hold
their ears, though, we're too loud for them.
Mar: My parents
think it's good I found something I like.
Lob: What kind of
jobs do you have, outside the band?
Mar: I do telephone
Jane: She's got a
good job, she can have green hair at it.
Bel: I do paste-ups
at TEEN magazine.
Lob: REALLY!? Then
do you know all the latest dirt on John Travolta and Leif Garrett and stuff?
Jane: I think when
she's working, she should just slip some stuff in about the Go-Go's. I bet you
could get away with it.
Lob: Yeah, "
... wined and dined with the Go-go's at Cyrano'ss."
Mar: Try TOP
Lob: Do you get lots
Jane: Some nights, Iotsa people come up to me and tell me they loved it, and some nights, nothing.
Lob: What was high
Bel: Oooh, it was
crazy! I was a cheerleader in high school. and senior princess...
Lob: NO! YOU'RE
KIDDING!! OH,MY GOD!
Bel: But I didn't
keep any of my year-books.
Jane: But she's got
all these great uniforms at home, with a letter on the chest and "Belinda"
across the front. I think she ought to wear them on stage.
Lob: What about
Mar: Oh. I went to
Catholic schools all my life...
Char: Well, that
Lob: Reallv. everyone
that I've known that went to Catholic school has been a total loony.
Char: HEY! I went to
Catholic school, ya know.
Lob: Are you
implying that you're not a lunatic? (laughter)
Jane: I was a total
glitter-rocker in high school - everybody hated me. I always used to get real
drunk and take drugs during school. And I was always trying to kill myself.
Lob: Belinda, you
went to school with Lorna Doom, right?
changed my life!
Lob: I remember what
you looked like when I first met you - frizzy hair, little quiana pant-suits...
and you used to go to the Rainbow every night!
GOD, don't print that - DON'T print ANYTHING about the Rainbow!
Jane: Yes, print it!
We used to go to the Rainbow every night after Rodney's.
Mar: My mother
wouldn't allow me to go to Rodney's. I had to stuff my bed to get out at night!
Jane: I told my
mother that I was going to a movie and then sleeping over at a girlfriend's
house. My parents thought I saw every movie about a million times!! "Ma,
I'm going to see 'Tommy' for the 14th time"...
Lob: Did you ever
read STAR MAGAZINE?
Jane: MMMM-HMMM! It
Lob: They had movie
reviews, and they told the whole plot, so you could go to a movie with a guy, and make out the whole time, and then you'd know the whole plot,in case your
mother got suspicious and asked what it was about.
Jane: God, that
magazine was out to DESTROY American youth. All the stories on groupies, and
the make-up hints on how to look slutty.
Bel: YUCK---- I just
thought that I have laundry to do.
Jane: Living at home
has it's advantages---my mother does all my laundry.
Lob: Did you all used
to live at the Canterbury?
Mar: Except Elissa
and Charlotte. Belinda was in 414, Jane was in 205, and I was in 301.
Lob: That's like...
such a piece of history.
Jane: Yeah, it was
such an important part of The Go-Go's. At first, it was really fun, but towards
the end, it got real weird and scary.
Mar: The last
manager they had, he pulled a gun on me. And he was always drunk. The one before
that was in a crime-ring, he had people stealing from the tenants.
Jane: And there were
ghosts there. My apartment was definitely haunted...
Lob: Have any of you
ever had your palms read?
Bel : Yeah, they
always say I'm going to have two kids.
Mar: I was fascinated
by witchcraft when I lived in London. My neighborhood had all these cats
missing, like someone was stealing cats for sacrifices and rites.
Bel: I was reading
the Satanic bible - it was really, really sick. Interesting though....
Lob: Who do you want
to play with the most?
(All, wistfully): THE CLASH! THE BUZZCOCKS!
Bel: Hey, lookit my
straw, it's got this slobber hanging off it.
Char: Oh, God. Out
of nowhere, she comes up with that.
Lob: Who are your
Jane: I love the
Buzzcocks.... I LOVE Rockabilly... Gene Vlncent-Oo'Ol+! And I like X, and
Levi & The Rockats. Oh, yeah, and I love the Beatles.
Char: I love the
Beatles. My record collection is mostly old stuff, I love that.
Mar: Me and Belinda
have the same taste - we like reggae and the Clash. And the Deadbeats.
Lob: What kind of
movies do you like?
Tacky science fiction movies. Horror movies!!
Bel: Mexican horror
movies. The really shitty, dubbed ones... and anything with... (whispering
reverently) ROBERT DENIRO! I LOVE ROBERT DENIRO!
Mar: I like
teen-films. And foreign 60's movies, with the tinny soundtracks. Gosh, I'm
Char: Yes, Margot's
had a very exciting weekend. Why don't you tell them about Jail?
Mar: No, it was
boring. it was jail as usual.
Lob: C'mon, c'mon,
we heard all about the hookers at first saying, "Don't
cry baby, don't cry, it's alright". Then 45 minutes later....
Mar: They were
screaming "Why dontcha shut up already ??!??"
(laughter) I had to go to the bathroom, and this little deputy in a min-skirt
came and took me, and I took a real long time to piss her off. Yuck, they
searched me with rubber gloves, it was disgusting!
(Leonard of The
DICKIES walks in)
Lob: What was the
most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
Bel: This was like
in the 6th grade. There was this guy I really liked, I had the biggest crush on
him, and he lived right down the street .I was walking to school, and him and
his friend were walking right behind me. Uh..... My laundry was all dirty, and
so I had to wear a pair of my mother's underwear, and they were too
big. (giggles) SO,my panties were falling down, and I didn't want to tug them up, because I didn't want to seem stupid or anything.... so I kept walking, and
pretty soon the underwear was down around my KNEES! (shrieks of laughter) I
kept on walking, and they saw it, and were laughing at me - GOD, I was crying!
I'll never forget that, lemme tell ya!
Jane: I can't
Bel: Cutting farts
at Girlscout camp....
Leonard : When
Charlotte's dad caught me eating out her mom!
Char: When I had my
first physical, they didn't tell me to put the little robe on, and I was stark
naked... it didn't matter, the doctor was a homo anyway, I found out. Wanna
know the Go-Go's secret? Who we're all in love with?
Lob: I'm scared ....
Char: RICK WILDER!
Lob: Wasn't he on
Jane: NO! That was
Jack Wild! Leonard, why don't you say what you always say to Charlotte, and she
tells us, and we get excited...
Leonard: Well, you
see, I would like to see The Go-Go's join together under one common cause, to
bring them closer, and to raise the morale of the band.
Char: Yeah, it's
called group sex.
Lob: Well, I guess
it's time for you to say your parting words...
Everyone send me sexy underwear!
Lob: Send Belinda
your mother's underwear!
Belinda: Hi, Robert
Mar: Come and see us
at the Whisky on Mother's Day!
Rick Wilder was the
singer with The Mau-Mau's and the term "UGLY" does not do him
justice.I saw him in LA in 2000 and his condition has not improved in the last
25 years. I sure hope Charlotte was joking but then she had a fling with
Leonard of the Dickies and he ain't no Tyrone Power either.
Re: Margot's jail
time: In the gossip section of this "Lobotomy",there is a report of
her being jailed for drunk and disorderly along with Dennis Crosby (Bing's
grandson) and Brian Tristantjater known as Kid Congo of The Cramps and Gun
Club). While there they ran into fellow jailbird, Pat Smear.