Watch First Trailer For Upcoming Go-Go’s Documentary
Punk rockers turned pop sensation the Go-Gos are further cementing their landmark cultural impact with the release of an upcoming feature length documentary this August.
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The legendary punk group turned pop superstars are finally getting the documentary they deserve this August.
The goal of every musician is to create songs that not only stand the test of time, but that also set them apart from their peers. Very few musicians that are actively topping the charts now will be a topic of discussion in 2030, and even less will be considered influential. For every Rolling Stones or Go-Go’s that come along, hundreds of musicians come and go without leaving a mark on pop culture. That’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s the truth.
The Go-Go’s influence on music and pop culture is hard to overstate. After rising through the wild California punk scene in the early 1980s, the band became on the biggest names in entertainment, inspiring a generation of young people to pick up instruments. Their success remains proof that anyone can write songs that speak to their experiences and find an audience that will hang on every note.
Next month, The Go-Go’s will finally tell their story in a feature-length documentary that is set to premiere on Showtime. The Go-Go’s was directed by Alison Ellwood, who recently helmed the docuseries Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time, and whose other credits include American Jihad and History of the Eagles. Ahead of the film’s release, the Go-Go’s will drop their first new recording in nearly 20 years, “Club Zero,” out July 31st via UMe.
You can watch the first trailer for The Go-Go’s below.