The Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine takes a trip back to 1994 with Kyle Meredith to discuss the 25th anniversary of Return To The Valley of The Go-Go's. The two talk about what it was like to be in the band at a time when punk had gone mainstream, how many of those artists were citing The Go-Go's as a major influence, and their experiences playing with Courtney Love, Hole, Green Day, and the riot grrrl movement. Despite that legacy, the group has never been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which she addresses. We also hear how the single "The Whole World Lost Its Head" keeps finding new life with new lyrics in their live shows, writing the classic "Vacation", the Broadway musical that features their catalogue, an upcoming documentary telling their story, and Kathy's own autobiography and companion soundtrack that will be out next year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Steve Cooper talks with musician Kathy Valentine. Kathy is best known as the bassist for the band The Go-Go's. She co-wrote the hit songs Vacation and Head Over Heels that were on the band's second and third albums. She has also played in the bands The BlueBonnets and The Delphines and recorded a solo album.
Former Go-Go, current Bluebonnet and one of my favorite people, Kathy Valentine returns to the show for episode 626! Kathy's has a busy year and she's back on the show to talk about it. Plus, she's started a new series assembling the talent of women in the arts called, "She Factory". The first of the series is a song pool featuring Nina Diaz (Girl In A Coma), Carolyn Wonderland, Jane Ellen Bryant, Suzanna Choffel, Ruthie Foster and Patricia Vonne. It takes place at The Townsend on Tuesday, September 19th from 8-10:30. You can find out all the details HERE. Kathy and I have great conversation about The Bluebonnets newest album, Tonewrecker, her solo singles she's been releasing, the idea behind and the future of "She Factory", her memoir and much, much more! I always love hanging out with Kathy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!