Talk Show (The Go-Go's album)
|Studio album by The Go-Go's|
|Released||March 16, 1984|
|Recorded||Genetic Sound, England, Spring - Fall 1983|
|Genre||Pop rock, new wave|
40:02 (with "Good for Gone" B side)
|The Go-Go's chronology|
|Singles from Talk Show|
Talk Show is the third studio album by the American rock band The Go-Go's, released on the I.R.S. label, in 1984. Although some critics considered it an inspired return to form after their sophomore effort Vacation, other than the No. 11 hit single "Head over Heels", the album was a relative commercial disappointment, peaking at No. 18, and selling fewer than 500,000 copies. This would be the last all-original album by the group, until 2001's God Bless The Go-Go's.
Many of the songs on this album have not been performed regularly by the Go-Go's in concert since the band regrouped in the early 1990s. The group's original breakup occurred shortly after the album and tour were completed. Only "Head over Heels" has been played live on a regular basis by the band and in Belinda Carlisle's solo show. Some songs haven't been played since the 1984 Prime Time tour.
The music video for the second single "Turn to You", which peaked at No. 32 in the US Billboard Hot 100, featured a starring role for then up-and-coming actor Rob Lowe; the song, incidentally, was written about baseball pitcher Bob Welch, a one-time boyfriend of Charlotte Caffey. The video director, Mary Lambert, went on to work on several other videos, including hits by Madonna, and on films, such as Pet Sematary. The promo for the third single extracted from the album, "Yes or No", was released shortly before the group's break-up was announced, possibly hurting its sales and chart performance, which peaked at No. 84.
|1.||"Head over Heels"||Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine||3:38|
|2.||"Turn to You"||Caffey, Jane Wiedlin||3:48|
|3.||"You Thought"||Gina Schock, Valentine||4:12|
|4.||"Beneath the Blue Sky"||Valentine, Wiedlin||3:00|
|5.||"Forget That Day"||Wiedlin||4:25|
|6.||"I'm the Only One"||Valentine, Danny B. Harvey, Carlene Carter||3:29|
|7.||"Yes or No"||Wiedlin, Ron Mael, Russell Mael||4:04|
|8.||"Capture the Light"||Wiedlin||3:15|
|9.||"I'm with You"||Schock, Wiedlin||3.37|
|10.||"Mercenary"||Wiedlin, Valentine, Caffey||3:40|
|CD edition bonus track|
|11.||"Good for Gone"||Schock, Valentine||2:54|
- Band members
- Belinda Carlisle – lead vocals
- Charlotte Caffey – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
- Gina Schock – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Kathy Valentine – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Jane Wiedlin – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Martin Rushent – producer, engineer
- Dave Allen, Philip Tennant, Jim Russell – assistant engineers
- Nathan Lam – vocal direction
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