Vacation (The Go-Go's album)
|Studio album by The Go-Go's|
|Released||August 11, 1982|
|Recorded||Studio 55 and Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California,
Indigo Ranch, Malibu, California, 1981-1982
|Genre||Pop rock, new wave|
|The Go-Go's chronology|
|Singles from Vacation|
Vacation is the second studio album by the American rock band The Go-Go's, released in 1982 on the I.R.S. Records label. The album reached No. 8 in the U.S. Billboard 200, and was certified gold. The title track was a U.S. summer smash, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The Go-Go's were riding high at the time of the album's first release, their future to all outward appearances looking bright. Future problems were beginning to take shape, as the members' drug use and internal fighting began to escalate.
Besides the title track, two more singles were pulled from the album at the time: "Get Up and Go" and "This Old Feeling", which were minor hits in the United States. A fourth song featured on the album, the cover version of the 1960s hit "Cool Jerk", appeared as a single in 1991 to promote the band's first compilation album, Greatest. The single "Vacation" was also issued as what was perhaps the first cassette single ever.
The song "Speeding" is a Caffey/Wiedling composition used as B-side of the single "Get Up and Go" and is also part of the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack.
|1.||"Vacation"||Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin||Valentine, Caffey||2:59|
|2.||"He's So Strange"||Wiedlin||Caffey, Leonard Phillips, Glen Curtis||2:58|
|3.||"Girl of 100 Lists"||Wiedlin||Wiedlin||2:20|
|4.||"We Don't Get Along"||Valentine||Valentine||2:46|
|5.||"I Think It's Me"||Belinda Carlisle, Caffey||Caffey||2:42|
|6.||"It's Everything but Partytime"||Wiedlin||Wiedlin, Gina Schock||3:21|
|7.||"Get Up and Go"||Wiedlin, Caffey||Caffey||3:18|
|8.||"This Old Feeling"||Wiedlin||Caffey||3:06|
|9.||"Cool Jerk" (The Capitols cover)||Donald Storball||Storball||2:53|
|10.||"The Way You Dance"||Wiedlin, Valentine||Caffey||2:56|
|11.||"Beatnik Beach"||Caffey, Carlisle||Caffey||2:53|
|12.||"Worlds Away"||Wiedlin, Valentine||Wiedlin, Valentine||4:00|
- Band members
- Belinda Carlisle – lead vocals
- Charlotte Caffey – lead guitar, keyboards, background vocals
- Gina Schock – drums, percussion, background vocals
- Kathy Valentine – bass guitar, background vocals
- Jane Wiedlin – rhythm guitar, vocals
- Additional musicians
- Richard Gottehrer – production
- Thom Panunzio – engineer, mixing at Record Plant, New York City, and Indigo Ranch, Malibu, California
- James A. Ball, Stuart Furusho, David Leonard, Neil Pedinoff – assistant engineers
- Greg Calbi – mastering at Sterling Sound, New York City
|USA||RIAA||1982||Gold (+ 500,000)|
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