|Origin||Kagoshima City, Japan|
|Genres||Rock, Surf rock|
|Labels||Capitol Music/Toshiba-EMI (2000–2006)
BMG Japan (2007–2009)
FlyingStar Records (2010–2012)
Breast(milia)/Yamaha (Talent agency; 2000–2013)
|Associated acts||Yuu, Akiko Hamada, Chirinuruwowaka|
|Past members||Yuu (vocal & guitar)
Akko (vocal & bass)
GO!GO!7188 (Go Go Nana Ichi Hachi Hachi), also known simply as Gogo, was a Japanese rock band with influences spanning from surf rock to punk rock to enka. The meaning of the band's name is known only to its members.
In June, 1998, Yumi Nakashima (nicknamed Yuu) and Akiko Hamada (nicknamed Akko), both alumnae of the same year at Shoyo High School in Kagoshima of Kyūshū, formed the band composed of girls, which is the forerunner of GO!GO!7188. When the band broke up in 1999, Yu and Akko formed GO!GO!7188 to participate in Teen's Music Festival which Yamaha sponsored immediately. The talent agency; Breast/milia & Yamaha which they are still under contract to recruited them, they missed the grand prize, though. The band's drummer, Turkey, joined GoGo so that the band might sign to the major label; Capitol Music (Toshiba-EMI). They went to Tokyo in February, 2000, and debuted by single; Taiyō on June 28.
On October 13, 2003, Akko released the indies solo album "Kirari" under the name of Akiko Hamada.
On March 1, 2004, Yu released solo album "Ten no Mikaku".
On November 2, 2005, Yu formed band "Chirinuruwowaka" newly. On September 28, Akko released major solo album "Aruyoude Naiyoude, Arumono" under the name of Akiko Hamada.
On October 1, 2006, Akiko Hamada announced on her official site that she got married and changed her name into "Akiko Noma" from "Akiko Hamada" in music activity.
In 2007, they carried out their first world tour in U.S.A. They transferred to BMG Japan in March.
In June, 2010, they transferred to FlyingStar Records (Victor Entertainment).
On February 10, 2012, the band announced on their website that they were disbanding.
- Yū (ユウ?), Real name: Yumi Nakashima (中島 優美 Nakashima Yumi?, born December 1, 1979) is a lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Released a solo album, Ten no Mikaku as Yuu, in 2004. Released the album Iroha with side band, Chirinuruwowaka in 2005.
- Akko (アッコ?), Real name: Akiko Noma (野間 亜紀子 Noma Akiko?, maiden name: Hamada (浜田?); born February 13, 1980) is a bassist, backup vocalist, and lyricist. Released a solo album, Kirari under her real name in 2003. Second solo album, Aru yō de nai yō de, aru mono, was released on November 2, 2005.
- Turkey (ターキー?), Real name: Takayuki Hosokawa (細川 央行 Hosokawa Takayuki?, born July 10, 1973) is a drummer, additional vocals.
- Taiyō (太陽) (June 28, 2000)
- Jet Ninjin (ジェットにんぢん) (August 30, 2000)
- Koi no Uta (こいのうた) (October 25, 2000)
- Mushi '98 (むし'98) (November 16, 2000)
- Dotanba de Cancel (ドタン場でキャンセル) (April 11, 2001)
- Aa Seishun (あぁ青春) (July 11, 2001)
- C7 (October 24, 2001)
- Ukifune (浮舟) (October 9, 2002)
- Tane (種) (April 25, 2003)
- Ruriiro (瑠璃色) (August 6, 2003)
- Aoi Kiretsu (青い亀裂) (August 25, 2004)
- Kinkyori Ren'ai (近距離恋愛) (September 13, 2006)
- Manatsu no Dance Hall (真夏のダンスホール) (June 28, 2007)
- Kataomoi Fighter "Itazura na Kiss" first ending (片思いファイター) (May 28, 2008)
- Futashika Tashika (ふたしかたしか) (January 14, 2009)
- Dasoku Hokō (蛇足歩行) (December 6, 2000)
- Gyotaku (魚磔) (November 11, 2001)
- Tategami (鬣) (February 26, 2003)
- Ryūzetsuran (竜舌蘭) (October 27, 2004)
- Parade (パレード) (October 18, 2006)
- 569 (ゴーロック Go Rock) (October 24, 2007)
- Antenna (アンテナ) (February 2, 2009)
- Go!!GO!GO!Go!! (June 2, 2010)
- Tora no Ana (虎の穴) (July 10, 2002) (cover album)
- Kyū Ni Ichi Jiken (九・二一事件) (December 10, 2003) (live album)
- Gonbuto Tour Nippon Budōkan (Kanzen-ban) (ごんぶとツアー日本武道館(完全版)) (March 16, 2005) (live album)
- Who Plays a Go-Go? ~GO!GO!7188 Amateur Tribute Album~ (April 20, 2005) (tribute album)
- Best of GO!GO! (ベスト オブ ゴー！ゴー！) (April 15, 2006) (best album)
- Tora no Ana 2 (虎の穴 2) (May 28, 2008) (cover album)
- 2man Tour Tetsuko no Hair + Open Night Family ~Yokae no Kazoku~ CD + DVD (October 29, 2008) (live album & DVD documentary)
DVDs and videos
- GO!GO!7188 Tonosama Tour 2001 (GO!GO!7188とのさまツアー2001) (October 24, 2001)
- GO!GO! Daieizō-sai (GO!GO!大映像祭!) (March 19, 2003)
- GO!GO!7188 Gonbuto Tour Nihon Budokan (GO!GO!7188 ごんぶとツアー 日本武道館) (March 16, 2005)
- GO!GO! Daieizō-sai (Omake-tsuki) (GO!GO!大映像祭! (おまけ付)) (March 15, 2006)
- GO!GO!7188 6.21 Jiken (October 29, 2008) DVD (limited & regular editions)
- GO!GO!Sakurajima (2000)
- GO!GO!7188's allnightnippon-r (2000–2001)
- GO!GO!7188's BeiBeiKin (2004)
- GO!GO!7188's BeiBeiKin 1/2 (2005)
- GO!GO!7188's BeiBeiSui 1/2 (2005–present)
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (May 2008)|
- GO!GO!7188 Official Site Raafuru
- Ten no Chikaku - Yuu's official site (Japanese)
- Noma Akiko "Kirari" Official Website - Akiko Noma’s official site (Japanese)
- Turkey Official Web Site "Heart Beat" - Turkey's official site (Japanese)
- GO!GO!7188 World