The Go

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The Go
Origin Detroit, MI, United States
Genres Garage rock, neo-psychedelia
Years active 1998–present
Labels Cass, Lizard King, Sub Pop, Bellyache Records, Burger
Associated acts The White Stripes, Guided By Voices, Conspiracy of Owls
Members Robert "Bobby" Harlow
John Krautner
Marc Fellis
James McConnell
Past members Matt Smith
Matt Hatch
Steve Nawara
Marco Delicato
Dion Fischer
Ken Tudrick
Anthony Selph
Ilyn Nathaniel
Dave Buick
Jack White

The Go is an American rock & roll band from Detroit, Michigan. The Go is composed primarily of Robert "Bobby" Harlow (vocals), John Krautner (guitar, bass), Marc Fellis (drums), James McConnell (lead guitar), and a rotating cast of other band members, including Jack White (later of The White Stripes, The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs), who was with the band from mid '98 to early '99.


In 2003, the U.K. based Lizard King Records label released the group's second official full-length release, self-titled The Go. Two cuts from their second album, namely, "Blue Eyes Woman" and "Summer's Gonna Be My Girl" are featured on the soundtrack to the 2006 remake of Wes Craven's classic horror-thriller film The Hills Have Eyes. Additional tracks from their second album have been heard on the Emmy Award winning television sitcom My Name Is Earl.[citation needed]

Their third album, Howl On The Haunted Beat You Ride was released in the late-summer of 2007 by Ben Blackwell's Cass label to overwhelmingly positive initial reviews. The album's content marks a distinct contrast to their first two releases, adding a psychedelic vibe, lush vocal harmonies, intriguing lyrical imagery, great attention to instrumentation, and a decidedly mid- to late-1960s production sound. The album was produced and recorded by the group's main singer Bobby Harlow, who continues to share songwriting duties with bassist and co-vocalist John Krautner. The LP was also released on Compact Cassette in 2010 by Burger Records.[citation needed]

The band has given some flashes of new material on Don Was' and Harry Shearer's with the video of "It's Only In Your Mind," and in live performances in early 2008 with the songs "Puzzle People" and "Tower of Diamonds." As with their previous works, the next album is expected to be an eclectic mix of individual, stand-alone tracks, rather than being centered on a general theme or conveying a contiguous story.[citation needed]

In June 2008, The Go released a 7" vinyl single, "Knock Knock Banana!," on Bellyache Records. This limited-edition, yellow-vinyl record consists of three children's songs, "Knock Knock Banana!," "Pin the Tail on the Donkey," and "Grow a Moustache." In November of the same year, the band released Tracking the Trail of the Haunted Beat, a double-LP collection of demos and alternate versions of songs from Howl on the Haunted Beat You Ride.[citation needed]


Year Album Label
1998 Whatcha Doin' Sub Pop
2001 Free Electricity Unreleased
2003 The Go Lizard King
2003 Supercuts Self-Released
2007 Howl On The Haunted Beat You Ride Cass Burger Records
2008 Tracking The Trail Of The Haunted Beat Bellyache/Italy
2013 Fiesta Burger Records/ Mauvaise Foi Records
Year Single Label
2002 "Capricorn" Lizard King
2003 "American Pig" Lizard King
2006 "You Go Banging On" Italy
2007 "Invisible Friends" Cass
2007 "Christmas On The Moon" Italy
2008 "Knock Knock Banana" Bellyache
2009 "Howl On The Haunted Beat You Ride" April 1977


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