TS: Belinda Carlisle's "Mad About You" vs Jane Wiedlin's "Rush Hour"

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Which Go-Go evokes the giddy rush of infatuation with greater aplomb?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 4 February 2006 23:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i LOVE "rush hour" -- it's probably not as transcendent as "mad about you," but it's, uh, giddier.

the petronas towers (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 4 February 2006 23:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ew, plastic surgery

the petronas towers (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 4 February 2006 23:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I am totally voting for Jane Wiedlin. Why?

"I ... am ... your Singing Telegram!"

Myke. (Myke Weiskopf), Sunday, 5 February 2006 02:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Yes.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mad About You is the very first guitar solo I ever learned how to play. Plus, the video was THE BEST Belinda Carlisle has ever looked.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I do believe that's Andy Taylor playing it.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

the britpop cover of "Rush Hour" by Joyrider was fucking awesome

acrobat, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mad About You is the very first guitar solo I ever learned how to play.

Pretty impressive for a first solo. There's, like, pinch harmonics and stuff. I think mine was Gilmour's from "Mother"...

rogermexico., Friday, 8 June 2007 19:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S39ngul9xjQ

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 09:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Having a total JANE WIEDLIN DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCKV946ypI&feature=related

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Funny, I was just reading about Jane's new project this morning. (Don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere, and I haven't listened to a note of it, so feel free to tell me it's crap. Or not.

http://www.bandallamas.com/about/

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:33 (six years ago) Permalink

ooh, something new! yay!

that bandallamas thing is kinda bonkers though

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:43 (six years ago) Permalink

I bought "Rush Hour"'s parent album Fur out of a vinyl cutout bin once but i can't even remember how it goes now. also having trouble recalling "Mad About You" without getting it tangled up with Mad About You's theme song "Final Frontier"

Magill: a gorilla (some dude), Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Rush Hour is all-time. Pure joy. And one of the few big classic 80s pop singles that hasn't yet been overplayed.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:45 (six years ago) Permalink

OOOH YOU SEND ME

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:46 (six years ago) Permalink

challop?

"Mad About You" is the best thing Belinda ever recorded (Go-Go's included).

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:50 (six years ago) Permalink

best Andy Taylor solo for sure

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:52 (six years ago) Permalink

pretty sure jane wiedlin is the most adorable human being ever born

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:53 (six years ago) Permalink

I love Mad About You too. I'm just talking degrees of greatness here.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:54 (six years ago) Permalink

i saw the go-gos in the early 00s and was impressed by wiedlin's energy on stage -- she has so much personality and a great pop sound/fashion sensibility.

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Every day is Jane Wiedlin day. Total underrated pop genius.

Officer Pupp, Thursday, 13 January 2011 21:00 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

having another jane wiedlin day
she is an inspiration

heartbreak beet (La Lechera), Saturday, 18 June 2011 19:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i love belinda but never got into jane's solo stuff maybe I should investigate this matter and change that

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:34 (six years ago) Permalink

omg you SHOULD
she is like a good mood machine

heartbreak beet (La Lechera), Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:42 (six years ago) Permalink

:)

What do you recommend I check out first. I will do this!

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Fur!

heartbreak beet (La Lechera), Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:46 (six years ago) Permalink

OMG My sister had that first Belinda album when she was in grade school and used to sing along to it. So I heard it a thousand times. Cute kids with good taste are irresistable.

Fog Fucking Hat (u s steel), Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:46 (six years ago) Permalink

If you created an iTunes playlist with (in this order):

Mad About You
Rush Hour
Heaven is a Place on Earth
Leave a Light On
Circle in the Sand

you would convert anyone

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:26 (six years ago) Permalink

i did a "heaven is a place on earth" at karaoke once, and twirled like my life depended on it

re: thread title - slight edge to "rush hour", just because sometimes i'm not into BC's quiver

badtz-maruizm (donna rouge), Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:33 (six years ago) Permalink

and twirled like my life depended on it

awwwwwwwwww

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Sunday, 19 June 2011 01:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Yo Alfred your list is missing "I Get Weak." It's essential to really cultivating Belinda fandom.

Shart Shaped Box (Phil D.), Sunday, 19 June 2011 02:24 (six years ago) Permalink

i get weak >> heaven is a place on earth >>>> circle in the sand which is p zzzz imo

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Sunday, 19 June 2011 02:42 (six years ago) Permalink

that's how I feel about "I Get Weak," but the video (and hawt guy) puts it over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMCXLdNrz8

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 June 2011 12:00 (six years ago) Permalink

circle in the sand my fave solo belinda by many miles

balls, Sunday, 19 June 2011 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Tom and Marcello have good bits on "Heaven is a Place on Earth."

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 June 2011 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

circle in the sand could've been such a great stevie nicks single, you could even get lindsey to nail that little solo

balls, Sunday, 19 June 2011 16:36 (six years ago) Permalink

I think Heaven is my fav but Mad About you is pretty great too. I love her so much.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Sunday, 19 June 2011 16:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Rick Nowels went on to work with Nicks.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 19 June 2011 16:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Rush Hour: the song that made me embrace pop gaiety.

Captain Ahab, Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:59 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I started following JW on Twitter and so far, this is an interesting interview where she talks about punk and punks and being a woman

http://www.examiner.com/pop-culture-in-seattle/go-go-s-return-to-seattle-jane-wiedlin-q-a-pt-1

And of course, that’s the only way it could be if you’re all women.

Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. Thank you.

Is that the kind of obstacle you faced being an all female band?

Yeah. Not so much from within the punk movement; we got fairly good support really early on because it was such an inclusive movement. But the outside world for sure were like “This is ridiculous.” Like I remember going early on to local radio stations, and the DJs would just be like “What a joke. Girls?” It was crazy sexist. I mean, the things people used to say to us, a lawsuit would be started over today. Another funny thing about being women, there was the boring and obvious rumors that we had somehow slept with someone to get somewhere, which is just so cliché and stupid.

it was pleasant and delightful, just like (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:34 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

I'd never heard the full Fur album until last night. Am I crazy in thinking this sounds a lot like Madonna in places? The production is a lot like True Blue/Like a Prayer, and that probably plays a big part, but even Jane's voice sounds like her every once in a while.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 March 2015 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Just now listening to Jane's Tangled album from 1990. It's vv good! Why have I never listened to it before?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 7 October 2017 03:02 (one week ago) Permalink

I heard the title track on the Pretty Woman soundtrack.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 October 2017 11:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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