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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:33 PM
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Poll question: 80s Ladies -- Go Gos or Bangles
Bands that paved the way for a heavy lady presence in the 90s and 00s in rock.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:34 PM
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1. Give me a good song from both so i can deside!
i'm never good with band names.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:36 PM
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5. Go Gos... "I Got the Beat" ; Bangles: "Walk like an Egyptian"
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:44 PM
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21. I love Walk like an Egyptian!
Ya Bangles my choice
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:15 PM
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51. What about "Hazy Shade of Winter" for the Bangles?
THAT was a masterpiece.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:35 PM
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2. how the hell could anyone choose bangles over go gos?
:wtf:

:P
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 PM
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7. Loved them both
but the bangles music - stuck with me longer... no idea why.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 PM
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9. Are you mad?!
Because Belinda Carlsyle wasn't in the Bangles.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:39 PM
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13. yes
:grr:

:P
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:35 PM
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3. If just for Susanna Hoffs, The Bangles!
Plus, their cover of "Hazy Shade of Winter" rules! :D
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:38 PM
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10. but can you do
the whistle refrain of Walk like an Eygptian? (Been doing that since I put the poll up.)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:39 PM
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14. I have to remember how it goes...
...but, uh, yeah I think I can do it. Ha!
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:46 PM
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25. Ms. Hoff... just frowned.
;-)

"Whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo who who whoo"

Of course - hard to convey whistle tones in the written form... (The whistle like echoed the main song theme prior to chorus of walk like an egyptian)
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:41 PM
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18. felt like competition
the boyfriend at the time was "totally" into Susanna Hoffs.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:44 PM
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22. He wasn't alone...
:7
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:47 PM
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26. It never ends!
I feel so inferior!!!

*dang memories* ;-)
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:15 AM
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39. no, he wasn't.
:D :hi:

Bangles, definitely.
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:35 PM
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4. Bangles. Gotta love a girl-band whose members lick
urinals out of boredom with the road.
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 PM
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6. Oh MY God!
Tell me that is NOT true!
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:40 PM
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16. It was the Go-Go's, actually. And yes, it's true.
Documented in a book of a few years back (Rock n Roll Babylon? Something like that.)
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:46 PM
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24. Wow......
That blows Ozzy's "small animl issues" out of the fucking water. I'm stunned.

I can kind of accept it more from the Go-Go's though. They were about the only chick band that ever just flat-out partied like rock stars!

And Jane Wiedlin is HOT!

However I just won't ever look at them quite the same.
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:58 PM
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35. It was in Spin Magazine's "100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock." Dunno
if it's still in print.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 PM
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8. Go-Gos, hand down.
I saw both in concert, I speak from experience.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 AM
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47. Indeed, the Go-Gos beat them live, hands down.
That's always the deciding factor.
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:38 PM
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11. Although I have to throw in the following females...
Dora Pesch-Warlock
Lita Ford--Runaways and then by herself
Joan Jett--Runaways then herself.
Pat Benatar--Herself
Heart-- Ann and Nancy!
Fleetwood Mac--STEVIE!!!!!

Women that Rock.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:40 PM
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15. Great List!
Thought about adding the Wilsons to the poll... but wasn't much of their music in the 70s? Dang - now the refrain of Dog and the Butterfly is going to be in my head for the next hour or so...
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NurseLefty Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:43 PM
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20. Don't forget Chrissy Hynde!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 11:46 PM by NurseLefty
A REAL enduring woman in Rock.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:39 PM
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12. The Go Gos, totally....
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:41 PM
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17. You Bangles Lovers are Nuts
They can't hold a candle to OUR LIPS ARE SEALED.

It's still one of the most fun songs ever.
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:54 PM
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31. Yeah.. I like that song.
Thanks for reminding me of that one. I'm voting for the Go-Go's.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:42 PM
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19. Oh with a shadow of doubt...
...I have to go with The Bangles!!! Not only did they have a unique sound, but they also happen to be the group who sings Sapphs and my song.

Let it be known though, that I did like The Go Go's, and have been a huge fan of Belinda Carlisle's for many years. Nevertheless, The Bangles were hot, hot, hot!!!!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:45 PM
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23. have to say the Go-Gos
as inspiration for forming my first all- female band. Still can picture us all listening to the first single.

But I do like the Bangles as well.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:49 PM
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27. Bangles-- for Susanna Hoffs alone
She could sing the Yellow Pages and it would rock! I'd walk like an Egyptian for her anytime!!!!!
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NurseLefty Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:49 PM
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28. Go-Go's - one reason alone:
That Bangles song "Eternal Flame". I heard it in the supermarket the other day and it just about made me
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: .
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:52 PM
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30. Not a muzak version, I hope...
that would be... irritating.
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NurseLefty Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:54 PM
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33. Elevator music not required - their song is sufficiently BAD.
The lyrics are evidence - read and hurl...

Close your eyes
Give me your hand, darlin'
Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Or am I only dreaming
Is this burnin' an eternal flame

I believe
It's meant to be, darlin'
I watch you when you are sleeping
You belong with me
Do you feel the same
Or am I only dreaming
Is this burnin' an eternal flame

Say my name
Sun shines trough the rain
Of all life so lonely
And come and ease the pain
I don't wanna lose this feeling

Ooh

Call my name, call my name, call my name, call my name, call my name

Say my name
Sun shines trough the rain
Of all life so lonely
And come and ease the pain
I don't wanna lose this feeling

Ooh woo ooh

Close your eyes
Give me your hand, darlin'
Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only dreaming
Or is this burning an eternal flame

Close your eyes
Give me your hand, darlin'
Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Or am I only dreaming
Or is this burning an eternal flame

Close your eyes
Give me your hand, darlin'
Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Or am I only dreaming
Or is this burning an eternal flame
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:57 PM
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34. can't remember that one,
but the lyrics read like pure saccherine... ew!

I do recall a rather psychedelic video to "In My Room" (I think that was the name of the song).. does that balance it out any?
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NurseLefty Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:00 AM
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36. Probably as a coping mechanism, you've subconsciously blocked it out
of your memory. The music to this matches its sapiness - a super cheesy love ballad!
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:51 PM
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29. BANGLES ALL THE WAY!!!!!
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:54 PM
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32. I think I had more fun to the Go Gos
(was still in college and had fewer responsibilities)... but the Bangles made some great (and fun) music..

btw, :hi:
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:48 AM
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37. Definitely the Bangles!!
I went and saw the Bangles a few years ago at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and they were awesome!! Their harmonies live are incredible and Vicki Peterson is a great guitarist.

Plus, the Bangles are much cuter than the Go Gos (IMHO).

PS: I used to work with Belinda Carlisle's sister -- she is a hottie!
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:05 AM
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38. Bangles by far
For a few reasons...

1. All Over the Place is one of my favorite eighties albums. One of the few groups to pull off a sixties retro sound without being excessively cheesy. Their other albums are good, too, but this one's my favorite.

2. Their cover of "A Hazy Shade of Winter" actually betters the Simon and Garfunkel version, in my opinion, and S & G are one of my favorite groups of all time. They also do cool covers of the Merry-Go-Round's "Live" and The Grass Roots' "Where Were You When I Needed You."

3. One of the most beautifully mushy songs EVER: "Eternal Flame." Song still reminds me of my first crush from Kindergarten... :loveya:

4. Altogether more great singles ("Manic Monday", "If She Knew What She Wants", "Walk Like an Egyptian", "Walking Down Your Street", "Hazy Shade of Winter", "In Your Room", "Eternal Flame", etc.) than the Go-Gos had.

5. Susanna Hoffs, one of the all-time hottest women in rock.

Alright, I've said my peace. :-)

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:25 AM
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40. Romeo Void....
Man that girl was bizarre......

But they rocked in a wierd way........
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:53 AM
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43. Never Say Never
Fabulous song.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:53 AM
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44. Not really bizarre, just goth before it was "chic."
Deborah Iyall is a Native American and still a well-known artist in the Northwest.

This is a band who is a perfect example of why corporations ruin great music.

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:55 AM
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52. Yep, and MTV.. She was not, how shall we say this delicately
easy on the eye....

But when she sang, she sang from the heart as well as the pelvis......
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:44 AM
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41. LARGE Props to the Go-Go's, but it's Bangles for me!
Both bands (not "groups," mind you, but bands; there's quite a difference) are extremely good musicians and singers. I LOVE watching Gina Schock muscle up her drum kit, Charlotte Caffey studied guitar with Andy Summers of the Police and Belinda Carlisle is just as sexy a singer as Susanna Hoffs,

But

The Bangles sing rings around the Beach Boys and/or the Mamas and the Papas, IMO, so that's a curvaceous leg up on the Go-Go's from the start. (Unfair advantage: Bangles have sibling harmonies from Vicki and Debi Peterson.) And, as a couple other posters have pointed out, The Bangles' "Hazy Shade of Winter" is better than the original!

For guitar, I think Vicki Peterson cuts Charlotte Caffey--and the rest of the band is Tuff Enuff to back her up, especially Michael Steele on bass and Debi on drums.

Both bands are WAY worthy, but I take Bangles home. Go figure.

:smoke:
dbt
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:49 AM
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42. You want paved the way for women to rock: Chrissie Hynde!
Of the Pretenders.

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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:57 AM
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45. I choose not to choose.
Bangles - September Gurls, If She Knew What She Wants, Walk Like An Egyptian, Manic Monday...

Go Gos - Vacation, We Got The Beat, Head Over Heels, Our Lips Are Sealed...

If forced to pick, I'd choose the Go Gos based on We Got The Beat.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:00 AM
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46. Bangles.... hands down
Bangles.... hands down. Vickie (or Debbie?) Peterson-- the guitarist, not the drummer is *still* one of the most attractive ladies I've ever seen.

Listening to the Bangles is one of my guilty pleasures. I'll say it loudly and proudly

AND.... the Bangles are Deaniacs! Hit thebangles.com and check out the gallery. Don't know who looks happier to be there-- Susanna or Howard :)

I love the song, "Going Down to Liverpool". Kinda groovy in an 80's style...

So now you know what my closest friends don't... Bangles albums reside next to my Stan Kenton and Chick Corea collection.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 AM
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48. Too jog memories:


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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:10 AM
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49. Impure Thoughts of the Peterson Sisters!
:spank:
dbt
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:34 AM
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50. ewww..the bangles suck..i saw them live in a bar even..so go gos
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