A few years prior to the release of All Four One
, The Motels, short on funds, shared studio space with the Go-Go's at The Masque, a buzzing punk hangout in Los Angeles (get more on that in our interview with Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go's
). In the book MTV Ruled the World - The Early Years of Music Video
, Davis tells of these days: "We used to rehearse together in the same room, under the Pussycat Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, in a place called the Masque, which was a famous punk rock place. They rehearsed on one side of the room, and we rehearsed on the other. We got signed first, and they said, 'We're going to move our equipment to your side of the room... maybe we'll get lucky and get signed too.' And they did."
And the release of All Four One
coincided with the start of MTV, which led to videos being made for "Only The Lonely" and "Take the L." All Four One
went gold, powered by this Top-10 hit, and the next year The Motels appeared on Saturday Night Live