This Town

Album: Beauty And The Beat (1981)


  • An early Go-Go's track, this was written by their guitarists: Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey. The two have wildly different personalities, with Jane being rather outgoing and Charlotte more introverted. They both share of love of Pop music, however, and wrote many of The Go-Go's songs. In our interview with Charlotte Caffey, she explained how this song came together: "I had a guitar part, Jane wrote all the lyrics, and it just came together in a really cool way. It has a 2/4 little part that was so different. We were always just 4/4/4/4, or eighth notes. And this one little 2/4 bar that comes in, we were really proud of ourselves (laughs). You know, back then, it was just like, 'Oh, my God! Is this prog rock?' No, this is not prog rock. But it was fun to do. I have a very strong connection to the first record, because that record was written without any kind of pressure, and we were having the time of our lives back in Hollywood in that little punk scene, it was so exhilarating and fun, and just… Oh my God. I don't live for that, and I don't wish I was still there. All I know is it was an amazing experience to have early on in my writing career. I was on fire writing and just all the time consumed with music."


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