Sunday, August 23, 2009

JUST LISTEN: JANE WIEDLIN (PT. 1)


Musician, singer-songwriter, actress and all-around fun girl Jane Wiedlin became a punk rock fan while attending design college. She began designing punk clothing and formed The Go-Go's with Belinda Carlisle in 1978. The Go-Go's caught on quick and were snatched up by IRS Records. Most of their songs were written by Wiedlin, including the classic "Our Lips Are Sealed". The Go-Go's became the first all-girl band to write their own songs and play their own instruments. They sold out Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl and were featured twice on Rolling Stone magazine.

Seven years later, The Go-Go's split up, all going their separate ways. Wiedlin started a solo career, releasing six albums and had hits with "Rush Hour", "Blue Kiss" and "Tangled". "Tangled" was featured in the movie Pretty Woman.

The Go-Go's reunited, releasing the critically acclaimed God Bless The Go-Go's in 2001.

Wiedlin has appeared in several movies, including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Clue. She's done voice acting for King of the Hill, Pinky and the Brain and two Scooby Doo movies. She recently appeared on VH1's television series, The Surreal Life.

Her latest project is a comic book called Lady Robotica, which debuted at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. A companion CD is in the works to accompany the comic book.

You can learn more about Jane Wiedlin on her official website and purchase her music here.

2 comments:

Dr. Monkey said...

I dig Jane so much it hurts.

K and S said...

Cool, Dr. M. Stay tuned, more Jane on the way!

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