Monday, June 07, 2004

The Go - "Don't Take Her Away"

I'll never forget how nervous I was the first time I crossed the Hudson River from New Jersey to go to New York City's Bowery and CBGB's to see The Go. I was a 19 year kid who rarely strayed from the safe environs of the NJ club scene. Hearing their clean, jangly Power Pop sound made the graffiti covered walls of CBGB's less threatening. The experience opened up NYC as a club destination for me and The Peppermint Lounge and Mud Club became new haunts. The Go were from nearby Yonkers, NY and played CB's as well as many other tri-state area clubs regularly. Unfortunately they only managed to release an independant 4 song EP in 1980. Despite coming close to getting a recording contract they called it quits a couple years later . The Go were Kenny Dutch : Guitars/Vocal, Tom Conte : Guitars/Vocal, George Peters : Bass/Vocals, Joe Brya : Drums/Percussion Kenny and Tom still play in a band called Hipripper.


Blogger Aaron said...

I'm liking this one; thanks.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the resurgence of 80's clothing, hair, styles, and music, The Go is looking for a come back of their own! Tom and Kenny are still sounding just as great as ever in their current form of HipRipper. The Go has not been lost; they just need to be "re-discovered." The Go might just be playing in a country near you soon!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HipRipper is playing at the Baggot Inn in NYC on July 9th, releasing their latest CD titled "GO" 2shows starting 10;30 PM
Check it out!!...................Manny

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard that The Go will be releasing a 23 song cd, which will include the full 4-song ep, plus 19 unreleased tracks on the Japanese label Wizzard in Vinyl in 2005. Check out for updates-

Your pal- Archie

1:16 AM  
Blogger joe brya said...

I was very flattered upon reading your comments on The GO. it's nice to know that we had some fans out there! what made you decide to take the giant leap across the Hudson to see us, anyway? I assume you'd heard our record?
In addition, I must mention that (after reading your Revillos posting) one of our fave gigs was also at "Hitsville" in Passaic, NJ...tho we didn't get nowhere near as lucky after the show! thanks again. Joe Brya, drummer/The GO.

2:34 PM  

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