The Go - "Instant Reaction"
Over a year ago I wrote about the power pop band The Go from New York City. They have finally released a CD of their own on Japan's Wizzard's In Vinyl label. (Why is power pop so big in Japan?) This collection takes the rare "Instant Reaction" E.P. - the only vinyl released by the band - and adds 17 other tracks recorded by the band themselves but never released plus 2 radio spots. The CD is loaded with power pop gems that feature jangly guitars and thwacking drums - no small feat for tracks recorded in their garage on a Teac reel-to-reel over 20 years ago. The songs are strong enough to make you wonder why this band never landed on a major label.
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. My thanks to Ken for allowing me to post the bands music.
Go to Wizzard's In Vinyl site to order the CD.