by Ben Crandell, SouthFlorida.com It's not hard to forget that the Go-Go's entered the pop music stage with a little snarl to go with their visual allure when they sprang from the Los Angeles punk scene in the early '80s. They toured with the hard-edged ska band Madness and released a demo version of their hit album "Beauty and the Beat" on the iconic British punk label Stiff Records. For many a soul walking around with safety pins decorating their ears, the Go-Go's were a very secret guilty pleasure. Flash-forward 30 years (30!), and the pleasure is unapologetically out in the open. With the band performing a sold-out show Saturday at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, it's time to acknowledge the reasons we appreciate the Go-Go's, then and now.
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