"From the very first track to the last, The Go-Sheilas’ debut album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 relentlessly crashes onto you like wave after wave of catchy and infectious songs. Their contagious hooks grab you from the very beginning...filled with hypnotic beats and swells of raw yet simple melodies..."
Sheila Go Sheila - vocals
Andy Fisher - guitar
David Robinson - guitar
Dan Carlton - drums
Tobie Hutto - bass
In Southern California sandwiched between Los Angeles and San Diego lays Orange County. Long accustomed to the warm Mediterranean climate, its residents enjoy miles of sandy beaches that are favorites for its sunbathing and surfing. A laid-back county which tourists flock to, it’s the home of Disneyland , Knott’s Berry Farm and the Anaheim Angels. Other than its popularity in becoming a tourist destination due to its picturesque views and easy and laid-back easygoing lifestyle The O.C. is also known for it’s punk rock music scene.
There must be something in the water in the O.C. that breeds great punk bands No Doubt, The Offspring, The Adolescents, Rage Against the Machine, Reel Big Fish, Save Ferris, Black Flag, Bad Religion, The Germs, The Vandals, The Descendents and Sublime all hail from Orange County. Now, it can add another to that list. Enter The Go-Sheilas, an O.C. band that blends the defiant ripping pace of Blink 182 with the sweet but salty good-girl sounds of The Go Go’s.
From the very first track to the last, The Go-Sheilas’ debut album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 relentlessly crashes onto you like wave after wave of catchy and infectious songs. Their contagious hooks grab you from the very beginning with Sheila Go Sheila's voice ringing out loud, “Whoa Whoa Whoa” in “Better Life” as though cautioning everyone to hold on tight. You’re about to go for one hell of a ride! This 12-track album is filled with hypnotic beats and swells of raw yet simple melodies in songs like “What I Say,” “My Life on TV,” while songs, “Unforgiven,” and “I Can Make it It,” makes your fist pump, head bang and hips shake. Honestly, for me, it’s hard to choose a favorite song which says a lot about this album.
"[The Go-Sheilas splashes] this album with images of an ending summer, when those last days are spent partying the nights away like it’s your last. If it’s gonna be the end of summer then The Go-Sheilas are going to put on one last kick-ass beach party to close it out."
****CORRECTION: I wrote in this piece that both Bad Religion and The Descendants were from the OC. I have been corrected. Bad Religion originated from Los Angeles and the Descendants formed in Manhattan Beach. My mistake***
Here's a cool video for "Holiday."
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Aug 2 - Surf City Saloon (Huntington Beach)
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