I still remember when I first heard the Bangles. It was was on a lazy rainy afternoon in California back in 1985. The song "Going Down To Liverpool"
came on KPFA, and I immediately loved it! Then when their video of the song featured Leonard Nimoy, I knew that this was going to be one of the greatest bands ever.
Check out their mod outfits in the video, "I'm In Line"! yummilicious!
But wait, it gets better - in the video for their song "In Your Room"
there are Mini-skirts! Go-Go boots! Floppy flower-power hats! Body painting! Sitars! The "Batusi!"
Cheesy spiral thingies! Polka dots! Obscure symbolism! Good and bad versions of the band in twin universes co-existing in the same video without imploding! Yipes! The bass player is wearing white stockings!
This video has everything.
I think that all of the guys usually had a crush on Susanna Hoffs
, but I always had my heart set on the pout-eriffic bass player, Michael Steele
, AKA Susanne Thomas. She used to be in the The Runaways!
I did find a few other interesting Bangles related items. The Bangles doing "Good Day Sunshine"
(Windows streaming media) via stereogum.com
. Also the bangles did a song for the film "Austin Powers"
called "Get The Girl".
Unfortunately I could only find the lyrics
and a short clip of the song on Amazon.com
. I also found these great Bangles animated gifs here
I won't bore you with a history of the band, because you can find all of that on The Bangles website
, their My Space page
, and also on Wikipedia