Texas Tech University

Alumni College Fellow

Paul Reinsch


"Good to Go (1986), Go-go Music, and the Stubbornly Local Sounds of Washington, D.C."

The intersection of popular film and popular music is normally written as a series of success stories: instances where on art form helps transform local culture into national (or global) culture.  But the largely forgotten film Good to Go (1986) tried, and failed, to spread the local dance music called go-go to an audience beyond the Washington, D.C. area.  Go-go continues to flourish in the region, but this presentation explores the possible reasons for the film's, and go-go's, inability to 'cross over' to wider audiences, and the local interpretation of this perceived failure.

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