MONO: “Johnny Are You Queer?” by the Go-Go’s.

THE SONG: Johnny Are You Queer?

WHO: The Go-Go’s.

WHY IT’S HOT… Before they got all dolled-up and mainstream, the Go-Go’s were an L.A. punk band that played seminal West Coast venues like the Masque in their hometown and Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco. This song is about as far from their MOR “Vacation” as we are from the 1980s today. Written by Bobby and Larson Paine, the song is based on “Bring me one more beer” by L.A. punk brethren, the Fear. Unconcerned with sweet melody-making, the Go-Go’s actually sound raw.

WANT MORE? We’re out of suggestions for the day. Maybe tomorrow.

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