With a new documentary and a memoir from one of the band’s members, the Go-Go’s lips are decidedly unsealed these days.
There’s certainly plenty of story being told by both “The Go-Go’s,” which begins a run on Showtime on Friday, July 31, and bassist Kathy Valentine’s new “All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir.” The Los Angeles quintet was, after all, the first all-female band playing its own instruments and writing its own song to score a No. 1 album — 1981’s platinum “Beauty & the Beat,” with its singles “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat” and a Best New Artist nomination at the 1982 Grammy Awards.
Success took its toll on the Go-Go’s, however; There have been just three studio albums since “Beauty,” several break-ups and no shortage of rancor and acrimony. But putting all that out in the open, they say, has done more good than bad.
“I really didn’t know what to expect, but there was something that shifted in all of us. It kind of…