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September 9, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
You wouldn't think the comely, unclad figure on the cover needs a diet, but Wiedlin has to get off the sugar. Half of "Tangled" is slick and over-sweet. The former Go-Go does much better when setting her fragile, Cyndi Lauper sound-alike voice in more intimate ballad surroundings. Wiedlin also excels in two anthems that engage broad themes of war and freedom with emotional acuity. Why not make every song matter?
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September 16, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Only 13 songs in 43 minutes, including encores. That's how short froSTed's headlining set was Friday at the Coach House. It assuredly didn't have to end so abruptly. froSTed is the latest musical venture for singer-songwriter Jane Wiedlin, who ignored her three solo albums as well as everything she wrote or sang as a member of the all-female Go-Go's. Wiedlin was a key creative player in that L.A.
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September 12, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Jane Wiedlin was a member of the Go-Go's in the early '80s, she came off as a perky, sweet-voiced innocent. Nowadays, it's not unusual to hear Wiedlin spitting out the occasional venom-laced lyric with her new pop-punk outfit, froSTed. Featuring a combustive instrumental sound, the group's debut album, "Cold," is much harder than the frothy but engaging pop hits that made the Go-Go's a coast-to-coast sensation.
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September 12, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Jane Wiedlin was a member of the Go-Go's in the early '80s, she came off as a perky, sweet-voiced innocent. Nowadays, it's not unusual to hear Wiedlin spitting out the occasional venom-laced lyric with her new pop-punk outfit, froSTed. Featuring a combustive instrumental sound, the group's debut album, "Cold," is much harder than the frothy but engaging pop hits that made the Go-Go's a coast-to-coast sensation.
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May 13, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
The clock has finally struck midnight in one of pop's most engaging Cinderella stories. The Go-Go's have broken up. Despite the band's vow to continue last October when co-founder Jane Wiedlin left the L.A.-based quintet for a solo career, lead singer Belinda Carlisle said Saturday that musical differences surfaced in recent weeks. "When you stop growing artistically, it's time to try something else," she said.
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March 25, 1990
I am concerned about Harold C. Simmons' intentions to acquire large blocks of Lockheed stock. Simmons has no experience in managing a high-tech organization such as Lockheed. If he intends to run Lockheed, this is a risky way to obtain on-the-job training. Simmons' expertise is gaining control of a corporation, then breaking it up and selling it off piece by piece to make a profit. The United States cannot afford to have Lockheed broken up. Lockheed is a national asset. R. G. FULLER Encino
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September 16, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Only 13 songs in 43 minutes, including encores. That's how short froSTed's headlining set was Friday at the Coach House. It assuredly didn't have to end so abruptly. froSTed is the latest musical venture for singer-songwriter Jane Wiedlin, who ignored her three solo albums as well as everything she wrote or sang as a member of the all-female Go-Go's. Wiedlin was a key creative player in that L.A.
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August 24, 1996
Tickets are on sale today for 311's concert Sept. 29 at the Bren Center at UC Irvine. . . . The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano has added Ednaswap (Sept. 12), Frosted, with Jane Wiedlin, (Sept. 13), Cowboy Mouth (Sept. 19) and Boxing Gandhis (Sept. 27). . . . New to the schedule at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana are Smoking' Popes, the Figgs and Jimmy Eat World (Sept. 26) and Me'Shell NdegeOcello (Oct. 5).
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September 9, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
You wouldn't think the comely, unclad figure on the cover needs a diet, but Wiedlin has to get off the sugar. Half of "Tangled" is slick and over-sweet. The former Go-Go does much better when setting her fragile, Cyndi Lauper sound-alike voice in more intimate ballad surroundings. Wiedlin also excels in two anthems that engage broad themes of war and freedom with emotional acuity. Why not make every song matter?
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March 25, 1990
I am concerned about Harold C. Simmons' intentions to acquire large blocks of Lockheed stock. Simmons has no experience in managing a high-tech organization such as Lockheed. If he intends to run Lockheed, this is a risky way to obtain on-the-job training. Simmons' expertise is gaining control of a corporation, then breaking it up and selling it off piece by piece to make a profit. The United States cannot afford to have Lockheed broken up. Lockheed is a national asset. R. G. FULLER Encino
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May 13, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
The clock has finally struck midnight in one of pop's most engaging Cinderella stories. The Go-Go's have broken up. Despite the band's vow to continue last October when co-founder Jane Wiedlin left the L.A.-based quintet for a solo career, lead singer Belinda Carlisle said Saturday that musical differences surfaced in recent weeks. "When you stop growing artistically, it's time to try something else," she said.
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August 24, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
And another benefit-minded assemblage of performers will hit the stage closer to home--Costa Mesa--on Labor Day for the Endless Summer Jam, a daylong music fest organized by KIIS-FM that will include performers like Eddie Money, Jeffrey Osborne and Kool & the Gang. Proceeds from the concert, to take place at the Pacific Amphitheatre, will benefit Athletes and Entertainers for Kids. Other acts on a program are the Jets, Brenda K.
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April 29, 1990 | DENNIS HUNT
These days pop-rock sound tracks are usually unsatisfying packages featuring one or two likable songs and the rest filler. But this one, from the hit romantic comedy, is loaded with gems, from David Bowie's updated "Fame 90" and Natalie Cole's "Wild Women Do" to Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Show Me Your Soul." But there are two sappy clunkers--by Jane Wiedlin and Peter Cetera. The gem of this collection, of course, is Roy Orbison's classic rendition of the title song.
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