Belinda Carlisle/ Heaven is a Place on Earth

Essay by Luke Foster

“ Since I was a young girl in the punk scene, almost all of my friends have been gay or lesbian, so for me, it’s an obvious answer when it comes to whether or not gay people should be recognised as equal. “Belinda Carlisle

I have seen Belinda Carlisle twice in concert at Twin Towns in Tweed Heads in far northern New South Wales Australia.

After seeing her I raved to my friends and family about how powerful she was as a performer and had most of the crowd standing and dancing and singing along. I said to my mum that I wished my art was as powerful as her lyrics and singing.

‘My favourite songs are Heaven is a Place on Earth and Summer Rain.

Belinda emerged in the eighties with the all female punk band the Go Gos and that band is amazing but she really came into her own when she started her own band with a backing band.

“ I was like a good girl, bad girl, there were no great areas for me. “

Belinda Carlisles

Belinda like a lot of musicians had some drug issues but she has come good as a loving wife and mother.

“ Being famous for fames sake wasn’t the goal when I co-founded the Go-Go’s. I just wanted to sing and have a laugh.” Belinda Carlisle

Belindas stage presence is amazing and she also is.a fantastic dancer.

“I do a lot of solo work in Europe and the Far East, and my main passion is travelling.” Belinda Carlisle