Quick Take:Ironic that one of the defining moments of early-'80s new wave dance
should have been an obscure B-side barely released outside of the U.K.
first time around, but such are the ways of sleeper hits and future
legends. "Go!" became a massive hit in New York clubs and elsewhere, its
giddy main shout sampled by Moby for his own breakthrough single of
that name, covered by Brainiac, and more. The song itself deserves all
the attention it got, kicking off with one of the peppiest distortion
bass lines ever recorded. Brisk handclaps and a quirky percussion loop
lead into Daniel Ash's merrily gooned-up chant of "Ya ya ya ya ya ya!,"
and while occasional sudden halts let the title word sneak in around the
side, there's not much more to it. But the whole thing is just such
bizarro fun that it doesn't need much more anyway, with Ash coming up
with some odd little slogans here and there and otherwise just letting
everything established take control. Great touch at the end -- studio
chatter audibly saying "Right, let's do the ya-yas now!" Courtsey: Ned Raggett (allmusic.com)