Not as good as it was. Better than it will be.
The (h)oi polloi may think it's sacrilege, but the English Beat are the only ska band I ever though was worth a damn.
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Great. P.T. Is a treasure.So the beat goes on.......L.
Once a year I go through my Brit stuff from that era: The English Beat, The Specials,The Jam, The Clash .... And although much of the lyrical content has to with the withering political and financial climate in the UK at that moment - I love it and it only reminds me of good times.
That was you?????
keith moon > pete townshend. anything ever come about from pete getting busted with the kiddie porn?
Thanks for posting this -- brought back some great memories of those halcyon days of the mid-80s. A few other favorites from that era include: "A Naive Melody" by the Talking Heads, "End of the Party" off this same English Beat album, "Never You Done That" by General Public and old Smiths and Squeeze. Great post!
They were great live. The English Beat/General Public WERE the 80's for me.Q. "Tears of a Clown" - Who's better, Smokie Robinson or The English Beat?
Saw him bust a guitar in the Oakland Ca show, somewhere about -it gets hazy... lets say 83? Unforgettable...And just saw The Beat come through SF-- Dave Wakeling's teeth are pretty twisted but the mans riffs are still straight up great.
Love that English Beat stuff...LOVE IT
This was such a great song. I't brings back so many memories of the early 80s.
Was just looking at their concert schedule earlier this week."Special Beat Service" is always on my CD player.Always brings back great memories!
Top taste, as always
The mise-en-scene, styling, and properties are fantastic. Nothing like a cafe full of hipsters reading Marx, Penguin classics and comparing notes on the latest wax... never mind that this (and UB40) was the sound track to one of the greatest road trips ever.
the Beat. mirrror in the bathroom & a beer drenched floor. if I had only known then that was as good as it gets...
...and in response to Trailer Trad -- Amherst Zumbyes rendition of Tears of a Clown circa 1983 is without equal
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