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anybody remember the english beat/general public?


jannusguy

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Here's my favourite of theirs from a while ago.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLRoVUzg3Q

 

The Beat were one of my then girlfriend's favourite bands in the early 80s. I remember she saw them at Bath University and came away with one of his cigarette butts!

 

I've never heard them referred to as the English Beat, only ever The Beat. Is there a US Beat then?

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I listen to the greatest hits album every week in my car. My favourite albums of theirs were Just Can't Stop It and Special Beat Service.

 

Other English bands from the era who are worth a listen include Selecter, Madness (pre Our House) and the Squeeze album Cool For Cats.

 

In these bands, you hear the sounds that were extrapolated to become the Police.

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