Progrography

The (English) Beat
Okay, so they didn't beat The Beat to "the beat," but they were right on time for the two-tone ska revival. By the band's third (and final!) album, the crossover to American audiences was complete (they were an English sensation from the get-go, where I'm guessing that other band was forced to call themselves The Beat U.S.). The band soon broke up, with the two vocalists headed for General Public and the two guitarists off to form Fine Young Cannibals. They left behind three excellent albums which, for anyone counting at home, is more than The Specials and The Selecter managed between them.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1979 December Tears Of A Clown
1980 February Hands Off... She's Mine
1980 May I JUST CAN'T STOP IT
1980 May Mirror In The Bathroom
1980 August Best Friend
1980 December Too Nice To Talk To
1981 April Drowning
1981 May WHA'PPEN?
1981 June Doors Of Your Heart
1982 October SPECIAL BEAT SERVICE
1982 Save It For Later
1982 Jeanette
1982 I Confess
1983 April Can't Get Used To Losing You (1983 Remix Version)
1983 June WHAT IS BEAT? THE BEST OF THE BEAT
1983 Ackee 1 2 3
2001 September 11 BEAT THIS! THE BEST OF THE ENGLISH BEAT
2005 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION
2009 March 19 YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT IT: THE BEST OF THE BEAT

SEE ALSO...
FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS discography
GENERAL PUBLIC discography

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