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The Beat – 12"s (vinyl rips by Theupsetter1969 )

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Theupsetter1969 has very kindly uploaded loadsa Beat 12″s !

Great work mate! Nice to hear this fantastic and innovative group again and nice to hear these versions of the songs we love!
https://i0.wp.com/www.theweathermen.com/acatalog/thm_ska_beatgirl_white.jpgFor those unfamiliar with this top group, here are a few details! The Beat (strangely, known in North America as The English Beat) is a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in England in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics.

The Beat released three great albums: I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982), and a string of singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Stand Down Margaret” (which refers to former British Prime Minister and cunt supreme, Margaret Thatcher), ” Too Nice To Talk To”, and “Hands off She’s Mine”.

The Beat in 1981The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom.

Ranking Roger, one of the band’s vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavor to the band’s sound with his toasting style. Jamaican saxophonist Saxa (Lionel Martin aka Papa Saxa) added a Jamaican ska instrumental sound.

The Beat toured the world with well-known artists such as David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and The Specials. Members of the band often collaborated on stage with The Specials.

After the break-up of The Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling (guitar, vocals) and Ranking Roger (vocals) went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox (guitar) and David Steele (bass guitar) formed Fine Young Cannibals with vocalist Roland Gift. Ranking Roger also briefly joined Mick Jones’ post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite and performed at several live shows with the band.


Tracks

Too Nice to talk to (dubweiser)
Psycadelic rockers (dubweiser)
Doors of your heart (Dub)
Drowning (Dub)
Hit it
Which side of the bed…?
Save it for later
What’s your best thing? (Dub style)
Jeanette
March of the swivelheads
I confess (remix)
I confess (live)
Spar Wid Me (live)
Hands off …She’s Mine b/w Twist and Crawl

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Here she be:

B12.part1.rar

B12.part2.rar

All credit to Theupsetter1969!

January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, The Beat, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

The Beat – 12"s (vinyl rips by Theupsetter1969 )

https://i0.wp.com/www.guilfest.co.uk/storage/userfiles/Image/bands/2007/thebeat/beat2.jpg

Theupsetter1969 has very kindly uploaded loadsa Beat 12″s !

Great work mate! Nice to hear this fantastic and innovative group again and nice to hear these versions of the songs we love!
https://i0.wp.com/www.theweathermen.com/acatalog/thm_ska_beatgirl_white.jpgFor those unfamiliar with this top group, here are a few details! The Beat (strangely, known in North America as The English Beat) is a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in England in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics.

The Beat released three great albums: I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982), and a string of singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Stand Down Margaret” (which refers to former British Prime Minister and cunt supreme, Margaret Thatcher), ” Too Nice To Talk To”, and “Hands off She’s Mine”.

The Beat in 1981The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom.

Ranking Roger, one of the band’s vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavor to the band’s sound with his toasting style. Jamaican saxophonist Saxa (Lionel Martin aka Papa Saxa) added a Jamaican ska instrumental sound.

The Beat toured the world with well-known artists such as David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and The Specials. Members of the band often collaborated on stage with The Specials.

After the break-up of The Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling (guitar, vocals) and Ranking Roger (vocals) went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox (guitar) and David Steele (bass guitar) formed Fine Young Cannibals with vocalist Roland Gift. Ranking Roger also briefly joined Mick Jones’ post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite and performed at several live shows with the band.


Tracks

Too Nice to talk to (dubweiser)
Psycadelic rockers (dubweiser)
Doors of your heart (Dub)
Drowning (Dub)
Hit it
Which side of the bed…?
Save it for later
What’s your best thing? (Dub style)
Jeanette
March of the swivelheads
I confess (remix)
I confess (live)
Spar Wid Me (live)
Hands off …She’s Mine b/w Twist and Crawl

https://i1.wp.com/www.irscorner.com/de/images/eb.jpg

Here she be:

B12.part1.rar

B12.part2.rar

All credit to Theupsetter1969!

January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, The Beat, _MUSIC | Leave a comment