The Beat Goes On is a compilation album by the British ska/rock band The Beat released in the US in 1991. Mirror in the Bathroom" - 3:06. Hands Off She's Mine" - 3:00. Too Nice to Talk To" - 3:08. Doors of Your Heart" - 3:46. Twist and Crawl" - 2:35. Ranking Full Stop" - 2:47. Save It for Later" - 3:34. Sole Salvation" - 3:04. Tears of a Clown" - 2:38
Little surprise that the Beat (or English Beat, depending on what country the band found itself in) quickly achieved a cult status that has yet to die. A perfect blend of Madness' warm, winning spin on ska and the early Specials' tenser, darker sound, the septet created pop/rock/ska fusions that were instantly memorable and rewarded repeated listens. This compilation showcases many of the band's strongest points, including its two biggest American hits in the incipient alternative scene. The album wraps up with a fiery live medley of "Get a Job" and "Stand Down Margaret," recorded in Boston in late 1982, a bonus that captures the band at a definite highpoint.
FIrst LP is a compilation of tracks from the "I Just Can't Stop It", "Wha'ppen" and "Special Beat Service" LPs, and the second LP is a bonus LP of extended remixes. Matrix, Runout (Side A, stamped): A-7998 A-1.
There are 22 characters total. Our hero, carrier of the Beat Speaker. Stands to oppose the power of the Cacophony over Beat City. Can only be seen by those who feel the beat. But why is it building that stairway to heaven? What can you say about a woman with a duck hammer? Anything nice, she's one of the good guys!
What Is Beat?" was the first compilation of English Beat released in America. They were multicultural, multi generational (sax man Saxa was 50 years old when he joined the group) and politically savvy. Their music could invoke controversy without the confrontation of obscenity (see "Stand Down Margaret") and mix soul and reggae without having to resort to more trendy measures. When I finally purchased "What Is Beat?" on tape, their first compilation album, I was in heaven. When my music collection converted to CD "What Is Beat?" was one of the first CDs I purchased. It was a slight disappointment, though, because the CD could not hold as much music as the tape did and a few songs had to be cut. Bummer.
The Beat Goes On 1991. Special Beat Service 1982. The Complete Beat: I Just Can't Stop It CD1 1980. The Complete Beat: Bonus Beat (12" & Dub Versions) CD4 2012. The Complete Beat: Special Beat Service CD2 1982. The Complete Beat: Bonus Beat (Peel Sessions & Live In Boston) CD5 2012. The Complete Beat: Wha'ppen? CD3 1981.
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|A1||Tears Of A Clown
Written-By – Cosby*, Wonder*, Robinson*
|A2||Hands Off...She's Mine||2:58|
|A3||Mirror In The Bathroom||3:07|
|A4||Stand Down Margaret
Arranged By – The Beat Written-By – Cecil Campbell*
|A5||Doors Of Your Heart
Written-By – C. Osbourne*
|A6||Twist And Crawl
Written-By – Bradsell*
|A7||Save It For Later||3:35|
|B1||Too Nice To Talk To||3:05|
|B6||Can't Get Used To Losing You
Arranged By – The Beat Written-By – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
|B7||Rankin' Full Stop||2:46|
- Marketed By – Festival Records
- Artwork By – C-More-Tone
- Artwork By [Portraits] – Ian Wright
- Producer – Bob Sargeant
- Written-By – The Beat (tracks: A2 to B5, B7 to C2 to D4)
|BEAT 6, BEAT6, FREBE 1||The Beat||What Is Beat? (2xLP, Comp, Ltd)||Go-Feet Records, Go-Feet Records, Go-Feet Records||BEAT 6, BEAT6, FREBE 1||UK||1983|
|VPL1 7542||The Beat||What Is Beat? (LP, Comp, RE)||Arista||VPL1 7542||Australia||Unknown|
|TCBT 6||The Beat||What Is Beat? (Cass, Album, Comp)||Go-Feet Records||TCBT 6||UK||1983|
|814 175-1 4||The Beat||What Is Beat? (LP, Comp)||Arista||814 175-1 4||Brazil||1983|
|C 38022||The Beat||What Is Beat? The Best Of The Beat (Cass, Comp)||Arista||C 38022||Australia||1983|