I Just Can't Stop It, the first studio album by the Beat, included the singles " Mirror in the Bathroom ", " Hands Off...She's Mine " and " Can't Get Used to Losing You ", which all charted within the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart. They also had UK hits from the studio albums Wha'ppen? (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982).Who are the beat?
The Beat formed in 1978 and, according to Chris Woodstra, became "one of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups" with their multiracial line-up and alternating lead vocals from toaster Ranking Roger and guitarist Dave Wakeling.How many different versions of the beat are there?
Until recently, two different versions of the band toured fairly frequently: "The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling" (a.k.a. The Beat (8), based in California, U.S.A.) and "The Beat with Ranking Roger" (a.k.a. The Beat (6), which also featured Ranking Roger's son Ranking Junior, and was based in the UK.)How did the English Beat get their name?
As there was an eponymous US group emerging at the time they were forced to use the names The English Beat on their North American releases and The British Beat briefly in Australia. The band enjoyed immediate chart success and established their own record label Go-Feet Records.