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The Old (Rude) Boy Network: The Return Of Laurel Aitken

Profile by Paul Bradshaw, New Musical Express, March 1980

SUNDAY NIGHT at the Lyceum and Laurel Aitken, the 'high priest of reggae' (remember that one, boot boys?) the king of Jamaican blues, whose musical ...

The Beat: I Just Can't Stop It (Go Feet)****

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, May 1980

A JOURNALIST of this periodical on being asked if he fancied interviewing the Beat remarked that, although he'd nothing against the idea in principle, he'd ...

The Beat: I Just Can't Stop It (Go-Feet)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1980

Are you ready for post-2-Tonism? ...

The Beat: I Just Can't Stop It (Sire SRK6091)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, August 1980

BIRMINGHAM, England has been the birthplace of several major musical trendsetters: the Move, Moody Blues, Black Sabbath. Unlike a number of other large cities in ...

Talking Heads and The Beat at the Greek Theater Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, November 1980

THIS WAS no mere toe-tapper. We're talking worn shoe-leather tonight, holes in the soles and corns on the toes, sore feet in a venue more ...

The Beat (UK): Up On The Beat

Report and Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, February 1981

SOONER OR later, every British band of any significance has to decide what to do about America. ...

The Beat Scene

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, April 1981

"GOD HOLD you in the palm of His hand," said Saxa pulling the bedclothes up to his chin. "He close it and you are dead. ...

The Beat: Wha'ppen? (Go Feet) ****

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, May 1981

IN WHICH the Beat define their sound over a whole album, realise their strengths (most notably the individuality of each performer) and, in general, settle ...

The Beat: Locarno, Birmingham

Live Review by Sheryl Garratt, New Musical Express, May 1981

THE WAY to tell how well a Beat gig is going is by Saxa's smile, and tonight he was grinning so wide the ends nearly ...

The Beat: Heartbeat & Strangelove

Interview by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, November 1981

Vivien Goldman witnesses the subversive pop of The Beat at work in New York against the nuclear age. ...

Beat Drowning in Confusion

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, November 1981

A SHAKY YEAR for The Beat so far was compounded last week by a mix-up over their new single, 'Hit It'. The twelve-inch copy that ...

The US Festival: Us & Them

Report by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, September 1982

That Woz the Fest that Woz! Barney Hoskyns takes a bite of the rotten Apple and hangs his head in despair ...

The English Beat: 2-Tone Survivors Make a Joyful Noise

Interview by Bill Holdship, Musician, February 1983

"THE CIRCUMSTANCES that brought the Beat together make us tenuous, in a way," observes singer/guitarist Dave Wakeling. "With any one set of musicians, sooner or ...

see also Fine Young Cannibals

see also General Public

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