The English Beat
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Special Beat Service: An Interview with the English Beat
23 Aug 2012 // 6:12 PM

Though disappointed with UK football, English Beat frontman Dave Wakeling is excited about The Complete Beat , a five-disc box set. He chats about that, touring with the Clash, and the prevalence of reggae.

20 Questions: Dave Wakeling
1 Jun 2009 // 4:59 PM

Dave Wakeling, founding member, lead vocalist and songwriter for the legendary ska band, the English Beat, is recording and touring extensively these days. Catch up with Wakeling here on 20 Questions.


'The English Beat Live at The US Festival'
19 Sep 2012 // 6:10 PM

Tellingly, the Beat's debut US Festival appearance occurred on the cusp of the New British Invasion.

The English Beat: The Complete Beat / Keep the Beat: the Very Best of the English Beat
2 Jul 2012 // 6:06 PM

Two new compilations explore the politics of echo.


Interview: The English Beat [SXSW 2008]
25 Mar 2008 // 10:24 PM

Ska beats and politically charged lyrics -- two great things that taste great together. Just ask Dave Wakeling, touring once again with the English Beat.


After 30 years, the English Beat goes on
4 Feb 2009 // 7:51 PM

The English Beat still just can't stop it. Though it's been 27 years since its last album, "Special Beat Service," featuring the classics "I Confess" and

//Mixed media

Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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