Interview: The English Beat [SXSW 2008]

[26 March 2008]

By Robin Cook

Ska beats and politically charged lyrics—two great things that taste great together. Just ask Dave Wakeling, touring once again with the English Beat. Of course, the group also wrote lighthearted pop to go along with their social commentary—note “Save It for Later”, recently covered by Pearl Jam. Here, Wakeling talks about the band’s past and revival.—Robin Cook

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/interview-the-english-beat-sxsw-2008/