the english beat

‘Too Much Too Young, the 2 Tone Records Story: The Beat. UB40. Tears of a Clown’ (excerpt)

‘Too Much Too Young, the 2 Tone Records Story: The Beat. UB40. Tears of a Clown’ (excerpt)

This excerpt from Daniel Rachel’s history of 2 Tone Records shows the formation of the Beat and the best version of the band-defining “Tears of a Clown” ever.

The 100 Best Alternative Songs of the 1980s

The 100 Best Alternative Songs of the 1980s

The best alternative songs of the 1980s span punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, goth, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock.

Staring at the Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989

Staring at the Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989

Cherry Red’s latest superb compilation highlights big hits and lost tracks from the British ska revival.

‘The English Beat Live at The US Festival’

Special Beat Service: An Interview with the English Beat

The English Beat: The Complete Beat / Keep the Beat: the Very Best of the English Beat

20 Questions: Dave Wakeling

Interview: The English Beat [SXSW 2008]

The English Beat: In Concert at the Royal Festival Hall [DVD]