The Beat: Side to Side

The Beat released their fine comeback album ‘Bounce’ six months ago (see reggaemusic.org.uk 21st June 2016). Here is a new single from the album in the form of a double A-side 7” vinyl along with a track from contemporaries the Selecter. The two bands both played live from Maida Vale on 13 December 2016 for […]

The Beat featuring Ranking Roger: Bounce

The late 70s/early 80s Birmingham band The Beat are well-remembered for a string of high-rhythm and bass-driven songs, including chart singles like ‘Too Nice to Talk To’ and ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’ as well as for a political edge that was a million miles away from the narcissistic posing of other 80’s bands. Their memorable […]