Samstag, 10. August 2019

International Beat - Their Most Explosive Hits

The break-up of the original version of The Beat in 1983 was a great loss at the time. The band was close to breaking big in the U.S. and had they stayed together probably could have approached The Police in terms of popularity. Instead various members went their separate ways and the musical world gained General Public and the Fine Young Cannibals. Often overlooked in the divorce of The Beat were saxophone player Saxa and drummer Everett Morton, who in my humble opinion were just as responsible for the unique sound of the band as any of the other members.

Enter Tony Beet who through a chance meeting with Saxa at a pub in Birmingham one night helped to launch the International Beat. The band was formed in 1990 by Beet along with ex-Beat members Everett Morton and Saxa and also featured Ranking Roger as a special guest at select shows. Beet, who was the the guitarist/vocalist and songwriter for the band was also able to recruit ex-Dexy's Midnight Runners/General Public piano player Mickey Billingham as well. They toured in the early 90's and also released a studio album called 'The Hitting Line' in 1991. The album was produced by Ranking Roger and he often guested with the band at some of their shows. The International Beat toured the UK and United States before calling it a day in 1992.

1. I Fought The Law (Rizla Club Mix)
2. Hands Off, She's Mine
3. Over The Valley
4. Mirror In The Bathroom
5. Sign Of The Times
6. Hard World
7. The Fitz
8. Head Man's Plan
9. Takin's The Pills (Version)
10. Are You Ready?
11. I Fought The Law (Radio Edit)
12. Rock Steady
13. Stand Down Margaret (Live)

(320 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

Paul Rootsical hat gesagt…

thanks for this most interesting post... a very talented group of people indeed. bless up

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback, all the best!

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