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The Beat - Special Beat Service


On this date in 1982, The Beat released their third and final album, Special Beat Service. It contained the singles, "Jeanette" (#45 U.K.), "Save It For Later" (#47 U.K.) and "I Confess" (#54 U.K.). The album reached the #21 spot on the U.K. albums chart. The Birmingham, England ska band broke up in 1983 after three albums. Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger formed General Public. Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals. The Beat was known as The English Beat in the U.S.

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Rob J said...

This record isn't as immediate as their debut, but then very few records are. "I Confess" was an important song when I was a kid, in love for the first time and kind of messed up about it.

Thanks for the post!

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