Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Rebel Black Dot Song o' the Day: SKApril!
The English Beat, "Ranking Full Stop" from I Just Can't Stop It (The Last Angry Rude Boy)
Skammentary: The English Beat are known as simply The Beat in the U.K. & as The British Beat in Australia. Apparently, there was already an American band calling themselves The Beat, so for marketing purposes in North America they became The English Beat. (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones originally called themselves simply the Bosstones, but added the "Mighty Mighty" to avoid confusion with another band of Boston-based Bosstones.) The English Beat, 2-Tone stalwarts by any name, are making their SKApril debut. Welcome aboard!