409. The (English) Beat

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An earlier entry on this list discusses the Hall of Fame credentials of the Specials. Although we believe that should a Ska Revival band get in to the Hall, it should be the Specials, though an induction of the English Beat over them would not exactly be a travesty.

The Beat (or the English Beat as they were referred to in America) may not have been the first band to champion the Ska Revival cause, but they were amongst the most important and talented. With alternating leads, they had a distinct sound and a series of hits in the United Kingdom. Like other Ska Revivalists, they did not reach a wide audience in North America but they were far from unknown there either. As energetic as they could be political, the Beat has a shot should the Hall wish to induct a band from their genre.

 

 

 

 

The Bullet Points:

 

Eligible Since:

2005

 

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (Birmingham, England)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

Why They Will Get In:

They have a shot to represent their genre.

 

Why They Won’t Get In:

There is no guarantee the genre will receive love from the Hall, and should it happen, the Specials really should have that accolade.

 

Essential Albums:

I Just Can’t Stop It (1980)

Wha’ppen (1981)

Special Beat Service (1982)

 

Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:

Mirror in the Bathroom (From I Just Can’t Stop It, 1980)

Twist & Crawl (From I Just Can’t Stop It, 1980)

Too Nice to Talk to (Single, 1980)

I am Your Flag (From Wha’ppen, 1981)

Save it for Later (From Special Beat Service, 1982)

 

www.thebeatuk.com

Should The (English) Beat be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 52.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 9.5%

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Mar 20, 2023

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Mar 31, 2023

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THE ENGLISH BEAT AT LONDON MUSIC HALL IN LONDON, CANADA

Apr 05, 2023

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The English Beat
 
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