15 March 2009
Addendum: It should perhaps be noted that by mutual agreement, in North America the words “The English Beat” translate to “Dave Wakeling and Friends.” In the UK, “The Beat” (as they are known there) translates to “Ranking Roger, his son Ranking Junior, Everett Morton and additional players." Original hornmeister Saxa, who played with this version of the band, is now retired. Andy Cox and David Steele, the original guitarist and bassist for the band for those three seminal albums, went on to form Fine Young Cannibals and never looked back. So this is not “THE English Beat” I suppose, but as long as it’s legal and I can hear Dave Wakeling sing, I don’t mind.