The Beat (or English Beat) - not the kind of band you'd fall asleep to.

The Beat – In Session 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable

The Beat (or English Beat) - not the kind of band you'd fall asleep to.

The Beat (or English Beat) – not the kind of band you’d fall asleep to.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: the beat – peel sessions – 5 nov. 1979

Since we’re heading into the home stretch for the weekend, and Friday is only minutes away, I thought I would increase the voltage a bit.

Tonight it’s The Beat, or The English Beat (depending on where you heard them first). Not one of the mellow and laid-back specimens of the 70s, The Beat were fast-paced, frantic and sweat inducing from the get-go.

Here is a session they recorded at The BBC for the John Peel program, from November 5, 1979.

Here’s what’s on the player:

The Beat

John Peel Session – November 5, 1979

  1. Tears Of A Clown

  2. Ranking Full Stop

  3. Click Click

  4. Mirror In The Bathroom

  5. Big Shot

Not that you were planning on actually getting any sleep tonight or anything.

Besides, you have all weekend to sleep – and sleep’s overrated anyway.

Pump up the volume and dance.

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