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Ranking Roger

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    The Beat Goes On: Dave Wakeling on His Band's Two Tone Legacy

    In the late '70s and early '80s, England was something of a musical petri dish as scores of bands blended genres of music and, in the process, sometimes created whole new ones. It was also the heyday of bands like Madness, The Specials and The Selecter who blended a punk energy with ska and reggae s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Bankrobbers: The Clash Family Tree

    ​Rocks Off cried the night he heard Joe Strummer died. It was December 2002, and we sat on our family couch and let it all out. That fabled Clash reunion that seemed just months away would never happen. Strummer died of a heart attack at 50, just three days before Christmas, leaving behind a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: The Timeless Two-Tone Of The English Beat And Fishbone

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow Fishbone‚ÄčAftermath's companion expressed doubt about Sunday night's English Beat concert at Warehouse Live. He's a pretty big fan of The Beat, you see, and having listened to their music for more than 20 years but having never seen them li ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006
  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    A Beat of One's Own

    Founding front man Dave Wakeling is the only original member left in the English Beat, but not for lack of trying

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