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Saturday, November 1, 2008

THE BEAT (TO BEAT OR NOT TO BEAT)

For me, this is not the Beats best record . But, it contains one of my favorite beat songs . All over the world is a great song and that alone makes this worth having and posting. The Beat, sometimes referred to as The Paul Collins Beat or Paul Collins' Beat, were an American power pop group from Los Angeles, California that formed in the late 1970s. The Beat resurfaced in the 1990s and continues to tour and record new material as Paul Collins' Beat. The roots of The Beat lie in The Nerves, a seminal power pop combo featuring Paul Collins, Peter Case (the future frontman of The Plimsouls), and Jack Lee. Collins played the drums; all three members composed and sang. Collins contributed one song, "Working Too Hard", to the group's only release, a 1976 self-titled four-song EP distributed by independent Bomp! Records. "The Beat"released this 5 song 12" Mini-Album To Beat or Not To Beat in 1983 on the independent Jem/Passport label in the U.S.. One song from the album, "Dance, Dance", was made into a music video in 1984 and received limited exposure on MTV. To Beat or Not To Beat, with an additional song, was released in Europe where the group relocated (and would remain for the next several years). In 1989 due to numerous personnel changes and a lack of interest in the group stateside, the band threw in the towel, calling it quits altogether.
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PASSPORT RECORDS 1983
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1. ALL OVER THE WORLD
2. DANCE DANCE
3. MAKING YOU MINE
4. BURNING DESIRE
5. GIVE ME THE DRUGS
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