Released as a single in 1980, The English Beat’s Mirror In The Bathroom, from their debut Lp, I Just Can’t Stop It. While rumors went around that the song was about illegal drugs, frontman Dave Wakeling has insisted that it’s about narcissistic behavior.
Released as a single in August of 1980, The English Beat’s (TEB in America, The Beat elsewhere) Best Friend, from their Lp, I Just Can’t Stop It. The single reached the #22 spot in The U.K.
Here at Pop-A-Looza HQ, General Public‘s “Tenderness” is one of our favorite tunes from the decade of excess. Featuring Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger of The English Beat, General Public had a really great, positive sound. Enjoy!