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BEAT, THE "S/T" LP
The Beat was one of the first records from the emerging new breed of rock & rollers to be released on a major label. Concentrating on jangling, Byrds-like guitars, terse, catch-and-hold choruses and lyrics which addressed everyday concerns, the record defined the kind of skinny-tie power-pop coming out of LA in the late 70's and early 80's. Unfortunately, radio was still mostly resistant to this new wave of bands and The Beat never gained the big success they deserved... Formed by Paul Collins (original member of the legendary NERVES with Jack Lee and Peter Case.) After the Nerves split Paul was parking cars in Los Angeles when he met the rest of the Beat members (Steven Huff, Larry Whitman and Michael Ruiz). As legend has it he ran into his old buddy and Nerves supporter Eddie Money one day at a Peaches record store, later that same day Paul and Eddie penned "Let Me Into Your Life" and the rest is history. Eddie introduced Paul to legendary promoter Bill Graham for management, and his producer Bruce Botnick (Doors, Buffalo Springfield, MC5)and in short order the band was signed to Columbia Records and in the studio. September 1979 was the official release date and soon after the band was on the road touring with the likes of the Police, the Jam, Joe Jackson, Eddie Money, Huey Lewis, South Side Johnny, The Cure and a host of other bands both in the US and abroad. Now 30 years later this little gem is still satisfying the ears of pop lovers everywhere!Get Hip worked hand and hand with Paul and Sony Special Products to reissue this classic among classics. Play It Loud!