Many of us who Just Can't Stop It (jumping about like idiots that is) when we hear the first English Beat album struggle with the rest of their catalog. Wha'ppen is an enjoyable calypso-reggae-pop record and Special Beat Service is one of the finer pop albums of the eighties but they both suffer from drastically diminished amounts of the driving ska-punk fusion that so invigorated their debut.
Whatever your Beat bias, you'll find something to your liking on this crisp-as-hell but never officially released recording of their show at The Hammersmith Palais in October of 1982.
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