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Throwback Thursday: "Save It for Later" by The English Beat

The English Beat

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Released in 1982, the song, “Save It for Later,” appeared as the first song of the B-side the album Special Beat Service by The English Beat. The album was the third and final one released by the band before they initially broke up in 1983 (only to get back together in 2018). According to the English Beat website, “The original band consisted of Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, and Everette Morton on drums—later additions Ranking Roger (toasting) and foundational First Wave Ska legend Saxa (saxophone) completed the outfit.” (englishbeat.net/history) The English Beat represented a leading force in the Ska movement that started in England in the late 1970s. Ska combined various music genres such as soul, punk, pop, and reggae into an energetic dance craze.