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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Debut LP from 1979, includes 'Don't Wait Up For Me', 'Rock 'N Roll Girl', 'There She Goes' and more. Digitally remastered from the Wagon Wheel label.


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All Artists: Beat
Title: Beat
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wagon Wheel Records
Release Date: 5/19/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 765473000222, 065473000223


Album Description
Debut LP from 1979, includes 'Don't Wait Up For Me', 'Rock 'N Roll Girl', 'There She Goes' and more. Digitally remastered from the Wagon Wheel label.

CD Reviews

Pure power pop fun!
mikewinn2 | 05/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Whatever happened to this band? I was a teenager when I stumbled across this album. I do not think they made it very big, (like The Knack). I never got rid of my records, but I did get rid of my turntable-until TODAY! After 15 years without a record player I bought one today. I put this record on and it sounds as fresh as it ever did! Power pop in the line of The Records,The Ramones, The Jags, you got it right? If you are a little younger, think the Hives, with a little less attitude and a little more pop. Every song on this is a catchy pop tune that will stick in your head and have you humming happy thoughts! If you are a young band, I would cover some of these songs. they were overlooked 24 years ago, but I can easily see these songs gaining popularity! "Rock n' Roll Girl" and "I don't fit In" are two of the best teen angst pop songs written form those times!"
Days of Power Pop
KK Leather | Los Angeles, CA USA | 06/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This "record" came out at a time when there were many power pop bands releasing amazing music. Paul Collins Beat along with The Shoes, Off Broadway, 20/20, The Records, Cheap Trick & others really define that period of time for me. I first heard the Beat (Don't Wait Up For Me) on a 4 track 7 inch single that also included The Sinceros, Jules & The Polar Bears (Jules Shear) & one I can't remember. If you are a fan of any of the above bands you will definitely enjoy this CD. Don't Wait Up For Me & Rock & Roll Girl alone are worth the price. The Beat seemed to be much more influenced by American R&R. Most Power Pop bands of the time drew almost exclusively from the Beatles & The Byrds. At the time when this record came out it seemed so fresh, it holds up quite well and is very consistent. Get It."
Classic New Wave
bloop79 | Kingsburg CA | 10/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"See my review of 20/20 (as Antagonico). I put this on a cassette with 20/20, and they have been bookends for me ever since. They capture the ersatz beetlish 60s sound that became so popular in the late 70s early 80s. Great work. Still holds it's own. Goes good with a cold one and a sunset after a drive to the coast."