by Eric Berman
Song Of The Day - "Hands Off She's Mine" by The English Beat
Known only as "The Beat" in their native England, The English Beat were one of the best bands to come out of the Ska revival of the late 1970s. They were 2-Tone label mates of The Specials and The Selector before forming their own Go-Feet label in 1980 and releasing the album "I Just Can't Stop It" where this song hails. They went on to release two more exceptional albums before Ranking Roger and Dave Wakeling formed General Public while Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals.