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The Beat in Australia 2015
Wed 1st April – Charles Hotel, Perth WA
Thu 2nd April – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC
Sun 5th April – Factory, Sydney, NSW
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: bit.ly/BeatInOz
Radio Schedule for Roger’s Mixtape : UK Friday 28 November (00:00 pm/London time) on http://www.sinefm.com/ Friday 28 November (9 pm / London time) on http://www.frenchradiolondon.com/France Saturday 22 November (6 pm/Paris time) on http://www.radiovnl.com/ Tuesday 25 November (10 pm/paris time) on http://www.crockradio.com/ Wednesday 26 November (11 pm/paris time) on http://www.jetfm.asso.fr/site/ Friday 28 November (11 pm/Paris time)…
Ranking Roger vs Dopegrinders release a remix of Rock The Casbah in aid of Strummerville with the help of the Clash!
In 1981, coming off the back of The Beat’s top ten hit “Too Nice To Talk To”, Roger was asked by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones to sing on a version of Rock The Casbah that the Clash were recording. This lead to further collaborations between Roger and the Clash on the road, and then to Mick Jones playing guitar (and nearly joining the group) for General Public, the band that Roger and Dave Wakeling formed after the break up of The Beat in 1983, which enjoyed considerable success on the USA (their biggest hit, Tenderness, still being used in movies today).
While Roger and The Clash’s version of Rock The Casbah was never released, Roger has continued to play the song live (it was included on his recent Live In London CD), so when he met the producing duo Dopegrinders at Across The Tracks festival in 2012, and they decided to record together, it was an obvious track to start with. To make it even better, Mick Jones, as a favor to Roger, very kindly made the original stems available for the Dopegrinder’s use. By way of thanks, Dopegrinders, Roger & The Beat agreed to contribute all their collaborations to Strummerville (aka The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation), to be released in December 2014, the 12th anniversary of Joe’s death (22 December 2002).
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We are sorry to say we have cancelled our show on 13 December at Birmingham Institute. Madness are playing on the same night at the LG Arena which has obviously affected our show so we are going to look at another date in 2015 but in the meantime please contact the ticket outlet you purchased from for a refund.
Ranking Roger – Pop Off The Head Top
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Featuring Ranking Junior, Roger’s daughter Saffren Murphy, Dopegrinders, AleXannA, Mr Anonymous, & Gaudi
45. The Beat, 2004
Heritage acts to can suddenly find an unexpected tail wind amid Glastonbury’s wilds. When Eighties ska band The Beat played to 30,000 revellers amid the Wild West burlesque of Lost Vagueness the dynamic gelled, then exploded.
See the full list here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/glastonbury/10912208/The-100-best-Glastonbury-performances-ever.html
Liz chats to Ranking Roger, front man of British Ska revivalist legends The Beat. They enjoyed success at the end of the 70’s into the early 80’s before splitting up. This UK version of the band have been active since 2006.
NEW SONG FEATURED ‘Return of the Dread-I’ Produced by The Dopegrinders