Friday, October 24, 2008

The Beat Live on Rockpalast - July 23, 1980

I wrote about The Beat covering Laurel Aitken's song "Pussy Price" early in their career. A slightly re-worked version of the song (minus the naughty song content) became "Ranking Full Stop". The only known recorded version of their take on Aitken's song is from the band's appearance on Rockpalast which is a German music television show that broadcasts live on German television station Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

Here is video from the Rockpalast broadcast of the songs "Big Shot", "Can't Get Used To Losing You" and "Hands Off She's Mine".

Below is a download of the audio from the show including the Aitken cover.

Here is the tracklist:

Pussy Price (Laurel Aitken cover that became Ranking Full Stop)
Two Swords
Tears Of A Clown
Big Shot
Rough Rider
Best Friend
Can't Get Used To Losing You
Hands Off....She's Mine
Twist & Crawl
Noise In This World
Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret
Ranking Full Stop
Mirror In The Bathroom
Click Click

The Beat - Live On Rockpalast July 23, 1980

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