Are they still together? Nope. I don’t think so.
Did you ever see them play live? I don’t think so.
Anything you want / need by them? Maybe some UK 7” singles.
You really should own / hear:
- I Just Can’t Stop It (1980)
- Wha’ppen (1981)
- Special Beat Service (1982)
Saxa is apparently still alive and living in Birmingham – at the ripe age of 80!
Hearing “Mirror In The Bathroom” for the first time is rather unforgettable. They were the only ska influenced band of the class of 1980 to seem like they signed-up(ward) to Arista UK, after their short time on Two Tone.
The debut album “I Just Can’t Stop It” is very impressive, the writing & playing being very, very good. The US version on Sire had their Two Tone single added to it, so in a way, it’s the preferable version to have (on LP or CD).
I don’t remember how / why I didn’t get to see them play live. Perhaps it was a show where they weren’t the headliner?
I never followed any of the post-Beat groups – Fine Young Cannibals, General Public etc. I know one of the vocalists settled in Los Angeles, and has played live around here quite a bit.