Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Joe Jackson Band: Beat Crazy (1980)

Beat Crazy is credited to the Joe Jackson Band, rather than to Joe Jackson, so sure enough, Discogs lists it under the Joe Jackson Band. How stupid. I repeat, there should be uniform titles. Under this rule, Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive should be listed under the artist "Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive," not Joe Jackson, which it isn't. Someone screwed up, or they did it right, IMHO

I guess one could say that Joe left new wave and added lots of other musical styles, like reggae. This is a great LP, but not as great as the first two. I admire the guitar work on the title track, especially.

Beat Crazy, Biology, Pretty Boys are all great tunes. I'd say that Joe was three for three at this point.

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