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Beat Crazy is the third album by Joe Jackson, released in October 1980, and credited to the Joe Jackson Band.[3] It was a relative disappointment commercially, peaking outside the Top 40 in both the UK and the United States, with its singles failing to chart.[4] One reason for the reduced sales in the U.S. may have been that the group did not tour to support it there.[4] Nevertheless, the Joe Jackson Band was successful and toured extensively.[4] This would be the last studio album released by the Joe Jackson Band's original line-up until 2003's Volume 4.[5]

Beat Crazy
Beat Crazy (Joe Jackson Band album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released25 October 1980
Recorded1980
StudioBasing Street Studios, London
GenreNew wave, punk rock, ska
Length45:40
LabelA&M
ProducerJoe Jackson
The Joe Jackson Band chronology
I'm the Man
(1979)
Beat Crazy
(1980)
Jumpin' Jive
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB[2]

Track listingEdit

All songs written, arranged and produced by Joe Jackson.

No.TitleLength
1."Beat Crazy" (lead vocal by Graham Maby)4:15
2."One to One"3:22
3."In Every Dream Home (A Nightmare)"4:31
4."The Evil Eye"3:45
5."Mad at You"6:03
6."Crime Don't Pay"4:24
7."Someone Up There"3:47
8."Battleground"2:33
9."Biology"4:31
10."Pretty Boys"3:41
11."Fit"4:45

PersonnelEdit

Musicians
  • Joe Jackson – vocals, keyboards, melodica
  • Graham Maby – bass, vocals, lead vocal on "Beat Crazy"
  • Gary Sanford – guitars
  • David Houghton – drums, vocals
Production

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Position
1980 UK Albums Chart #42
1980 US Billboard 200 #41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beat Crazy". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ "CG: Joe Jackson Band". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 485–486. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  4. ^ a b c "Biography by William Ruhlmann". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
  5. ^ Luerssen, John D. (24 June 2002). "Joe Jackson Reunites "Sharp" Band". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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