The Beat (American band album)

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The Beat
The Beat LP.jpg
Studio album by The Beat
Released 1979
Recorded United Western Studios and Cherokee Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, USA
Genre Power pop
Length 31:16
Label Columbia
Producer Bruce Botnick
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Smash Hits 6/10[1]

The Beat was the debut album by American power pop band The Beat, released in 1979 on Columbia Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Collins except where noted.

  1. "Rock N Roll Girl" – 2:16
  2. "I Don't Fit In" – 2:46
  3. "Different Kind of Girl" – 3:23 - (Paul Collins, Steven Huff)
  4. "Don't Wait Up For Me" – 3:02
  5. "You Won't Be Happy" – 2:20
  6. "Walking Out On Love" – 1:44
  7. "Work-A-Day World" – 2:65
  8. "U.S.A." – 2:12 - (Paul Collins, Peter Case)
  9. "Let Me Into Your Life" – 2:35 - (Paul Collins, Eddie Money)
  10. "Working Too Hard" – 1:57
  11. "You and I" – 2:47
  12. "Look But Don't Touch" – 3:09


  • Paul Collins: Rhythm guitar and lead vocals
  • Steven Huff: Bass and second vocals
  • Larry Whitman: Lead guitar and third vocals
  • Michael Ruiz: Drums and all percussion

Additional personnel[edit]

Recorded at United Western Studios and Cherokee Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, June 1979
Mastered at A&M Studios

Liner notes give special thanks to the following people:
Eddie Money (without you we wouldn't be here now) and Jerry Pompili, all the people at CBS & B.G.P.,
Don Ellis, Ken Sasano, The Masque, all the boys at the Parking Lot, David Gales, Bill Graham and Marcy.


Information above was quoted directly from original LP liner notes.

  1. ^ Hepworth, David. "Paul Collins' Beat". Smash Hits (April 17–30, 1980): 30. 

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