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Friday lost and found: The Beat's 'Mirror in the Bathroom'



"Revolution begins at home; preferably in the bathroom mirror." - Bob Mould, Husker Du.

Each day, 80's Nation wakes up, stumbles to the bathroom and starts the day with a stare in the bathroom mirror. The everyday routine of self-examination provides the inspiration for The Beat's Mirror in the Bathroom.

The Beat (known in America as The English Beat) reached No. 4 in 1980 on the UK charts with their ska-flavored Mirror in the Bathroom. While it never charted in the U.S., the song has reached cult status and was resurrected back to life in 1997 when it was featured in John Cusack's Grosse Pointe Blank

The Beat still marches on and their current tour has them visiting the western part of the U.S. before heading home to England.


[Last modified: Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:06pm]


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