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I Just Can't Stop It
I Just Can't Stop It

I Just Can't Stop It

My Life in the Beat


288 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781785589249

Rights: US & CA

Omnibus Press (Sep 2019)


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The first and only autobiography from the tragically deceased Ranking Roger, exploring The Beat's rise to stardom against the backdrop of Thatcher's grip on power and charting their musical and cultural importance

I Just Can't Stop It is the honest and compelling autobiography from British Music Legend, Ranking Roger. As the enigmatic frontman of the multicultural band The Beat, Ranking Roger represented the youthful and joyous sound of the post-punk 2 Tone movement. As well as his illustrious career with The Beat and its subsequent iterations, this absorbing book explores Roger's upbringing as a child of the Windrush generation, touring America and his outstanding collaborations with artists such as The Clash, The Police and The Specials.

Author Biography

Ranking Roger (1963 - 2019) was a British musician and vocalist of The Beat and General Public. Daniel Rachel wrote his first song when he was sixteen and was the lead singer in Rachel's Basement. He is the author of Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters, a Guardian Book of the Year, and Walls Come Tumbling Down, winner of the Penderyn Music Book prize in 2017.