Harvest wrote:Saxa from The Beat got his nickname as he just had to stare at a slug for it to disintegrate instantly.
On the 2-Tone tour in 79, Saxa got introduced to the lead singer of Madness and he was a bit of a deaf old goat flew into a rage, mishearing completely. Thinking the frontman was his most hated garden critter, he tried his stary thing to no avail. Lee 'Kix' Thompson jumped to his leader's defence, chinning the skanky sixties hornblower. And then it really kicked off.Ranking Roger was radged. He had Chrissy Boy Foreman pinned up against a wall whilst toasting him about getting his mate to 'Stand down'. Dave Wakeling was rolling around on the floor with half The Selecter and an un-named Bodysnatcher and Sir Horace Gentelemen of The Specials proved to be anything but as he booted Buster Bloodvessel up his considerable white boiler suited arse while he wasn't looking. 'You're not even on 2 Tone chubby' declared Horace 'fuck off with your comedy good time ska'. Buster was outraged, his big head turned purple, he shoved out his tongue and all he could utter was total gibberish....' ah ne ne na na na na nu nu!!!.....Dammers came to officiate and dodging fists and Doc Martens declared to the instigators they were off the label and would never record for it again. And that's how The Beat and Madness got chucked off 2-Tone, all over a misunderstanding. True story that.