An original 2-Tone
band, leaving the fold early on, after getting their own 2-Tone-like deal from Arista
on the strength of their ska
ified "Tears of a Clown"
. Their music became as diverse as The Specials
, from the seamless genre
-blend "Mirror in the Bathroom" to the straight reggae
of "Pato and Roger" to the exquisite pop of "Save It for Later". They split: Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger formed General Public; David Steele and Andy Cox formed Fine Young Cannibals
"Stand down Margaret..."
And she did.