Dave Wakeling has had a storied career. The English Beat and General Public vocalist/guitarist wrote and sang some of the biggest hits of the '80s ska revival, and simultaneously fused dance music and politics without apology. His signature Vox teardrop guitar may reside (on loan) at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and he may live in Malibu, California, just up the coast from Mel Gibson, but he hasn't abandoned his skanking or activism — witness his involvement in Greenpeace, the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament, and Smile Train a charity that provides surgery for those with cleft... More >>>