Publication date: 17th June 2021
Extent: 288 pages
‘The heart and energy [Roger] displayed as The Beat’s perpetually in-motion, ageless MC and voice over decades is fully present in this conversational, positive and grateful memoir’ – Mojo
‘The chatty, unpretentious narrative also documents pop’s gleefully glamourous side’ – Q
‘A fitting document of a great British band’ – Record Collector
‘A charming snapshot of not only Roger’s life, but a bygone era of Britain and the music industry, I Just Can’t Stop It is a fine swansong’ – Classic Pop
By Ranking Roger, with Daniel Rachel
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.