Two-Tone and Chrysalis...

Once Chrysalis Records took over, "Gangsters" immediately rose to the British Top 10. 2Tone then released another single, called "The Prince," from a newly formed band called Madness. "The Prince" went to the Top 20, and Madness was signed to Stiff Records. The third release, this time by the Selecter, was called "On My Radio." The song deals, ironically, with the band's contempt for radio, and would quickly reach the Top 10 and be heard on practically every radio in England.

The Special A.K.A. came out with a second single, a cover of the Dandy Livingstone classic "A Message To You Rudy." This single included Rico Rodriguez on trombone, and the band changed their name to The Specials. A month later, 2Tone produced another single, this time from The Beat. The Beat was known in America as The English Beat. Their first release was a cover of Smoky Robinson & The Miracles' "Tears Of A Clown." Shortly after this release, the band formed their own label, called Go-Feet Records. Despite their initial success, the Beat disbanded after releasing only three albums. The members later formed General Public and Fine Young Cannibals.