General Public were a band formed by vocalists Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger, and which included former members of Dexys Midnight Runners, the Specials and the Clash. They are best remembered for their North American Top 40 hits "Tenderness" (1984) and "I'll Take You There" (1994). After the 1983 break-up of the Beat (known as the English Beat in North America), Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger decided to continue working together in a new venture.
Tenderness" is a song by General Public from their 1984 album All the Rage, produced by . The song's lyrics tell about a man who really needs tenderness to feel like a man. It was one of the band's first singles. The single cover of the extended versions has a sentence reading "words like conviction can turn into a sentence". It was used towards the end of the films Weird Science and Clueless, and is featured on the former's soundtrack and during class in Sixteen Candles (1984).
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General Public was formed by Wakeling and Ranking Roger, who were members of The English Beat, along with Mickey Billingham and Stoker from Dexys Midnight Runners and Horace Panter from The Specials. This started as an English Beat song, but never made it. Says Wakeling: "We tried to get rehearsals set, and it was one of the reasons that we knew that The Beat had really come to its end: where I was before, everything had gone very smoothly and magically without even trying. And on and on and on. And it was hard for us to get anything done. I think we managed two rehearsals, perhaps, for that third album. Wakeling talks about the lyrics, "Whistling in the graveyard": "It was a phrase of my father's when I would disagree with him and try to stand up to him as I was growing old. He'd be like, 'You're just whistling in the graveyard.