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70 minutes | Sep 18, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 29: The Louis Vause interview
This week we sat down with pianist & composer Louis Vause to chat about his storied music career. Louis has recorded with Madness and has been a member of BUtterfield 8, Crunch!, and The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra. At various times he has collaborated with Madness band members Chris Foreman, Cathal Smyth, Lee Thompson, and Mark Bedford. Louis has some great stories to tell about these projects, as well as his time as a music teacher for the son of one of the Beatles. You won't want to miss this exclusive #StatesideMadness interview! Be sure to visit http://louisvause.co.uk and https://louisvause.bandcamp.com
62 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 28: The Prince
Few artists had a greater impact on Madness or the British 2-Tone ska scene than the legendary Prince Buster. On the five-year anniversary of his passing, we've assembled some special guests to speak about the influence of this Jamaican singer-songwriter. Join us and Chris Foreman of Madness, Louis Alphonso of Bad Manners, Steve Shafer of “The Duff Guide to Ska,” and the Son of the Prince, Sultan Ali, as we discuss the life and times of this legend of ska. “This may not be uptown Jamaica, but we promise you a treat!” Special thanks to this week's podcast guests: Louis Alphonso https://louisalphonso.bandcamp.com/ Sultan Ali https://www.thesultanofska.com/ Stephen Shafer https://duffguidetoska.blogspot.com and Chrissy Boy @CBoyForeman on Twitter
61 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 27: The Mark Bedford episode
This episode is dedicated to Madness bassist Mark “Bedders” Bedford. We’ll discuss songs which Mark has cowritten and listen to some of his other bass projects. Episode #27 marks our one-year podcast anniversary. Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how U.S. fans can win a free copy of “Our House: The Very Best of Madness.” Come celebrate one year of Madness with us!
64 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 26: The Chris Foreman episode
This week we profile Madness guitarist Chris “Chrissy Boy” Foreman. Chris chats with Poly about his upcoming birthday Aug. 8, and Laurie & Poly count down their favorite songs on which Chris has a writing credit. This episode also sees the return of “Don’t Quote Me On That,” featuring alternative facts about Chris Foreman.
79 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 25: Attack of the Killer B's
Join Laurie & Poly on the flip side as we dive deep into the B-sides of Madness' singles 1979-86. Long-time fans of the band will appreciate these 22 B-side tracks, most of which did not appear on album releases.
59 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 24: “The Liberty of Norton Folgate” Part Two
This week we continue our tour of “The Liberty of Norton Folgate,” discussing bonus tracks, the 3-disc (plus LP) box set, and of course the Julien Temple film, “The Liberty of Norton Folgate.” If you weren't able to catch our July 4 watch party of the Temple film, you can catch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dwNcwGo8gak With a little bit of this And a little bit of that A little bit of what you like does you no harm You know that...
85 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 23: “The Liberty of Norton Folgate” Part One
In 2009, Madness released their concept album, “The Liberty of Norton Folgate,” which to many fans became the band's magnum opus. In this first of two episodes, Laurie & Poly do a track-by-track deep dive into this most epic of albums. Be sure to listen to the end for info on an upcoming July 4 watch party of the Julien Temple documentary film, and don't forget to check out our companion article, The SSM Glossary of Norton Folgate.
77 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 22: Behind the Curtain with Steve Martin
This week, longtime Madness tour manager Steve Martin chats with Stateside Madness about what it's like touring with the band, "The Get Up!" live stream event, the upcoming American tour, and other tidbits that you won't hear anywhere else: Which band member was the driving creative force behind "The Get Up"? What do Lee and Mike like to eat after their shows? For all this and more, be sure to listen to Episode #22!
64 minutes | May 30, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 21: The Fans Speak II
What's it like being a Madness fan in the USA? Once again, we've invited four American Madness fans—both long-time fans and one more recent convert—to join us and share their fan experiences and their love of That Nutty Sound. They have some great memories and fun stories to tell. Join us for a memorable fan-driven episode!
91 minutes | May 16, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 20: “The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1”
In 2004, the seven members of Madness assumed alternate identities and became the Dangermen. The following year, they released an album of ska and reggae covers known as “The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1.” Join us this week as we do a deep dive into the album tracks and learn some of the history behind these iconic songs.
89 minutes | May 2, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 19: The Ian Dury episode
This week on the Stateside Madness podcast, Laurie & Poly discuss the late songwriter and performer Ian Dury. We'll examine Dury's life and the controversies surrounding his music, and we will explore how his music influenced seven young lads from Camden Town. This is a special episode that you won't want to miss, with Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll!
67 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 18: The Mike Barson episode
This episode is dedicated to Mike Barson: pianist, keyboardist, songwriter, and the driving force behind the band. Join Laurie & Poly as we discuss Monsieur Barso's career as a musician and songwriter and count down our favorite songs penned by Mr. B.
59 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 17: Madstock (1992)
An earthquake is erupting... in Finsbury Park! Join Laurie & Poly as we discuss this seminal moment in Madness history: Madstock, August 8 and 9, 1992. This episode includes background information about how this band reunion came about, and we will listen to some of the music recorded during the show.
89 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 16: The Hector Walker interview
Hector Walker, cousin of Madness lead singer Suggs, worked for the band from 1981-86. In this interview, he shares his fond memories of time spent touring with the band. What prop did a band member steal from a Holland TV studio? Which band member overslept and got left behind in a New York hotel? For the answers to these questions and more, be sure to give this episode a listen.
67 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 15: The Chris Foreman interview
Madness guitarist and songwriter Chris “Chrissy Boy” Foreman drops by the Stateside Madness studio to discuss the new American compilation album “Our House,” how “SHOWTIME!” came to be, what's next for the band, and his love for Van Halen. This #SSM exclusive interview is not to be missed!
80 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 14: The Cathal Smyth episode
Join us as we discuss the life and career of Madness singer, songwriter, and emcee Cathal Smyth, better known by his stage name, Chas Smash. We'll do a deep dive into his body of work and present our favorite Smyth-penned songs. Poly also presents his "alternative facts" about Mr. Smash.
92 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 13: “Dance Craze”
An episode inspired by the 1981 film Dance Craze, featuring Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Bodysnatchers, The English Beat, and Bad Manners. Poly digs deep (all the way back to 1492!) to give us the story behind the evolution of the 2 Tone ska movement, of which Madness was a part. Equal parts history and film critique, this episode is a must-listen for all Madness fans!
73 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 12: “The Nick Woodgate Interview”
This week we are honored to have a special guest: Nick Woodgate, brother of Madness drummer Dan "Woody" Woodgate. Join us as we chat with Nick about the early days of Madness, his songwriting efforts for the band, the "void", his musical influences, and his latest musical project, The Jojo Man Band. Be sure to check out The Jojo Man Band on Spotify and help support Nick's creative endeavors!
71 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 11: Suggs Part Two
The second of our two-part series on Madness lead singer Suggs. In this episode Laurie and Poly discuss Suggs' work outside of Madness: as a music producer, actor, writer, and TV host, and also as a solo musician. As a bonus, we have an unreleased solo track for your listening pleasure. Thanks for tuning in!
54 minutes | Dec 27, 2020
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 10: Suggs Part One
The first of two episodes dedicated to Madness' lead singer, Graham "Suggs" McPherson. Join Laurie and Poly as they count down their favorite Suggs-written songs, as well as presenting some "alternative facts" about Suggs.
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