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89 minutes | 5 days ago
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 | 19 days ago
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 | a month ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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 | 4 months ago
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 | 4 months ago
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.
73 minutes | 5 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 9: "Mad Not Mad"
NME magazine named it to their 100 Best Albums of All Time list. Lead singer Suggs called it "a polished turd." Few Madness albums elicit more divisive opinions than "Mad Not Mad." Laurie & Poly weigh in on this 1985 album release: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Be sure to listen to the end to learn how you can enter to win a copy of the 2013 YepRock reissue of "Absolutely" on 180g vinyl in honor of our ONE THOUSANDTH DOWNLOAD!
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 8: "The Fans Speak"
Join Laurie & Poly for a very special episode of Stateside Madness! We've invited five American Madness fans to share their stories and their love for the music. And they have some great stories to tell!
88 minutes | 6 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 7: "Keep Moving"
This week Laurie & Poly discuss the 1984 release "Keep Moving" on Geffen Records with special guest Donald, the Creative Director & Blog Editor of the Stateside Madness web site.
69 minutes | 6 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 6: "Madness" (1983 compilation album)
In this episode we explore the US-Only release "Madness." We'll listen to and discuss tracks on the album as well as the Clash's drug stash, John Wayne's pants, and the best Madness song to sing to your cat. You won't want to miss this episode!
71 minutes | 7 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 5: The Woody Woodgate episode
Welcome back to our fifth episode! This episode is dedicated to Madness drummer and all-around great guy Dan "Woody" Woodgate. Laurie and Poly will discuss Woody's career, including side projects and collaborations with his brother Nick Woodgate, and we count down our favorite songs which Woody has cowritten. Join us on this musical journey!
72 minutes | 7 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 4:The Lee Thompson episode
Join Laurie & Poly as we explore the life & career of Madness saxophonist and songwriter Lee Jay "Kix" Thompson. We will listen to some of his work with Madness, Crunch!, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, and other bands, and Laurie & Poly count down their favorite songs written or cowritten by Lee.
62 minutes | 8 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 3: “Absolutely”
This week, Laurie & Poly delve into Madness' sophomore (but not sophomoric!) album release, "Absolutely" (1980). So pull on your baggy trousers and join us as we listen to the album tracks and discuss the evolution of That Nutty Sound known as Madness.
84 minutes | 8 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 2: "One Step Beyond..."
In this episode we discuss Madness' 1979 debut album, "One Step Beyond..." Join Laurie & Poly as they discuss not only the singles but deep album tracks, the band's ska and Motown influences, and which iconic musician was himself inspired by a Madness song.
44 minutes | 8 months ago
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 1: "Work, Rest & Play"
Laurie & Poly do a deep dive into the four-track Madness EP "Work Rest & Play" from 1980. We discuss the history of the band and the EP tracks. Essential listening for fans of 80s pop music.
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