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Stateside Madness podcast, episode 31: The Politics of Madness

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 31: The Politics of Madness

October 17, 2021

With November election season right around the corner in some locales, we thought we’d take a closer look at Madness songs with a more political slant. Join us as we examine the Madness musical catalog, from the band’s earliest days to their most recent single, “Bullingdon Boys,” and discuss the underlying sociopolitical meanings of some of their songs. Sometimes controversial, always interesting! 

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 30: “Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da”

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 30: “Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da”

October 2, 2021

For our thirtieth episode, Laurie & Poly do a deep dive into Madness’ tenth studio album, “Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da”. Join us as we listen to the album tracks and share our favorite and least favorite songs off this 2012 album.

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 29: The Louis Vause interview

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 29: The Louis Vause interview

September 18, 2021

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

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 28: The Prince

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 28: The Prince

September 4, 2021

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

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 27: The Mark Bedford episode

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 27: The Mark Bedford episode

August 22, 2021

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!

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 26: The Chris Foreman episode

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 26: The Chris Foreman episode

August 7, 2021

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.

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 25: Attack of the Killer B’s

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 25: Attack of the Killer B’s

July 24, 2021

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. 

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 24: “The Liberty of Norton Folgate” Part Two

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 24: “The Liberty of Norton Folgate” Part Two

July 10, 2021

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...

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 23: “The Liberty of Norton Folgate” Part One

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 23: “The Liberty of Norton Folgate” Part One

June 26, 2021

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.

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 22: Behind the Curtain with Steve Martin

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 22: Behind the Curtain with Steve Martin

June 12, 2021

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!

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