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Stateside Madness podcast, episode 55: Roddy Radiation interview

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 55: Roddy Radiation interview

September 17, 2022

This week, Poly sits down with Roddy Radiation, legendary guitarist & songwriter for The Specials, The Tearjerkers, and The Bonediggers. Be sure to listen as Roddy recalls his storied career within the 2Tone ska movement. 

Songs included in this episode:

  1. “Wake Up” - The Coventry Automatics
  2. “Little B***h” - The Coventry Automatics
  3. “Concrete Jungle” - The Specials
  4. “Rat Race” - The Specials
  5. “Braggin’ and Tryin’ Not to Lie” - Roddy Radiation & The Specials
  6. “Western Song” - Roddy Radiation & The Tearjerkers
  7. “Sammy Dead” - Desmond Dekker and The Specials
  8. “Johnny Too Bad” - The Specials MK2
Stateside Madness podcast, episode 54: New Music Showcase

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 54: New Music Showcase

September 3, 2022

This week we interview members of two up-and-coming New York-based bands that we think Madness fans will love. First, we chat with Ratas En Zelo, a Latina punk band—with accordion! Then, we are joined by Stop the Presses, a ska reggae band. We are really excited about these two bands, and we think you will be, too.

Songs included in this episode:

  1. “Vete, vete” - Ratas En Zelo
  2. “Despertar” - Ratas En Zelo
  3. “Mi país es mi planeta” - Ratas En Zelo
  4. “Revolution” - Ratas En Zelo
  5. “Wasted Youth” - Stop the Presses
  6. “Hold You” - Stop the Presses
  7. “Dead Mans Party” - Stop the Presses
  8. “Ride or Die” - Stop the Presses

All songs have been reproduced with the kind permission of the owners.

 

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 53: Top Ten Madness Moments

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 53: Top Ten Madness Moments

August 20, 2022

In this special second anniversary episode of Stateside Madness, we will count down the top ten Madness moments chosen by you, the fans! That’s right: we asked, you answered, and now we are going to revisit the fans’ favorite moments in Madness band history. We’ll also share a few anecdotes of fans from Twitter and Facebook. So, pull on your Doctor Martens and get ready for the Top Ten Madness Moments!

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 52: Poly’s Summer Playlist

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 52: Poly’s Summer Playlist

August 6, 2022

This week, we take a little break from our usual content as Poly shares with us his Summer Mix Tape. Poly has curated a good mix of classic punk, rock, and alternative music for summer listening (and of course there is Madness in the mix, too). So, pull on your board shorts, grab your Sony Walkman, and pop in Poly’s Summer Mix Tape!

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 51: Blackbird: Amy Winehouse

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 51: Blackbird: Amy Winehouse

July 23, 2022

This week we shift our focus to Camden Town’s other music legend, Amy Winehouse. On this, the eleventh anniversary of her passing, Laurie & Poly do a deep dive into the career of this legendary songstress who was taken from us far too soon. 

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 50: “The Rise and Fall”

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 50: “The Rise and Fall”

July 9, 2022

Time for another album deep dive, Stateside Madness fans! Join us on this musical journey back in time to the year 1982: Thatcher was in power in the UK, John Hinckley’s trial for the attempted assassination of the President Reagan began, E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial was a smash at the box office, and Madness released a single that would propel them to worldwide fame. That's right, fans: this week, Laurie & Poly take us through the 1982 (non-USA) album release, “Madness Presents: The Rise and Fall.” 

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 49: Dave Robinson interview

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 49: Dave Robinson interview

June 25, 2022

This week, Stiff Records’ cofounder Dave Robinson drops by to chat with Laurie & Poly! Robbo talks about discovering and signing Madness, making the bands’ iconic videos, a few other Stiff acts... and the one band he regrets not signing. This is a Stateside Madness exclusive interview that you won’t want to miss!

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 48: The Fans Speak III

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 48: The Fans Speak III

June 11, 2022

Late May and early June 2022 were the dates American fans had been expecting to finally see the band. Unfortunately, the U.S. tour was canceled, leaving Poly stuck with plane tickets. So, making the best of it, he decided to fly out to California anyway & host a meetup for Madness fans. This episode is the result of his trip. We interview two “super fans,” Bone and Al, who shared with us their experiences as Madness fans on the wrong side of the Atlantic. Both gentlemen share their stories of encounters with the band, and then we invited our guests to count down their Top 5 Madness songs. Please enjoy this third fan engagement episode, “The Fans Speak III!”

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 47: Death of Guitar Pop

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 47: Death of Guitar Pop

May 28, 2022

This week we sit down with Silky, who is one-half of the up-and-coming British ska duo Death of Guitar Pop. Madness and Suggs have been hugely influential on this band’s sound, which will become evident when you listen to the music this week. Silky drops by to chat about music, Madness, and the D.I.Y. scene for indy musicians. So, sit back, listen, and enjoy the Death of Guitar Pop!

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 46: On the Town with Rhoda Dakar

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 46: On the Town with Rhoda Dakar

May 13, 2022

This week, we are joined by special guest Rhoda Dakar! Perhaps best known to Madness fans for the duet “On the Town” with Suggs, Rhoda started her musical career as lead singer of the legendary all-female band The Bodysnatchers. She has leant her unmistakable voice to songs by fellow 2-Tone artists The Specials and Special AKA, as well as numerous solo releases. Rhoda drops by Stateside Madness HQ to chat about the early 2 Tone days, her love for Madness, her ska/reggae/world music radio program, recent singles, and her upcoming album release. This interview is a Stateside Madness exclusive!

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