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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!