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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.