In this very special episode, Laurie & Poly discuss fourteen American bands who have identified Madness as being an influence on their music. We will discuss American ska, ska-punk, and ska-core as well as top 40 pop bands. Don’t miss this episode!
Following the split of Madness in 1986, four band members reformed as a new unit called The Madness. Their self-titled 1988 album incorporated synths, a drum machine, and a brand-new sound, as well as guest appearances by several famous 2Tone musicians. Join us this week as we dive track-by-track into this lesser-known entry in Madness’ catalog, recently rereleased on 180g vinyl.
It’s Crunch! Week here at Stateside Madness, and Laurie & Poly are diving deep into this Madness spin-off group. Hop aboard this Magic Carpet ride & join us as we go track-by-track through the 1990 album “The Nutty Boys.”
The album so nice, we’re doing it twice! This week we’ll examine the bonus tracks included in the 2010 CD re-release of the album “Wonderful.” Lots of good stuff here that you won’t want to miss!
This week’s episode is an album deep dive into Madness’ 1999 studio album “Wonderful.” Available in the US only as an import, “Wonderful” was their first studio album since 1985’s “Mad Not Mad.” Join us as we examine the band’s comeback album, track by track.
Join us this week as Laurie & Poly dive deep into the 2016 Madness studio album “Can’t Touch Us Now.” As we listen track by track, we’ll meet various characters of questionable repute, including Mr. Apples, Herbert, and Pam the Hawk. Don’t miss this episode!
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we felt it an appropriate time to explore the love songs of Madness. Nothing more, nothing less; love is the best!
This week, Stateside Madness goes Hollywood! We discuss how Madness songs have been used in movies of every genre, from romance to action/crime drama. This episode includes the first-ever Herbert Awards for Best Use of a Madness Song in a Film. So, grab your popcorn and tune in. IT’S SHOWTIME!
This week, Laurie & Poly talk Madness music videos. We’ll discuss how the rise of MTV helped the band to break in the USA, and we’ll count down the top 10 Madness music videos as chosen by Stateside Madness listeners. Plus, we have some additional bonus content that was not a part of Saturday’s live video webcast: Poly & Laurie discuss their favorite Madness videos that weren’t included in the top ten, and Mr. Scurf (host of Mr. Scurf’s Koast Train) pays us a visit and talks about Lockdown Allstars.
Be sure to check out the Lockdown Allstars’ video: https://youtu.be/izsQYlq3MPI
VIVA! The Freedom Songs 4-CD set is available through the Specialized Project https://specializedproject.com/viva-the-freedom-songs/
“Christmas comes but once a year. It’s a time of love and cheer!” As 2021 comes to a close, we’d like to share some of our favorite holiday songs with you. So hang your stockings, pour an eggnog, and listen to the Stateside Madness 2021 Holiday Playlist. See you in the New Year!
0:03:38 Madness, “Inanity Over Christmas”
0:07:26 Suggs, “Sleigh Ride”
0:10:32 The Selecter, “Skank Til Christmas”
0:14:08 Squeeze, “Christmas Day”
0:17:59 The Toasters, “Winter Wonderland”
0:20:00 The Waitresses, “Christmas Wrapping”
0:25:12 Bad Manners, “Christmas Time (Again)”
0:28:08 The Pogues, “Fairytale of New York”
0:32:35 The Ramones, “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”
0:34:35 Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl, “Run Rudolph Run”
0:38:32 Ska Santas, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
0:43:06 Bad Religion, “White Christmas”
0:44:58 Mighty Mighty Bosstones, “This Time Of Year”
0:47:09 Caro Emerald, “You’re All I Want for Christmas (acoustic)”
0:49:58 The Holophonics, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
0:53:06 Mojo Nixon, “Christmas Christmas”
0:56:14 Slade, “Merry Xmas Everybody”
0:59:54 Madness, “Carols on 45”