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The official podcast of the Madness American fan service, Stateside Madness, dedicated to the nutty sound of the British pop band Madness. We are the U.S. affiliate of MIS, the Madness Information Service. Check us out at statesidemadness.com, on Twitter (@StatesideMDNSS), and on Facebook (@StatesideMadness). Please note: The music clips included in this podcast fall under the "Fair Use Doctrine" as defined by Section 107 of the Copyright Act. The law allows for use of music clips for purposes of criticism, comment, and news reporting.

The official podcast of the Madness American fan service, Stateside Madness, dedicated to the nutty sound of the British pop band Madness. We are the U.S. affiliate of MIS, the Madness Information Service. Check us out at statesidemadness.com, on Twitter (@StatesideMDNSS), and on Facebook (@StatesideMadness). Please note: The music clips included in this podcast fall under the "Fair Use Doctrine" as defined by Section 107 of the Copyright Act. The law allows for use of music clips for purposes of criticism, comment, and news reporting.

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United States

Description:

The official podcast of the Madness American fan service, Stateside Madness, dedicated to the nutty sound of the British pop band Madness. We are the U.S. affiliate of MIS, the Madness Information Service. Check us out at statesidemadness.com, on Twitter (@StatesideMDNSS), and on Facebook (@StatesideMadness). Please note: The music clips included in this podcast fall under the "Fair Use Doctrine" as defined by Section 107 of the Copyright Act. The law allows for use of music clips for purposes of criticism, comment, and news reporting.

Language:

English


Episodes

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 29: The Louis Vause interview

9/18/2021
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...

Duration:01:10:02

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 28: The Prince

9/5/2021
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,...

Duration:00:59:55

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 28: The Prince

9/5/2021
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,...

Duration:01:02:05

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 27: The Mark Bedford episode

8/22/2021
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!

Duration:01:01:14

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 26: The Chris Foreman episode

8/7/2021
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.

Duration:01:04:02

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

7/25/2021
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.

Duration:01:18:39

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

7/10/2021
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...

Duration:00:58:49

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

6/26/2021
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.

Duration:01:25:19

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

6/12/2021
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!

Duration:01:16:42

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 21: The Fans Speak II

5/30/2021
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!

Duration:01:04:11

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 20: “The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1”

5/16/2021
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.

Duration:01:31:24

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 19: The Ian Dury episode

5/2/2021
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!

Duration:01:29:13

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 18: The Mike Barson episode

4/17/2021
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.

Duration:01:07:05

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 17: Madstock (1992)

4/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:58:39

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 16: The Hector Walker interview

3/20/2021
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.

Duration:01:28:49

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 15: The Chris Foreman interview

3/6/2021
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!

Duration:01:06:42

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 14: The Cathal Smyth episode

2/21/2021
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.

Duration:01:19:41

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 13: “Dance Craze”

2/7/2021
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!

Duration:01:31:55

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 12: “The Nick Woodgate Interview”

1/24/2021
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!

Duration:01:13:27

Stateside Madness podcast, episode 11: Suggs Part Two

1/10/2021
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!

Duration:01:10:59