100% Ska Podcast S05E03 – Requiem for Madness: 2-Tone, 2-Clone, and a Step Beyond

This afternoon we come to terms with the fact Madness has finally cancelled their US Tour after postponing dates for almost two years due to the pandemic. We listen to some of the early output on the 2-Tone label (via original 45 singles!) and also dive into some of the 2-Tone inspired bands of the era and go “a step beyond” into some other inspired music and just straight up good tunes!

We also open the show with Rhoda Dakar’s brand new single, her version of Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”, available on her Bandcamp page as a digital or limited edition single.

Full Playlist:

Rhoda Dakar – The Man Who Sold the World

Madness – The Prince

The Specials – Gangsters

The Bodysnatchers – Ruder Than You

The English Beat – Ranking Full Stop

The Jamaican Survivors – Oochi Ska

The Ram Jam Band – Free Town (Part Two)

Mark Foggo and the Secret Meeting – New Shoes

The Employees – Pick It Up

Floyd Lloyd and the Potato 5 – Tear Up

The Rude Boys – Rudeboy Shuffle

Mr. Review – Rudeboy’s Rhapsody

The Offenders – 2-Tone Time

N-E-1 – So We Go

Moon Invaders – Pick Up the Pieces

The Dropsteppers – Darker Side of Grey

The Repeaters – Shake It Mr. Maitland

Second Step – Men In Suits (Demo)

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