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.
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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