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) Don’t forget to follow DJ Ryan Midnight and the 100% Ska Podcast on Facebook and get your weekly dose of a DJ trying to emulate your favorite old college radio ska show by subscribing to the podcast if you haven’t already!

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DJ Ryan Midnight hosts the weekly all-vinyl podcast 100% Ska, playing a selection of cuts across the genre's spectrum and history. You'll hear an emphasis on current ska bands carrying the checkered banner including plenty of new releases, along with 2-Tone era and 3rd Wave classics and rarities, original Jamaican 60s and everything in between. Some episodes will feature interviews with bands, with the rare episode segueing into Ryan's non-ska guilty pleasures. When not hosting the podcast, Ryan Midnight can be found livestreaming ska sets, spinning locally in NYC, supporting live musicians, and producing the Subway to Skaville series.