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  Topic: Marco On The Bass - Big Power FREE DOWNLOAD
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:36 pm   Subject: Marco On The Bass - Big Power FREE DOWNLOAD
Its been six years since I launched Marco On The Bass in April 2008 and here I am — 900+ posts and 1,000,000+ page views later — still chugging along, posting news, profiles. interviews, gig alerts an ...
  Topic: Rude Boy George- 80's New Wave Goes Ska!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:11 pm   Subject: Rude Boy George- 80's New Wave Goes Ska!
I'm excited to announce the release of the Rude Boy George 5-song EP "Take One." It features ska and reggae versions of 80's new wave classics by The Human League, INXS and The Romantics. It was produ ...
  Topic: Rude Boy George Play 2-Tone Ska Version of Fascination
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:45 pm   Subject: Rude Boy George Play 2-Tone Ska Version of Fascination
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Rude Boy George! RBG is a New York-based band featuring members of Bigger Thomas and The Toasters that perform ska, reggae and rocksteady versions of 80's new w ...
  Topic: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:42 pm   Subject: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Just out of interest, Marc... something a bit relevant to your project.

The Human League actually released Dare in Dub, as I recall, in 1982. Dave Wakeling was a guest Radio 1 DJ one Autumn evenin ...
  Topic: Roddy Radiation & Lynval Golding Unplugged!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:27 pm   Subject: Roddy Radiation & Lynval Golding Unplugged!
In a week in which The Specials played a series of triumphant shows around the northeastern U.S., a very lucky group of people who came out to the Electric Avenue show at Characters NYC in New York Ci ...
  Topic: Roddy & Lynval Kick Off US Tour In Style!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:49 pm   Subject: Roddy & Lynval Kick Off US Tour In Style!
Wonder what Lynval said " This man ....

...is my hero!
  Topic: Roddy & Lynval Kick Off US Tour In Style!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:58 pm   Subject: Roddy & Lynval Kick Off US Tour In Style!
Roddy kicked off the band's 2013 U.S. tour in style last night, with a solo gig at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago where he was backed by Lynval and members of The Crombies, a Chicago-based band featuring ...
  Topic: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:49 am   Subject: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Give a listen to the Rude Boy George version of Buck Fizz (UK)/The Romantics (US) classic "Talking In Your Sleep" recorded live during a band rehearsal a few nights ago on an iPhone! Listen to that se ...
  Topic: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:58 pm   Subject: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Cheers Phil! Glad you liked it. Here's one more for you. Its "Witness" from Cyndi Lauper's 1983 album "She's So Unusual."



We are back in the rehearsal studio next week to work on convertin ...
  Topic: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:53 pm   Subject: Introducing Rude Boy George!
Hello! Marco On The Bass checking in!

I wanted to introduce a new musical project -- Rude Boy George is a collective of NYC ska musicians who are creating ska, reggae & rocksteady versions o ...
  Topic: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Unveils 2-Tone Exhibit
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:19 pm   Subject: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Unveils 2-Tone Exhibit
While I'm positive its no competition for the 2Tone Cafe in Coventry, I'm happy that the rock gods who run the HOF have finally come to their senses and given 2-Tone and its bands their due. Perhaps ...
  Topic: The Talks Featuring Neville Staple!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:33 pm   Subject: The Talks Featuring Neville Staple!
The Talks new single "Can Stand The Rain" featuring Neville Staple, is an infectious piece of old school 60's Jamaican ska infused with a dark dash of 2-Tone political sensibility about the gloomy sta ...
  Topic: Rare BBC Doc Traces Musical Youth Journey Back To JA
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:49 pm   Subject: Rare BBC Doc Traces Musical Youth Journey Back To JA
A very rare BBC documentary tracing the musical roots of Musical Youth at the height of their short lived fame has just become available. Its quite well done and traces the band on a spiritual and mus ...
  Topic: Revisiting Ranking Roger's 1988 Solo Record
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:51 pm   Subject: Revisiting Ranking Roger's 1988 Solo Record
Nice read Marco Smile

I listened to this album again recently for the first time in years, the lyrics are still very Relevant and the music is quite catchy too. the track Mono Gone To Stereo was way ...
  Topic: Revisiting Ranking Roger's 1988 Solo Record
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:21 pm   Subject: Revisiting Ranking Roger's 1988 Solo Record
Nice piece again Marc Wink

Cheers Willo! I enjoyed writing this one a lot. Not a lot out there about it.
  Topic: Revisiting Ranking Roger's 1988 Solo Record
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:12 pm   Subject: Revisiting Ranking Roger's 1988 Solo Record
I think it is fair to say that Ranking Roger's 1988 solo record "Radical Departure" was his attempt to be a full out pop star. And to be honest, it had some of the ingredients that were necessary in ...
  Topic: Out-Of-Print Book Detailing Origins Of The Beat Now Online!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:00 pm   Subject: Out-Of-Print Book Detailing Origins Of The Beat Now Online!
Great blog as always Marco.

The Beat Twist and Crawl has been available online for a good few years.

A certain 2 Tone collectors site has had a link to it almost from day one. Smile



Thank ...
  Topic: Out-Of-Print Book Detailing Origins Of The Beat Now Online!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:37 pm   Subject: Out-Of-Print Book Detailing Origins Of The Beat Now Online!
The publication of "The Beat: Twist & Crawl" by Malu Halasa in 1981 may have just been another book about a new wave band to most music fans in the U.S., but it meant the world to me as an obsesse ...
  Topic: Ranking Roger & Ranking Jr. Team with Mr Anonymous!
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:44 pm   Subject: Ranking Roger & Ranking Jr. Team with Mr Anonymous!
It's a long way from the jam band environs of Boulder Colorado to Birmingham, England, but Mr. Anonymous (AKA Jeep MacNichol of 90's jam band The Samples) has made the physical and musical journey to ...
  Topic: Marco On The Bass Takes A Look Back At The Year In Ska 2011
Marco On The Bass

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:54 pm   Subject: Marco On The Bass Takes A Look Back At The Year In Ska 2011
Happy New Year! There was an unbelievable cornucopia of ska related music, news and developments in the past year. So in that time honored tradition of looking back at the year that was, here is my to ...
 
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