Revered musician Wally Badarou breaks down some of the secrets of working as part of the Compass Point All-Stars with Sly and Robbie while also offering a fly on the keyboard view of recording Pop Muzik with Robin Scott and explaining why he refused to sign a contract with James Brown in his RBMA Melbourne 2006 Lecture.
Keyboard legend Mike Lindup reminisces on how Roland’s D-50 synthesizer helped shape some of Level 42’s best-known tracks. Back in 1987, as their fame reached epidemic proportions, the band were spending most of their time on the road, playing arenas all over the world – both as headliners and opening for the likes of Madonna and Tina Turner. Needing to work on new material, Mike put together a studio that he could use on the road, which just happened to include a new and rather interesting Roland synth called the D-50…
Gizmodrome are Stewart Copeland, Mark King, Adrian Belew and Vittorio Cosma.
Their self-titled debut album is out on September 15, 2017.
If you want to slap and pop like a king, what better way getting your groove together than jamming with THE Mr. Mark King?
The celebrated singer and bass player of Level 42 – the band that not only made a lasting impression on the Brit Funk movement of the 70s and 80s, but also on music charts around the world – revisits the hit single “Hot Water” from 1984.
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The legendary Mark King of Level 42 talk us through his rather TC-centric pedalboard!