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!
Mark King and Mike Lindup of Level 42 chatting with Pat Sharp just before their headline set in front of 10,000 people at Let’s Rock The Moor! 16th May 2015.