Wednesday, January 07, 2009

One Step Beyond

This 1979 cover of Prince Buster's "One Step Beyond" by Madness is a 2 Tone classic. It popped up unexpectedly on a compilation I was listening to yesterday. which reminded me of seeing the promo video air on Michael Nesmith's pre-MTV show, Pop Clips. The version above has an opening segment I've never seen before.

At age 12, I didn't quite know why the guys in Madness were line skanking out of a barbershop, but I knew I liked it. I still think this is one of the best music videos ever made and I bet it didn't even cost 10 grand to make.

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