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Bass Genius

This album has gathered dust in my LP collection for 20 years. I haven't played it for several years so having just found it on iTunes I have been taken back to how great Level 42 and Mark King were in their hayday. The 1st track was recorded in one take - all 18 minutes! It contains the fastest bass guitar rif I have ever heard (16mins into the track for the geeks amongst you). Whilst "42" lost their way in the late eighties and nineties, I would highly recommend this and previous albums ("Early Tapes", "Level 42") as the definative jazz funk music of its time... enjoy!

Mark King influences

Probably the best bass player on the planet. Love the writing and the creativity. Seeing him at Ronnie Scotts in March, cant wait. T


Born: 20 October 1958 in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

The longtime frontman for the British funk-pop group Level 42, Mark King was born in Cowes, England, on October 20, 1958. A onetime drummer, upon co-founding Level 42 in 1980 he moved to the bass, honing a distinctive thumb-slapping technique which became an integral element of the group's sound. From their self-titled 1981 debut onward the quartet enjoyed considerable success at home, and in 1984 King took time out to record his debut solo album, Influences. After Level 42's international popularity...
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