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Is Mark King in a sailor hat doing a Level 42 bass playthrough the funkiest lockdown video yet?

If you're a bassist, Mark King (opens in new tab) needs no introduction. Indeed, anyone who appreciates the finer points of eighties pop will know his band, Level 42.

So when King appeared live from his home studio with his Status bass to launch the band's YouTube #stayathome playlist (opens in new tab) with a playthrough of Level 42's Too Much Time, things got… funky.

See for yourself above.

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Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.