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 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 with a playthrough of Level 42's Too Much Time, things got… funky.

See for yourself above.

These times of trouble seem to be bringing out the best from the greatest eighties pop bass funkateers following Duran Duran's John Taylor's recent videos guiding us through the low end of Planet Earth and Girls On Film.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

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 in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.