Buster and the bunker 3

April 15, 2010

Your editorial attributes the opening words of Madness' 1979 hit One Step Beyond to Prince Buster. In one sense this is true, but it's worth pointing out that the phrase "Don't watch that, watch this" was borrowed by Madness from Prince Buster's The Scorcher, while Buster was also responsible for the 1960s Jamaican original of One Step Beyond. But if you are going to describe Lord Mandelson as "our very own prince", wouldn't Machiavelli provide a more appropriate cultural reference point?

Neil Foxlee, Associate lecturer in journalism, University of Central Lancashire.

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