Hi guys, I'm a new contributer from England. In the early to mid eighties I was in a Level 42 tribute band called "Living it up". I played (to my honour) the Mark King role in the band I was a pretty handy slap bassist in those days, I'm a little rusty nowadays. Although Mark King doesn't enjoy the adulation he once (quite rightly) enjoyed I still think of him as a substantial influence in the bass realm. I had a disagreement with my teenage son about the qualities of Level 42 and he said it was boring music with no relevance to today. I had to strongly disagree. As bass players and (I'm assuming) probably younger bass players than me does the work of Mark King/Level 42 still have significance today? B.