Mark plays with electrical tape or gaffa tape wound around his thumb. As someone already mentioned, this is because his thumb used to split.
I usually wear electrical tape (black, to match my bass!) mark king slaps with his thumb pointing directly up, whlie most people try to angle it up. that might be.
Electrical tape might not be front of mind in the wor. Mark King commented, “ For years now I have taped up my thumb with 3M electrical tape.
Mark King taped his thumb to control the dynamics of the inner strings Tony Levin's bass, and Gabriel suggested Levin tape drumsticks to his.
Level 42's Mark King talks back catalogues, good times and gaffer tape as the band It doesn't hurt but I have to use gaffer tape on my thumb.