History Music / Madness

31st Dec '15 9:05:12 AM lakingsif
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* ForeverYoungSong: "Forever Young"
22nd Dec '15 6:02:43 AM Kitchen90
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-->''Hey you! Don't watch that, watch this! This is the heavy heavy monster sound, the nuttiest sound around! So if you've come in off the street, and you're beginning to feel the heat, well listen, buster, you'd better start to move your feet, to the rockingest, rocksteady beat of Madness!\\
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis ONE! STEP! BEYOND!]]''

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you! Don't watch that, watch this! This is the heavy heavy monster sound, the nuttiest sound around! So if you've come in off the street, and you're beginning to feel the heat, well listen, buster, you'd better start to move your feet, to the rockingest, rocksteady beat of Madness!\\
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis ONE! STEP! BEYOND!]]''
BEYOND!]]"''
9th Jan '15 5:55:14 AM Patachou
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* ''One Step Beyond...''
* ''Absolutely''
* ''7''
* ''The Rise and Fall''
** ''Madness'', a compilation album released in the United States instead of ''The Rise and Fall''.
* ''Keep Moving''
* ''Mad Not Mad''
* ''Wonderful''
* ''The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1''
* ''The Liberty of Norton Folgate''
* ''Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da''

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* ''One Step Beyond...''
''Music/OneStepBeyond...'' (1979)
* ''Absolutely''
''Music/{{Absolutely}}'' (1980)
* ''7''
''7'' (1981)
* ''The Rise and Fall''
''Music/TheRiseAndFall'' (1982)
** ''Madness'', a compilation album released in the United States instead of ''The Rise and Fall''.
Fall''.
* ''Keep Moving''
Moving'' (1984)
* ''Mad Not Mad''
Mad'' (1985)
* ''Wonderful''
''Wonderful'' (1999)
* ''The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1''
1'' (2005)
* ''The Liberty of Norton Folgate''
Folgate'' (2009)
* ''Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da''
Da'' (2012)



-->I'm as honest as the day is long,\\
The longer the daylight, the less I do wrong.

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-->I'm --> ''I'm as honest as the day is long,\\
The longer the daylight, the less I do wrong.wrong''.



** ''The Rise and Fall'' was intended to feature songs about different aspects of the various band members childhoods. It didn't quite work out and only about three or four songs really fit the concept.

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** ''The Rise and Fall'' ''Music/TheRiseAndFall'' was intended to feature songs about different aspects of the various band members childhoods. It didn't quite work out and only about three or four songs really fit the concept.
2nd Oct '14 10:19:22 AM coinneach
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* FascinatingEyebrow: Suggs. Count the number of times he waggles his eyebrows in any given video.
29th Jul '14 4:20:35 PM Exxolon
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* TrojanGauntlet: "House of Fun" is all about this.
24th Jul '14 10:14:06 AM captainmarkle
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** "Embarrassment" is a TakeThat against Lee Thompson's ''own family'' for [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4465666.stm rejecting his sister when she got pregnant by a black man]].

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** "Embarrassment" is a TakeThat against Lee Thompson's ''own family'' for [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4465666.stm rejecting his sister when she got pregnant by a black man]].man]] [[note]]once the baby was born, tensions eased over very quickly[[/note]].
** "Ghost Train" targets the system of apartheid in South Africa, although if you saw the video the message would be harder to spot- not downright impossible, but harder.
15th Jun '14 5:41:53 AM Exxolon
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* SequelSong: "Close Escape" is a sequel to "In The Middle Of The Night" in which the PantyThief protagnist becomes an [[HarassingPhoneCall obscene phone caller]] instead. Even though the two songs are the work of different writing teams.

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* SequelSong: "Close Escape" is a sequel to "In The Middle Of The Night" in which the PantyThief protagnist becomes an [[HarassingPhoneCall obscene phone caller]] instead. Even though the two songs are the work of different writing teams. teams.
* SocietyMarchesOn: When "House of Fun" was released (1982), buying condoms was as described a rather nerve-wracking experience for a young man, being only generally available from behind the counter at the local chemist or from barbers ("Something for the weekend sir?"). The advent of HIV and AIDS shortly afterwards rapidly caused a change in social attitudes, de-mystifying and de-stigmatising condoms making them something you could pick up with your weekly supermarket shop with no more drama than buying a packet of crisps.
7th Jun '14 10:09:19 PM mlsmithca
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* TwoTone: They were one of the bands that defined the sound, though they released only one single on the label itself.



* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted. Woody is notorious for ''falling asleep'' when not otherwise required.
** Sloths are animals too, right?

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted. Woody is notorious for ''falling asleep'' when not otherwise required.
** Sloths
required. Then again, sloths are animals too, right?



-->''I'm as honest as the day is long,\\
The longer the daylight, the less I do wrong.''

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-->''I'm -->I'm as honest as the day is long,\\
The longer the daylight, the less I do wrong.''



* CareerResurrection: Twice. First in the early nineties when they got back together to perform the first Madstock concert, had a number one greatest hits album and re-charted several of their older songs. Second was in 2009 when they released ''The Liberty Of Norton Folgate'', which demonstrated that they were still a creative force and not just another oldies act.



* ConceptAlbum: ''The Liberty of Norton Folgate'' consists of songs about London (although Suggs points out that this is what a lot of their songs were about in the introduction to the album).

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* ConceptAlbum: ConceptAlbum:
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''The Liberty of Norton Folgate'' consists of songs about London (although Suggs points out that this is what a lot of their songs were about in the introduction to the album).



* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Sung from a female perspective, the Tracy Ullman cover of "My Girl" changes the title and lyric to "My Guy".



* CreatorBacklash: Most notably the 1986 album ''Mad Not Mad'', which was made after Mike Barson left the group. Suggs famously described this one as "a polished turd".



* GreatestHitsAlbum: They have four main ones: ''Complete Madness'', ''Utter Madness'', ''Divine Madness'' and ''Total Madness''. Being primarily known as a singles band, ''Complete'' and ''Divine'' are their only number one albums so far. The most recent notably excludes the less well-known singles the band recorded after leaving Stiff Records.

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: GreatestHitsAlbum:
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They have four main ones: ''Complete Madness'', ''Utter Madness'', ''Divine Madness'' and ''Total Madness''. Being primarily known as a singles band, ''Complete'' and ''Divine'' are their only number one albums so far. The most recent notably excludes the less well-known singles the band recorded after leaving Stiff Records.



* LighterAndSofter: Compared to most of what {{Music/The Specials}} did.

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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to most of what {{Music/The Specials}} Music/TheSpecials did.



* LongRunnerLineUp

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* LongRunnerLineUpLongRunnerLineUp: The core septet of Mike Barson on keyboards, Graham [=McPherson=] on vocals, Chris Foreman on guitar, Mark Bedford on bass, Daniel Woodgate on drums, Lee Thompson on saxophone, and Chas Smash on trumpet has lasted from 1978-84, and, apart from a year off for Foreman and a total of about four years off for Bedford, from 1992 onwards.



* TheManBehindTheMan: Pianist Mike Barson was musical director in all but name from the group's early days. He and Lee Thompson also wrote most of the songs before the rest of the group started to become more involved in the songwriting process.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: TheManBehindTheMan:
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Pianist Mike Barson was musical director in all but name from the group's early days. He and Lee Thompson also wrote most of the songs before the rest of the group started to become more involved in the songwriting process.



* NoExportForYou: "Driving In My Car" remained unreleased in the USA for many years, probably because of all the British geographical references.



* OneHitWonder: In the United States, their only big hit was "Our House" and its the song that they are most remember for there, despite having one other Top 40 single ("It Must Be Love"). In the United Kingdom, they were one of the most successful artists of the whole 1980's.



* RecordProducer: the prolific production duo of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley originally came together to work on ''One Step Beyond''. They also produced all of Madness' subsequent albums apart from ''The Dangermen Sessions''.

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* RecordProducer: the RecordProducer:
** The
prolific production duo of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley originally came together to work on ''One Step Beyond''. They also produced all of Madness' subsequent albums apart from ''The Dangermen Sessions''.



* StageNames: Suggs ([=McPherson=]), Smash (Smyth), Monsieur Barso (Barson), El Thommo (Thompson), Chrissy Boy (Foreman), Bedders (Bedford) and Woody (Woodgate).

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* StageNames: All seven band members have one: Suggs ([=McPherson=]), Smash (Smyth), Monsieur Barso (Barson), El Thommo (Thompson), Chrissy Boy (Foreman), Bedders (Bedford) (Bedford), and Woody (Woodgate).



* TakeThat: Against the press who had painted them as supporting racism (due to poor research) in "Don't Quote Me On That".

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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Against the press who had painted them as supporting racism (due to poor research) in "Don't Quote Me On That".



* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Sung from a female perspective, the Tracy Ullman cover of "My Girl" changes the title and lyric to "My Guy".



* TwoTone: They were one of the bands that defined the sound, though they released only one single on the label itself.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ever wonder why Madness was the only band to perform on ''TheYoungOnes'' twice? The band had been offered a deal for their own sitcom, and the BBC was trying to see how well viewers responded to the band. It is unknown if the deal was rescinded or the band declined, because no sitcom came to fruition.
* WordOfGod: "Michael Caine" is supposedly about an IRA informer during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles. Good luck working that out from the lyrics.
* XMeetsY: Characterised disparagingly by ''The Rolling Stone'' as "''TheBluesBrothers with British accents.''" The magazine was generally scathing towards the ska revival.
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* TwoTone: They were one of the bands that defined the sound, though they released only one single on the label itself.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ever wonder why Madness was the only band to perform on ''TheYoungOnes'' twice? The band had been offered a deal for their own sitcom, and the BBC was trying to see how well viewers responded to the band. It is unknown if the deal was rescinded or the band declined, because no sitcom came to fruition.
* WordOfGod: "Michael Caine" is supposedly about an IRA informer during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles. Good luck working that out from the lyrics.
* XMeetsY: Characterised disparagingly by ''The Rolling Stone'' as "''TheBluesBrothers with British accents.''" The magazine was generally scathing towards the ska revival.
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15th Apr '14 8:10:27 AM LongLiveHumour
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* WordOfGod: "Michael Caine" is supposedly about an IRA informer during TheTroubles. Good luck working that out from the lyrics.

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* WordOfGod: "Michael Caine" is supposedly about an IRA informer during TheTroubles.UsefulNotes/TheTroubles. Good luck working that out from the lyrics.
14th Feb '14 5:36:51 AM LondonKdS
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "Shadow Of Fear" (what appears to be religious paranoia), "Primrose Hill" (probably about severe agoraphobia).
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