History Music / Madness

24th Jul '17 11:13:56 AM Trueman001
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "House of Fun" is the only song about condoms (specifically, a boy who's just turned 16 trying to discreetly buy his first pack thereof) to reach the Top Ten. For added audacity, it did so during a visit to Britain by the Pope.
11th Mar '17 3:02:44 PM nombretomado
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* SpecialGuest: IanDury performed lead vocals on "Drip Fed Fred". Before that, they also recorded an alternative version of "Tomorrow's Just Another Day" (one of their own songs) with ElvisCostello, who was signed to the same label at the time. MichaelCaine also provided voice clips for the song "Michael Caine".

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* SpecialGuest: IanDury performed lead vocals on "Drip Fed Fred". Before that, they also recorded an alternative version of "Tomorrow's Just Another Day" (one of their own songs) with ElvisCostello, Music/ElvisCostello, who was signed to the same label at the time. MichaelCaine Creator/MichaelCaine also provided voice clips for the song "Michael Caine".
21st Feb '17 10:26:49 PM gewunomox
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Noted for their energetic and 'wacky' style of playing and performing (especially in their earlier music videos), which earned them the moniker of 'The Nutty Boys'. Their music mainly consists of ska and reggae mixed with [[Music/TheBeatles Beatlesesque]], [[TheKinks Kinksy]] pop. Their lyrics often featured humorous observations on growing up in London in a style influenced by IanDury. In 2009 they released the critically acclaimed album ''The Liberty of Norton Folgate'', their first new material in ten years which incorporates all of their main influences into something Suggs describes as 'progressive pop'.

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Noted for their energetic and 'wacky' style of playing and performing (especially in their earlier music videos), which earned them the moniker of 'The Nutty Boys'. Their music mainly consists of ska and reggae mixed with [[Music/TheBeatles Beatlesesque]], [[TheKinks [[Music/TheKinks Kinksy]] pop. Their lyrics often featured humorous observations on growing up in London in a style influenced by IanDury. In 2009 they released the critically acclaimed album ''The Liberty of Norton Folgate'', their first new material in ten years which incorporates all of their main influences into something Suggs describes as 'progressive pop'.
6th Jan '17 2:12:15 AM LondonKdS
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** According to WordOfGod, the character being addressed by the protagonist of "NW5" is a gangster, although the lyrics don't make it so clear.

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** According to WordOfGod, the character being addressed by the protagonist of "NW5" "[=NW5=]" is a gangster, although the lyrics don't make it so clear.
6th Jan '17 2:11:45 AM LondonKdS
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* LondonGangster: In "Drip Fed Fred" features guest vocalist IanDury playing one of these characters as he greets the "gentlemen and assassins, and ladies of the night" and boasts of his assassination of the eponymous Drip Fed Fred.

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* LondonGangster: LondonGangster:
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In "Drip Fed Fred" features guest vocalist IanDury playing one of these characters as he greets the "gentlemen and assassins, and ladies of the night" and boasts of his assassination of the eponymous Drip Fed Fred.Fred.
** According to WordOfGod, the character being addressed by the protagonist of "NW5" is a gangster, although the lyrics don't make it so clear.
22nd Aug '16 8:56:30 AM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: In the "House of Fun" video, band members dress up in drag as old women and look very like the "Pepperpot" characters from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.
29th Jul '16 4:19:30 PM LondonKdS
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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: "The Bed and Breakfast Man" is about the band's original drummer John Hasler and his shameless sofa-surfing habits.
17th Jul '16 3:10:20 AM Q4
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* SpecialEffectsFailure / StylisticSuck: Part of the charm of the video for "Night Boat to Cairo" is how badly done the ChromaKey is.
17th Jul '16 3:09:55 AM Q4
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* SpecialEffectsFailure / StylisticSuck: Part of the charm of the video for "Night Boat to Cairo" is how badly done the ChromaKey is.
8th Jul '16 8:25:40 AM LondonKdS
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* TrojanGauntlet: "House of Fun" is all about this.

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* TrojanGauntlet: "House of Fun" is all about this.a sixteen year old boy trying to buy condoms from a pharmacist, but having trouble communicating because of his fear of being overheard by local scolds.
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