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* SpellingSong: Inverted for "E.R.N.I.E." as the ''title'' spells the word out [note]It's the [[FunWithAcronyms acronym used]] for the random number generator that picked the winners for the premium bonds: Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment[/note] but the song itself does not.

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* SpellingSong: Inverted for "E.R.N.I.E." as the ''title'' spells the word out [note]It's [[note]]It's the [[FunWithAcronyms acronym used]] for the random number generator that picked the winners for the premium bonds: Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment[/note] Equipment[[/note]] but the song itself does not.


* SpellingSong: "E.R.N.I.E."

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* SpellingSong: Inverted for "E.R.N.I.E."" as the ''title'' spells the word out [note]It's the [[FunWithAcronyms acronym used]] for the random number generator that picked the winners for the premium bonds: Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment[/note] but the song itself does not.


''Absolutely'' is the second album by British {{Ska}} band Music/{{Madness}}, released in 1980. Less beloved than ''Music/OneStepBeyond'' (1979) and ''Music/TheRiseAndFall'' (1984) it is best known for the hits "Baggy Trousers", "Embarrassment" and "The Return Of The Los Palmas".

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''Absolutely'' is the second album by British {{Ska}} band Music/{{Madness}}, released in 1980. Less beloved than ''Music/OneStepBeyond'' (1979) and ''Music/TheRiseAndFall'' (1984) it is best known for the hits "Baggy Trousers", "Embarrassment" and "The Return Of The Los Palmas".Palmas 7".


'''Absolutely''' is the second album by British {{Ska}} band Music/{{Madness}}, released in 1980. Less beloved than ''Music/OneStepBeyond'' (1979) and ''Music/TheRiseAndFall'' (1984) it is best known for the hits "Baggy Trousers", "Embarrassment" and "The Return Of The Los Palmas".

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'''Absolutely''' ''Absolutely'' is the second album by British {{Ska}} band Music/{{Madness}}, released in 1980. Less beloved than ''Music/OneStepBeyond'' (1979) and ''Music/TheRiseAndFall'' (1984) it is best known for the hits "Baggy Trousers", "Embarrassment" and "The Return Of The Los Palmas".


** The music video of "The Return Of The Los Palmas 7" shows footage from ''Film/ANewHope'', tennis player Björn Borg, Creator/MorecambeAndWise, UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson, a poster of the film ''Law And Order'' with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily, Creator/CharlieChaplin, footballer Bobby Moore, Garry Sobers and Ray Illingworth, Creator/MickJagger, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, footballer Frank [=McLintock=], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno, French president Georges Pompidou, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath, Jeremy Thorpe, UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Le Duc Tho, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan, Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/JaneFonda, Haile Selassie, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. The title of the song itself is a parody of the 1980 CultClassic ''Film/ReturnOfTheSecaucusSeven''.
*** Footage from the music video for "The Return Of The Los Palmas" was also featured in the music video of Music/BobMarley's "One Love", which also has guest appearances by Madness band members Suggs and Chas Smash.

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** The music video of "The Return Of The of the Los Palmas 7" shows footage from ''Film/ANewHope'', tennis player Björn Borg, Creator/MorecambeAndWise, UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson, a poster of the film ''Law And Order'' with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily, Creator/CharlieChaplin, footballer Bobby Moore, Garry Sobers and Ray Illingworth, Creator/MickJagger, Music/MickJagger, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, footballer Frank [=McLintock=], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno, French president Georges Pompidou, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath, Jeremy Thorpe, UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Le Duc Tho, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan, Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/JaneFonda, Haile Selassie, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. The title of the song itself is a parody of the 1980 CultClassic ''Film/ReturnOfTheSecaucusSeven''. \n*** Footage from the music video for "The Return Of The Los Palmas" in turn was also featured in the music video of Music/BobMarley's "One Love", which also has guest appearances by Madness band members Suggs and Chas Smash.



* TakeThat:
** "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 lover]] [[note]]once the baby was born, tensions eased over very quickly[[/note]].
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "Shadow Of Fear" (what appears to be religious paranoia), "Primrose Hill" (probably about severe agoraphobia).

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* TakeThat:
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TakeThat: "Embarrassment" is a TakeThat one 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 lover]] lover]]. [[note]]once the baby was born, tensions eased over very quickly[[/note]].
quickly[[/note]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "Shadow Of of Fear" (what appears to be religious paranoia), "Primrose Hill" (probably about severe agoraphobia).


** The music video of "The Return Of The Los Palmas 7" shows footage from ''Film/ANewHope'', tennis player Björn Borg, Creator/MorecambeAndWise, UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson, a poster of the film ''Law And Order'' with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily, Creator/CharlieChaplin, footballer Bobby Moore, Garry Sobers and Ray Illingworth, Creator/MickJagger, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, footballer Frank [=McLintock=], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno, French president Georges Pompidou, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath, Jeremy Thorpe, UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Le Duc Tho, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan, Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/JaneFonda, Haile Selassie, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. The title of the song itself is a parody of the 1980 CultClassic ''Film/ReturnOfTheSecaucusSeven''.

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** The music video of "The Return Of The Los Palmas 7" shows footage from ''Film/ANewHope'', tennis player Björn Borg, Creator/MorecambeAndWise, UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson, a poster of the film ''Law And Order'' with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily, UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily, Creator/CharlieChaplin, footballer Bobby Moore, Garry Sobers and Ray Illingworth, Creator/MickJagger, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, footballer Frank [=McLintock=], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno, French president Georges Pompidou, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath, Jeremy Thorpe, UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Le Duc Tho, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan, Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/JaneFonda, Haile Selassie, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. The title of the song itself is a parody of the 1980 CultClassic ''Film/ReturnOfTheSecaucusSeven''.


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** The music video of "The Return Of The Los Palmas" shows footage from ''Film/StarWars'', tennis player Björn Borg, Creator/MorecambeAndWise, UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson, a poster of the film ''Law And Order'' with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily, Creator/CharlieChaplin, footballer Bobby Moore, Garry Sobers and Ray Illingworth, Creator/MickJagger, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, footballer Frank [=McLintock=], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno, French president Georges Pompidou, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath, Jeremy Thorpe, UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Le Duc Tho, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan, Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/JaneFonda, Haile Selassie, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. The title of the song itself is a parody of the 1980 CultClassic ''Film/ReturnOfTheSecaucusSeven''.

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** The music video of "The Return Of The Los Palmas" Palmas 7" shows footage from ''Film/StarWars'', ''Film/ANewHope'', tennis player Björn Borg, Creator/MorecambeAndWise, UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson, a poster of the film ''Law And Order'' with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily, Creator/CharlieChaplin, footballer Bobby Moore, Garry Sobers and Ray Illingworth, Creator/MickJagger, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, footballer Frank [=McLintock=], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno, French president Georges Pompidou, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath, Jeremy Thorpe, UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Le Duc Tho, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan, Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/JaneFonda, Haile Selassie, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. The title of the song itself is a parody of the 1980 CultClassic ''Film/ReturnOfTheSecaucusSeven''.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: "Baggy Trousers" is sang with an accent that ommits certain letters from words.

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'''Absolutely''' is the second album by British {{Ska}} band Music/{{Madness}}, released in 1980. Less beloved than ''Music/OneStepBeyond'' (1979) and ''Music/TheRiseAndFall'' (1984) it is best known for the hits "Baggy Trousers", "Embarrassment" and "The Return Of The Los Palmas".

'''Tracklist'''
# "Baggy Trousers" (2:45)
# "Embarrassment" (3:13)
# "E.R.N.I.E." (2:45)
# "Close Escape" (3:29)
# "Not Home Today" (2:30)
# "On The Beat Pete" (3:05)
# "Solid Gone" (2:22)
# "Take It Or Leave It" (3:26)
# "Shadow Of Fear" (1:58)
# "Disappear" (2:58)
# "Overdone" (3:45)
# "In the Rain" (2:42)
# "You Said" (2:35)
# "The Return Of The Los Palmas 7" (2:01)

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* AnswerSong: Lead singer Suggs has claimed that the band's hit song "Baggy Trousers" from ''Music/{{Absolutely}}'' (which is about fond memories of school) was a response to "Another Brick In the Wall" from ''Music/TheWall'' by Music/PinkFloyd.
** Especially sarcastic, since the Pink Floyd song is about kids being indoctrinated as conformist drones, while the Madness song's "fond memories" of school are all about pranking, fighting and vandalism.
* AntiPoliceSong: Unexpectedly reversed in "On the Beat, Pete" from ''Music/{{Absolutely}}'' by Music/{{Madness}}, which is a song from the point of view of a kindly OldFashionedCopper who helps the disabled and lost tourists, banters with criminals, and is compassionate to tramps and prostitutes.
* FaceOnTheCover: The band members posing near the UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground.
* TheGoodOldBritishComp: Subject of "Baggy Trousers", and the song is often used as a stock piece to indicate 'nostalgia for schooldays' in British media.
* HarassingPhoneCall: "Close Escape" from ''Music/{{Absolutely}}'' is a black comedy number from the [=PoV=] of an obscene phone caller.
* IBelieveICanFly: The music video of "Baggy Trousers" has their saxophonist Lee Thompson starting to float in the air, out of nowhere. The effect was done with wires hanging from a crane.
* LongPants: "Baggy Trousers". One band member also shows them off on the album cover.
* NostalgiaFilter: "Baggy Trousers" is a nostalgic song about the days of youth, especially in British schools.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: "Baggy Trousers" is sang with an accent that ommits certain letters from words.
* OneWordTitle: "Disappear", "Overdone".
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The album title was inspired by a VerbalTic of their tour manager and sound man Tony Duffield. "Embarrassment" was inspired by the shame Lee Thompson felt when his family was outraged when his sister got pregnant by her black lover. Once the baby was born the tensions disappeared and they were accepted.
* RhymesOnADime: "On The Beat, Pete".
* ShoutOut:
** In ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Boring" Vyvvyan says: "Madness! It's an embarrassment", referencing the song "Embarrassment".
** The music video of "The Return Of The Los Palmas" shows footage from ''Film/StarWars'', tennis player Björn Borg, Creator/MorecambeAndWise, UsefulNotes/HaroldWilson, a poster of the film ''Law And Order'' with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily, Creator/CharlieChaplin, footballer Bobby Moore, Garry Sobers and Ray Illingworth, Creator/MickJagger, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, footballer Frank [=McLintock=], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno, French president Georges Pompidou, UsefulNotes/EdwardHeath, Jeremy Thorpe, UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger and Le Duc Tho, UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and UsefulNotes/JamesCallaghan, Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/JaneFonda, Haile Selassie, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. The title of the song itself is a parody of the 1980 CultClassic ''Film/ReturnOfTheSecaucusSeven''.
*** Footage from the music video for "The Return Of The Los Palmas" was also featured in the music video of Music/BobMarley's "One Love", which also has guest appearances by Madness band members Suggs and Chas Smash.
* SpellingSong: "E.R.N.I.E."
* TakeThat:
** "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 lover]] [[note]]once the baby was born, tensions eased over very quickly[[/note]].
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "Shadow Of Fear" (what appears to be religious paranoia), "Primrose Hill" (probably about severe agoraphobia).
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