May Madness Continues At Terrapin Crossroads
... Luther Dickinson John Kadlecik Joe Russo Jeff Chimenti Set 1 Dear Mr Fantasy (JK) Sittin On Top Of The World (LD) Loose Lucy (JK) King Bee (LD) Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (PL) Built To Last (JK,PL) Casey Jones (JK,PL) Set 2 Shakedown St (JK, PL)Let It Ride (PL) New Speedway Boogie (JK) Wharf Rat (JK) Do Your Thing (LD) Viola Lee Blues V1 (PL,JK) Caution Dont Stop On The Tracks (LD) Space Jam Viola Lee Blues V2 (PL,JK) Funk Jam Shake Em On Down (LD) Viola Lee Blues V3 (PL,JK) I Know You Rider (PL,JK)Encore: Ripple (PL,JK)[Setlist via PhilZone's WesternWind] May Madness
Continues At Terrapin Crossroads ... [ read more ]
Madness release four disc album
... Tell You Kitchen Floor Misery Leon Circus Freaks So Alive (False Start) So Alive Small World Death of a Rude Boy Black and Blue Fight For Your Right to Party Big Time Sister Deolali Powder Blue Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Our House It Must Be Love DVD (Live From the House of Fun Weekender, Bulins 2011) Death of a Rude Boy Black and Blue Big Time Sister Deolali My Girl 2 La Luna (You) Can't Keep a Good Thing Down Kitchen Floor Never Knew Your Name Misery 1978 Crying So Alive How Can I Tell You Powder Blue House of Fun Have Your Say Click here to win 5000 pounds worth of gadgets! Madness
release four disc album ... [ read more ]
Madness to perform farewell gig tonight for BBC Television Centre
... the BBC will be rehomed across London. The band's performance at the Grade II listed building will be the last live event to take place there. The live concert is to be broadcast on BBC4 from 7.30pm, followed by a two hour, pre-recorded special paying homage to the centre, titled Goodbye TV Centre. Speaking to the BBC, Madness
said, "We've played at some exciting places in London lately but the closing of BBC TV Centre, well, that is close to our hearts, as a band we grew up there, those walls have plenty of Madness
tales to tell, a sad day, the end of an era, oh, but what a celebration! We're honoured to be the band the Beeb have chosen for this fond farewell." The controller of BBC4, Richard Klein, added, "I can think of no better band than Madness
to help celebrate a golden age of television coming out of the BBC's Television Centre, and I am really pleased that one of Britain's finest groups has agreed to come along and help BBC4 celebrate in fine style. Madness
, as always, are one step beyond!" Madness
are going to be the last live event to take place at the Television Centre The band are set to play classics such as 'One Step Beyond', 'Baggy Trousers' and 'Our House' but are also planning to perform some ... [ read more ]
Lee Thompson (saxophone) 1978-1986; 1988
Chas Smash (horns, vocals) 1978-1986; 1988
Mike Barson (keyboards) 1978-1983
Chris Foreman (guitar) 1978-1986; 1988
Danny Woodgate (drums) 1978-1986
Mark Badford (bass) 1978-1986
Graham 'Suggs' McPherson (vocals) 1978-1986; 1988
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Originally named The Invaders, they changed to Madness in 1979.
Their debut album, One Step Beyond (1979), stayed on the UK charts for 78 weeks, peaking at #2.
The band starred in a 1981 movie, Take It or Leave It, that portrayed their own rise to fame.
Formed their own label, Zarjazz, in 1984.
They broke up in 1986, but re-formed as a four-piece band in 1988 with the name The Madness.
The 1992 UK-only compilation album Divine Madness reached #1 in that country.
The original members all reunited in 1992 to play two open air venues in London known as "Madstock."
They released their first studio album in 14 years in 1999. (thanks Kev - Scunthorpe, England for all above)
Another early name of the band's: Morris and the Minors.
They got the name Madness because that was their favorite song by Jamaican ska and reggae master Prince Buster.
They were dropped by Sire Records in the United States after their second album in 1980. They didn't have any American label representative for two years.
The Madness, from the late 1980's, the band was augmented by keyboardists Steve Nieve, Jerry Dammers, and bassist Bruce Thomas. Dammers was from the Specials. Nieve and Thomas were in the Attractions.
They influenced several ska bands of the 1990s, including No Doubt, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Reel Big Fish.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.