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Formed: 1978 in Camden, London, England
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Disbanded: 1986
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Steve Nieve, Mike Barson, Mark Bedford, Jerry Dammers, Chris Foreman, Chas Smash, Graham "Suggs" Mc..., Bruce Thomas, Lee Thompson, Dan ...See All
Biography: Along with the Specials, Madness were one of the leading bands of the ska revival of the late '70s and early '80s. As their career progressed, Madness branched away from their trademark "nutty sound" and incorporated large elements of Motown, soul, and British pop. Although the band managed one crossover ...Read full biography
The Liberty of Norton Folgate
Released: 2009
Label: Lucky 7 Records
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Madness never disappeared but they faded away, spending years playing summer festivals and other oldies venues befitting an act specializing in nostalgia -- an impression that 2005's covers album, The ...Read full review
Madness Presents the Rise & Fall
Released: 1982
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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There’s a certain grandness to the title of Madness Presents the Rise & Fall, the group’s fourth album and undeniable pop masterpiece: it’s clear that the band has ambitions, to go several steps beyond ...Read full review