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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
One Step Beyond
Released: 1979
Label: Musicrama Distribution
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It's the sheer exuberance of it all that first smacks listeners straight across the head, that and the pure mayhem that careens wildly from the opening shout to the closing note. A musical roller coaster, ...Read full review
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