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Madness: The Italian Nutty Brigade

Report and Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, October 1980

All aboard the trans-Europe express as Madness go from Rome to Amsterdam, by Paolo Hewitt ...

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Madness (2002)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages Audio, December 2002

Chas Smash, joined by Suggs and Mike Barson, looks back at Madness then and now, Our House the Musical, reunions (theirs and others'), Buddhism, domesticity, and not doing Live Aid!

File format: mp3 File size: 42mb Interview length: 45' 50"; Sound quality: ****

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Madness: Dublin Castle, London

Live Review by Mark Williams, Melody Maker, June 1979

THE NAME says it all. ...

Madness: Blue Beat and Pork Pies

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, November 1979

Not so much New Boots and Panties, more a case of...Blue Beat and Pork Pies. Britain in the grip of Madness. Report by Garry Bushell. ...

Madness: Nice Band, Shame About The Fans

Report and Interview by Deanne Pearson, NME, November 1979

Deanne Pearson puts the cat among the pigeons and scotches some nasty rumours. ...

A Touch Of Madness

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, December 1979

DOWN AT Acquarius Records an assistant keeps rushing out to put out more copies of 'One Step Beyond'. He's kept pretty busy. They're being bought ...

Madness: Hurrah, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, NME, December 1979

THERE'S NO tradition of ska being popular in America. Millie Small and Desmond Dekker each had one novelty hit a piece, and that's it. But ...

Madness: When The Screaming Had To Start

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, February 1980

"'ERE, SUGGSY...'Ere, Suggs." ...

Madness in the USA

Report and Interview by Mark Williams, Melody Maker, March 1980

Today the UK. Tomorrow the USA? Next week, the world? Are Madness about to get everybody up and dancing again? MARK WILLIAMS sits down and ...

Madness: The Whisky, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, April 1980

Prince Buster cracks LA at last ...

Madness: The Importance of Being Nutty

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, April 1980

Mike Stand diagnoses Madness ... ...

Madness: The Mad Hatter's TV Party

Report and Interview by Danny Baker, NME, October 1980

THE TV PARTY ...

Madness

Profile by Garry Bushell, Dance Craze, 1981

I WAS STUCK on a five hour train journey from Glasgow to London in the summer of '79 with no buffet and with only the ...

Madness

Profile and Interview by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, January 1981

ON A MONDAY morning so dark from thundery rainclouds it seems as though the sky has fallen in, Graham 'Suggs' McPherson, shoe-less and wearing only ...

Madness: 7-Up

Interview by Peter Silverton, Smash Hits, October 1981

FRIDAY afternoon. The Smash Hits works outing pay a visit to the movies. They munch popcorn, they suck their sweet orange drinks and watch a ...

A Brief Case History Of Madness

Book Excerpt by Mark Williams, Proteus Books, 1982

Their condition as carriers of a fast reggae hybrid, ska, was first diagnosed in 1979. This nutty sound was then transmitted to an increasingly larger ...

Madness: Complete Madness

Review by Paul Morley, NME, April 1982

(LOVELY!) ALTHOUGH people are snobby about just about everything except disease, I can think of no one who is snobby about the great and not ...

Madness

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, December 1983

THE TRANSATLANTIC telephone line is dominated by the muffled distortion and hiss common to calls made across a thousand leagues of water; the voice at ...

Madness: Adventures in Madonia

Report and Interview by Paolo Hewitt, NME, January 1984

With Mike Barson' departure from Madness are Camden's finest now fast approaching the pop parody stakes? or will a three day trip to Poland, fighting ...

Madness by Madness

Interview by Max Bell, No.1, February 1984

IT'S FIVE years and 18 hit singles since Madness first ran riot on Top of the Pops and straight into the nation's hearts. ...

Madness: Keep Moving (Stiff)

Review by Richard Cook, NME, February 1984

I'M TOLD Madness are in decline, and for someone who found 'Grey Day' and 'House Of Fun, to be the only tracks he wanted to ...

Madness: Upwards And Onwards

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 1985

MADNESS ARE PLANNING A TV SERIES. THEY'RE STARTING A RECORD LABEL. THEY EVEN WEAR HAND-MADE SOCKS THESE DAYS. IT'S CALLED "BROADENING ONE'S OUTLOOK". WELL, THAT'S ...

A Serious Case Of Madness

Interview by Don Watson, NME, August 1985

No longer just Nutty Boys, MADNESS have grown into troubled and doubting pop commentators on the English way of life. DON WATSON traces the Four ...

Madness: 21 Today

Interview by Max Bell, No.1, November 1985

It's just over six years since those young nutty boys hit the Top 20 with 'The Prince'. Now Madness have just notched up their 21st ...

Madness: Suggs on Women, Romance, Sexism and Growing Up

Interview by Max Bell, No.1, 1986

CAN MEN be feminists? ...

The End of 2-Tone: Madness/The Specials/The Selecter

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, November 1986

Farewell, Madness – the last of the 2-Tone tribe. Phil Sutcliffe follows the fate of the three groups that pioneered the ska revival. ...

England: Look Back In Anguish

Essay by Mark Sinker, NME, January 1988

"Oh, grassy dale and lowland scene/Come see, come hear the English Scheme!" (The Fall)"You might sleep, but you will never dream/Oh, Manchester! So much to ...

Madness: You Only Live Twice

Interview by David Quantick, NME, March 1988

Madness are dead! Long live THE MADNESS. Without Woody and Bedders and Barson's ghost, the Mad Four – Suggs, Carl, Chris and Lee – charge ...

Madness: The Business

Review by Mark Cooper, MOJO, January 1994

I FIRST SAW MADNESS EARLY IN 1980 IN A SAN Francisco club. It was the city's mecca of punk but the locals didn't know quite ...

Madness: Naughty Boys In Nasty Schools

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Later, September 1999

NAUGHTY BOYS IN NASTY SCHOOLS ...

Madness: Mad About The Boys?

Retrospective and Interview by Joel McIver, Record Collector, Summer 2001

North London ska legends Madness ruled the world for a decade. Now they're back with a new album. Joel Mciver speaks to the original nutty ...

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