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Madness

Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with their most recognised line-up of seven members.

The core of the band formed as The North London Invaders included Mike Barson (Monsieur Barso) on keyboards and vocals, Chris Foreman (Chrissy Boy) on guitar and Lee Thompson (Kix) on saxophone and vocals. They later recruited John Hasler on drums, Cathal Smyth (better known as Chas Smash) on bass guitar and Graham McPherson (better known as Suggs).

Madness achieved most of their success in the early to mid-1980s. Both Madness and UB40 spent 214 weeks on the UK singles charts over the course of the decade, holding the record for most weeks spent by a group in the 1980s UK singles charts. However, Madness achieved this in a shorter time period (1980–1986)

Frequent themes in Madness' songs included childhood memories (e.g., "Baggy Trousers", and "Our House") and petty crime (e.g., "Shut Up", and "Deceives the Eye"). Although Madness were seen by some as somewhat of a humorous band with catchy, bouncy songs, many of their songs took a darker tone (such as the singles "Grey Day" and "Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)") and they sometimes tackled what were, at the time, controversial issues in their lyrics.

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Madness (MA001JF)

Madness

This shoot of Madness in New York City in February 1980 was for Issue No.1 of a new magazine that developed cult status, The Face.

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Madness (MA001CLMU)

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On the 'Our House' video shoot, Lee Thompson, the saxophonist always liked dressing-up as a woman and flying by the 'Kirby Wire' - fearless!

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Madness (MA001VT)

Madness

Madness captured in a London park in November 1979

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Madness (MA003CLMU)

Madness

Madness on the 'Our House' video shoot.

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Madness performing in Boston, USA in 1983 photographed by Michael Grecco

Madness

Madness performing in Boston, USA in 1983 photographed by Michael Grecco.

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Madness (MA001MOHO)

Madness

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of Madness Baggy Trousers vinyl single

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Madness Giant Pin Badge SArtwork by Tony Dennis AKA Tape Deck Art

Madness

Limited edition giant vintage pin badge for The Madness by artist Tony Dennis AKA Tape Deck Art

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Madness (MA002JF)

Madness

Madness captured by Jill Furmanovsky whilst mucking about outside a Chock Full O'Nuts coffee shop in New York in February 1980.

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Madness (MA003JF)

Madness

Madness photographed by Jill Furmanovsky at her studio in London in 1984.

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Madness (MA004JF)

Madness

This image was used on the cover for Madness's Madstock! album and was shot by Jill Furmanovksy in the Netherlands in August 1992.

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Madness (MA005JF)

Madness

Madness going nutty in December 2005 by the iconic helter skelter at the end of Brighton Pier.

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Cassette artwork by Horace Panter featuring lyrics from One Step Beyond by Horace Panter

Madness

Limited edition print by Horace Panter of 'One Step Beyond' by Madness, featuring a cassette tape and lyrics.

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Horace Panter print of his artwork of a Madness 'One Step Beyond'cassette tape

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Landscape version of Horace Panter's limited edition fine art cassette print of 'One Step Beyond', featuring a cassette tape and lyrics.

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