Personalities | Madness | Eighties | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1976–present)
This London band – Graham ‘Suggs’ McPherson and Chas Smash (both vocals), Dan Woodgate (drums), Mark Bedford (bass), Mike Barson (keyboards), Chris Foreman (guitar) and Lee Thompson (saxophone) – only managed one US hit, 1983’s ‘Our House’, but inspired the American ska-punkers of the 1990s. 1979’s One Step Beyond was a cornerstone of the ska revival, but Madness soon developed a broader pop-oriented sensibility. An influence on the likes of Blur and Supergrass, their use of videos was trailblazing. Highlights include ‘Embarrassment’ (1979), ‘House Of Fun’ (1982) and ‘The Sun And The Rain’ (1983).
Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | Madonna | Eighties | Rock
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