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MADNESS

one step beyond

let them eat vinyl



180 gram lp

Released: 12th Jul 2013

£16.99

out of stock


their 1979 debut was a musical roller coaster, a tear through a musical house of mirrors, along the way madness grab streamers of ska & rocksteady & stuff them gleefully into their baggy trousers.

actually the trousers were yet to come, but 'one step beyond' dragged listeners kicking & screaming into a wacky world of their own creation. it still sounds like nothing else on the planet, even though its influences were waved pennant like from the band's hands – prince buster, of course, & the sheer freneticism of early jamaican ska & punk's raging fire. &, just as evident, english music hall, augustus pablo's far eastern sound, brit beat pop, the slinkier side of swing & the funnier side of classical ballet, military marches & dad's army, funfairs & keyboard riffs on an oktoberfest tour of the german beerhalls.

one step beyond

Tracklist

  1. One Step Beyond
  2. My Girl
  3. Night Boat to Cairo
  4. Believe Me
  5. Land of Hope and Glory
  6. The Prince
  7. Tarzan's Nuts
  8. In the Middle of the Night
  9. Bed & Breakfast Man
  10. Razor Blade Alley
  11. Swan Lake
  12. Rockin' in A♭
  13. Mummy's Boy
  14. Madness
  15. Chipmunks Are Go!