House Of Fun: The Story Of Madness

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Catalogue No: OP55858
Format: Books | Biography

Madness were true originals who mixed ska and reggae rhythms with social comment and music hall humour to become a British group like no other.
They were the most successful UK singles band of the 80s, offering a larky down-to-earth take on Thatcher’s Britain through hits like ‘My Girl’, ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘House Of Fun’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’.

Their appeal endures to this day, Madness’ latter-day concertshaving become fun-packed celebrations of one of the best-lovedsongbooks in British pop. Like most bands Madness had their trials and tribulations, including band disputes, accusations of racism and an eventual split. But by then they had become a unique part of British pop history.

In this book, John Reed tells their colourful story with a perceptive industry eye and the help of insights from many insiders and colleagues of the band.

'A long-overdue book… appealingly accessible'Record Collector

ISBN: 9781783055555
Published on: 08 December 2014
Language: English
Publisher: Omnibus Press
 
     

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