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Song of the day: Madness- One Step Beyond


In 1964, Prince Buster (a Jamaican ska singer) recorded One Step Beyond as a B-side to a single. This B-side was totally forgotten, until 1979. That was the year Madness released their debut album One Step Beyond, with as single One Step Beyond. The intro of the song was stolen from another Prince Buster song, and Chas Smash (one of the Madness members) recorded the rest. This single was a number 7 hit in the UK and number 76 in the US club chart, and now it’s song of the day! Enjoy

Madness- One Step Beyond

Song of the day: Madness- Night Boat To Cairo

Hello everyone!

Today it’s a special day! It’s 12-12-12! Isn’t that crazy?
And about being crazy: The group of today has a name which is crazy. It’s Madness, and they are taking the Nightboat to Cairo!!!

Madness is a great group, with a very good saxophone player. I’ve seen their performance on the Queen’s 60th Jubilee, and it was wonderful. (I’m Dutch, just to let you know)
Partly thanks to the technique, but okay…

Tomorrow another song!

“I absolutely adore Madness. They are as mad as a rabbit, selling ice creams on a cold winterday in the Sahara.”
“What’s that supposed to mean? They don’t even look like rabbits!”