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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEeyl0o7dio
'Nightmare, Nightmare' was recorded around 1987 by The Madness.
Suggs is on lead vocals, Lee Thompson on sax, other horns by Dick Cuthell, Chris from Madness on guitar, Earl Falconer from UB40 on bass, organ and piano solo by Ian Prince, additional piano and electric organ by Jerry Dammers.

It's not perfect but I think there's something really good about it.
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One of the stronger tracks on that album. I think Beat The Bride and I Pronounce You are much better.
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'Song in Red' is also pretty good.
What a 4 Track e.p that album would have made!
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Harry wrote:
'Song in Red' is also pretty good.
What a 4 Track e.p that album would have made!


Yes I forgot about Song In Red, that's another good one. On the whole the album isn't as over-produced as Mad Not Mad but it sounds like there's something missing.
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Mad not Mad was always a big let down to me, l think Mike Barson leaving killed the group really. His imput was sorely missed on the album. They tried to polish themselves up too much, and make an adult album, it wasnt Madness. l think the albums they have made since they reformed with Mike are far better. Mad not Mad would rank as my least favourite Madness album.
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Mad not Mad was always a big let down to me, l think Mike Barson leaving killed the group really. His imput was sorely missed on the album. They tried to polish themselves up too much, and make an adult album, it wasnt Madness. l think the albums they have made since they reformed with Mike are far better. Mad not Mad would rank as my least favourite Madness album.


I know what you mean, though 'Rise and Fall' with Mike Barson was also a more 'grown-up' album and it's much better than Mad Not Mad. Most of the songs kind of got lost under the 80s-style production and the cast of thousand supporting musicians, so you didn't hear their identity as strongly.

They missed having Mike there, though, no question.
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l really like Rise and Fall, it was a more grown up album, but it still had Mikes touches. Certain band members cannot be replaced, however hard you try. (The Specials and Dammers). Something is always missing without their creative input.
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I didn't like Rise and Fall at the time of it's release, but it has grown on me over the years. Blue Skinned Beast is one of my favourite Madness tracks.

They really need to get a new sleeve sorted. I mean Mike's image is hardly appropriate in this day and age.
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Trojan wrote:
I didn't like Rise and Fall at the time of it's release, but it has grown on me over the years. Blue Skinned Beast is one of my favourite Madness tracks.

They really need to get a new sleeve sorted. I mean Mike's image is hardly appropriate in this day and age.


The depiction of 'New Delhi'? It wasn't too clever then but I'd put it down to naivety. It was of the time and there's more awareness of what's inappropriate now.
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Yes, I remember even at the time the sleeve for that album seemed wrong.

Changing the subject... I saw in the Evening Standard that Chesterton Estate agents are selling a house that Suggs once lived in. Suggs bought the place in 1981. Originally it was 3 separate homes, it got knocked into one big 2,767 sq ft space. Asking price is £1,595, 000.
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Yes, I remember even at the time the sleeve for that album seemed wrong.

Changing the subject... I saw in the Evening Standard that Chesterton Estate agents are selling a house that Suggs once lived in. Suggs bought the place in 1981. Originally it was 3 separate homes, it got knocked into one big 2,767 sq ft space. Asking price is £1,595, 000.


'Our house, even bigger than a street'.

On a related tangent, I dreamt I was playing the piano to Tomorrow's Dream. What it means, who knows.
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