Hey you, don’t watch that, watch this, 40 years ago

On this day (19 October 1979) , 40 years ago, the albums One Step Beyond… by Madness and the album The Specials by the Specials were released.

This was the start of something new. A Dawning of A New Era. Serious British ska. Believe Me. This music was Too Hot. It was Madness. I was Too Much Too Young to really understand how great this really was at the time. I was to young to go the the Nite Klub.

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The Rise & Fall of Madness

It is today 30 years since the album The Rise & Fall by Madness was released.

This was Madness’ fourth album. For Madness, this was their most successful album. Personally I like the first three albums better, but I think there were some great tracks on The Rise & Fall as well. Their most known song is Our House.

Another good one from this album that you might remember is Tomorrow Is Just Another Day.

Lots of other good stuff was also released in 1982. It was a good year!