Time for some comedy.
Madness were a British ska band that were a prominent band in the 2-Tone ska revival of the late 1970s and 1980s. They were formed in 1976 in London, England and released their first single in 1979 on the 2-Tone label before moving to Stiff Records. They took their name from a song by legendary Jamaican ska singer Prince Buster and their first single was a tribute to The Prince. While the band have had various members over the years the main lineup is: Suggs (real name Graham McPherson) on lead vocals; Chas Smash on trumpet, backing vocals, dancing, harmonica, and guitar; Chris Foreman on guitar; Mike Barson on keyboards and backing vocals; Lee Thompson on saxophone, percussion and backing vocals; Mark Bedford on bass; and Daniel Woodgate on drums.
Baggy Trousers was originally released on the 1980 album Absolutely and as a single. It is a list of Suggs‘ recollections of his time at school, it was written partly in response to Pink Floyd‘s Another Brick in the Wall (Part II), which described school in terms that Suggs could not relate to so he decided to write about his own memories at the local Comprehensive School. The Baggy Trousers of the title refers the fashion that was popular when Suggs was at school and was taken to the extreme in the video by saxophonist Lee Thompson who was wearing Peter Ustinov‘s 64 inch waist trousers.
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