Time for some comedy. 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
Time for some comedy. House of Fun was originally released as a single in 1982. It is the story of a teenage boy on his 16th birthday, the legal age of consent in the United Kingdom, and is trying to buy condoms from the local chemist, but he is too embarrassed to use
One Step Beyond was originally recorded by Prince Buster as the B-side to his 1964 single Al Capone. It is predominantly an instrumental track with the title shouted over the music at various points. This version was released as the 2nd single by Madness and as the title track of their debut album.
The Prince was the first single from Madness. It was originally released in 1979 on the 2-Tone label. It is a tribute to legendary ska and rocksteady singer Prince Buster. Orange Street, mentioned in the song, was the centre of ska and reggae music in Jamaica, and was the street where the Prince was