Label: Virgin - OVED 133 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Ska
It's the sheer exuberance of it all that first smacks listeners straight across the head, that and the pure mayhem that careens wildly from the opening shout to the closing note. A musical roller coaster, a One Step Beyond. - Madness - One Step Beyond. through a musical house of mirrors, along the way Madness grab streamers of ska and rocksteady and stuff them gleefully into their baggy trousers. Actually the trousers were yet to come, but One Step Beyond dragged listeners kicking and screaming into a wacky world of their own creation, where Prince Buster slams into swan-clad ballerinas and boats on the Nile, where "Chipmunks are Go!
Who could be so po-faced as to not join in? The set has lost none of its freshness, appeal or ability to surprise over the years. It still sounds like nothing else on the planet, even though it's influences were waved pennant like from the band's hands -- Buster, of course, and the sheer freneticism of early Jamaican ska and punk's raging fire. And, just as evident, English music hall, Augustus Pablo 's Far One Step Beyond. - Madness - One Step Beyond.
sound, Brit Beat pop, the slinkier side of swing and the funnier side of classical ballet, military marches and Dad's Army, funfairs and keyboard riffs on an Oktoberfest tour of the German beerhalls, all this and more were poured straight into the mix and decanted into the Madness brew.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late One Step Beyond. - Madness - One Step Beyond.
Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Studios T. Track Listing. One Step Beyond Cecil Campbell.
My Girl. Mike Barson. Night Boat to Cairo. Believe Me. Land of Hope and Glory. The Prince. Lee Thompson. Tarzan's Nuts. In the Middle of the Night. Bed and Breakfast Man. Razor Blade Alley. Swan Lake. Rockin' in Bob Dylan - Planet Waves Flat. Mummy's Boy. Mark Bedford. Chipmunks Are Go!
The Girl Of Lucifer - Various - Le Hit Des Hits Sur NRJ Amazon. My Girl Mike Barson. The Prince Lee Thompson. Bed and Breakfast Man Mike Barson. Razor Blade Alley Lee Thompson.
Swan Lake Traditional. Mummy's Boy Mark Bedford.