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Madness “I do Like to be B-Side the A-Side”

Out for Record Store Day 2018; 21st April

Fans of Madness have been requesting a vinyl release of their B-sides for some time now. ‘I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side’ contains the B-sides for the first eleven Madness 7 singles.

Collated on a 12 LP on heavyweight black vinyl, the album’s packaging has been designed by long-time Madness collaborator Paul Agar and features a wonderfully surreal black and white image of the band on a diving board at a holiday camp, 1950s style.

Full track listing is as follows:

Side 1.

  1. Madness (B-Side “The Prince” – 1979) 2.37
  2. Mistakes (B-Side “One Step Beyond” – 1979) 2.54
  3. Stepping Into Line (B-Side “My Girl” – 1979) 2.19
  4. The Business (B-Side “Baggy Trousers” – 1980) 3.27
  5. Crying Shame (B-Side “Embarrassment” 1980) 2.40
  6. That’s The Way To Do It

(B-Side “The Return of the Los Palmas 7” – 1981) 2.53

 

Side 2.

  1. Memories (B-Side “Grey Day” – 1981) 2.25
  2. A Town With No Name (B-Side “Shut Up” – 1981) 2.52
  3. Shadow On The House (B-Side “It Must Be Love” – 1981) 3.21
  4. In The City (B-Side “Cardiac Arrest” – 1982) 3.00
  5. Don’t Look Back (B-Side “House of Fun” 1982) 3.34

More details at: https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-2018/madness/

 

Suggs “My Life Story”, DVD

Out now!

Price £12

Director Julien Temple (The Great Rock n Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners) takes a stage show, adds some drama, archive, animation and music, then shakes it all up for MY LIFE STORY where Suggs, takes a hilarious, yet moving, look back at his life in a musical form.

Is it a drama? Is it a comedy? Or a music hall dream? Whatever it is hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure; then trampoline back up to catch the passing trapeze of show business success.

Pre order at https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/suggs-my-life-story-movie?utm_campaign=project18611

Our thanks to Kieron Murphy for the heads-up.

 

Suggs Tour Merchandise ** New **

Tour merchandise has now been added to Suggs’ online store,

https://suggsstore.com/

 

Nick Woodgate, “She’s The One” Single

Available now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shes-the-one-single/1337780859

 

Nick Woodgate, “With a Word” album

Available now at: https://www.nickwoodgate.com/product/with-a-word-album/

 

Kimono Our House: Madness in Japan 1982

https://hangingaroundbooks.com/products/kimono-our-house-madness-in-japan-1982

£9.95. Limited to 250 copies. A5 paperback photo-zine. 36 pages.

Hanging Around Books’ tenth release (HA010), “Kimono Our House: Madness In Japan 1982” features rare and previously unseen photographs of the Nutty Boys taken by Andre Csillag at various locations during the band’s 1982 tour of Japan.

As Andre writes:

“In May 1982 I was asked by the manager of Madness, the late and sadly missed Matthew Sztumpf, to accompany the band on their first Japanese tour. These shots were taken over  a period of a week in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya and on bullet trains inbetween.”

“It was an intense week of gigging, travelling, promotional work and making history. While in Japan, the band had their first number one on the UK singles chart and were filmed live via satellite from Tokyo introducing the video for that week’s chart topper, “House Of Fun” — a first for the BBC and Top of The Pops.”

“Thanks to Graham “Suggs” McPherson, Cathal Smyth, Lee Thompson, Chris Foreman, Mike Barson, Mark Bedford and Dan “Woody” Woodgate for their time and the enjoyable madness.”

Andre Csillag, February 2018.