Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 803 – Sunday 28th September to Saturday 4th October 2014
With the full House of Fun Weekender full line up to be announced immanently, (watch the official Madness news channels at the start of this coming week) Suggs has appeared in a Facebook video on the Madness page ,teasing the announcements, which will also outline Madness’ own sets at the event.
Speaking backstage at this week’s 02 Arena appearance by Madness, Suggs proudly proclaimed there are two bands lined up for a sound clash at the weekender. One that hasn’t played for 35 years, and the second that hasn’t recorded in 9 years. “Can you guess who?”, asks Suggs before wink-like pushing an eye into the camera frame.
Speculation is now rife amongst the fans and on on-line communities, with masses of two tone bands getting a reference, and acts from The Jam through to Oasis getting a shout out, along with amusing ones from The Wombles and to One True Voice.
Our own, Owen Collins guesses thusly…
“I reckon this is a cryptic clue to two bands much closer to home than you think… After all, a certain outfit called The Dangermen haven’t recorded anything since 2005 (nine years…) and it’s 35 years since anyone performed under the name The North London Invaders… We already know Madness are doing two sets so could that be the answer?”
With many fans guesses agreeing with him. Paul Rodgers adding…
“Gotta be, wonder if we’ll hear Sunshine Voice live?”
If it’s The Invaders Vs Dangermen for a Friday night battle set, then it makes for an exciting set of ska and reggae covers to start the weekender’s fun this year, from well known recorded tracks such as the recently returned to the live set “Shame and Scandal” back to original covers the band used to do in the pre One Step Beyond album era, such as most famously Smokey Robinson’s “Shop Around.” Even things like the “Hawaii 5 0 theme” , maybe even an appearance from a Bed and Breakfast Man?
The official weekender page quips only: “We can confirm it definitely isn’t Jamie Oliver!!!”, in reference to his name being on screen in the video shot backstage at this week’s 02 event. With it being 35 years since 2 tone, and actually 10 years since the Dublin Castle Dangermen gigs, a double anniversary focus is an exciting ska party start to the return of Madness to a full UK gig.
To find out for sure check Madness News online this week.
Next week here we will reveal 3 bands and 3 guests MIS will be presenting at the event, one of which hasn’t performed since 1986 and another outfit that hasn’t played for Madness in 15 years. (headbut into camera.)
Now, on with the news…
Jonathan Young, Rob Hazelby, Simon Roberts, Paul Williams
See below for all forthcoming Madness and Madness related gigs and events. If there’s something we’ve missed off or you feel should be added then please let us know.
November 21st – 24th 2014 – Minehead – Earlybird tickets can be ordered here: http://www.bigweekends.com/splash-pages/madness2014.aspx
All for the M.A.D.H.E.A.D Tour
Thursday 4th, Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Friday 5th, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Saturday 6th, Brighton Centre, Brighton, Matinee
Saturday 6th, Brighton Centre, Brighton * SOLD OUT *
Monday 8th, Plymouth Pavillions, Plymouth
Tuesday 9th, Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
Thursday 11th, First Direct Arena, Leeds
Friday 12th, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Saturday 13th, LG Arena, The NEC, Birmingham
Monday 15th, Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Tuesday 16th, The O2 Dublin, Dublin
Thursday 18th, The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Friday 19th, Phones 4u Arena, Manchester
Saturday 20th, The O2 Arena, London
Links to purchase tickets for the above tour can be found at: http://madness.seetickets.com/tour/madness/?pre=premad&src=madnesspre
For tickets also see links via: www.madness.co.uk
A Comfortable Man. October 8th and 9th. Wilton’s Music hall.
The Magic Brothers
November 1st. Blakes @ The Custard House – Birmingham
*NEW* November 8th. Craufurd Arms. Milton Keynes. 10pm
Magic Brother Friday Headline set:
November 14th. The Big One 3. Park Dean, Sandford Dorset.
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
*THIS WEEK* October 2nd, The Jazz Café, Camden Town
More festival dates to follow.
Ska Orchestra web site: www.ltso.mis-online.net
The Silencerz (Featuring Lee Thompson)
November 8th – Hertford Corn Exchange. 39 Fore St. Herts. SG14 1AL With support. The Skammers.
November 16th – Confirmed in the Sunday Lineup of bands at Specialized The Big One 3. In Dorset.
Lee will be doing a photo signing session too.
Near Jazz Experience
October 7th – Indo 133 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DT *Free*
NJE Residency continues with support.acts The Henry David Thorozine Experience + James Kyllo (DJ set)
October 8th – Paris, France @ University of Chicago, European branch. Onstage 7.30 *Free* http://centerinparis.uchicago.edu/
Thursday 20 – Borderline, London
Friday 21 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Saturday 22 – Academy, Manchester
Sunday 23 – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
If money’s currently burning a hole in your pocket then perhaps we can help with your dilemma.
Madness – One Step Beyond 35th Anniversary edition CD.
You can now order the new edition of One Step Beyond 35th Anniversary, from Salvo Sound & Vision:
This Anniversary edition has been digitally remastered from the original 1⁄4 inch tapes by Tim Turan, and comes with recently unearthed rehearsal recordings from 1979, including two songs that have never appeared anywhere before. “Lost my head” and “Sunshine Voice”. It’s also very interesting to see Absolutely album track “You Said” on the rehearsal tape and Grey Day B-side “Memories” as well as hearing versions of tracks that made the album some 5 months before the debut LP was recorded.
Hear previews of these tracks, help yourself to a free download and you can even re-name the album, creating pictures you can share with people. Visit the mini site to do all this.
There is a DVD of videos and Top of the Pops/Old Grey Whistle Test appearances, that includes the Young Guns documentary, and a 24 page booklet that speaks to Clive, Alan and Chris about the album.
The M.A.D.H.E.A.D Tour T-shirt – Get it now.
What does any self respecting Madhead wear? The only true fan clothing of choice right now is surely the brand new Madhead T-shirt. Available now at least five months ahead of the tour, this T-shirt is so NOW! You can look stylish in it in a range of sizes, you can promote this summer, the forthcoming tour and help your heroes and of course in this day and age by buying the bands official clothing you are putting your money into the future new album project pot etc of the band who exist these days on their own self produced record label.
Available here… Via See Tickets and Madness.co.uk
Cathal Smyth – A Comfortable Man – Limited Vinyl
Numbered 1 to 1000, this is a limited edition vinyl of “A Comfortable Man”, with a download code for the mp3 album. Available end of September from Cathal’s website. The album will also be available from Amazon and iTunes soon.
Nick Woodgate – Morning (Tracklisting revealed)
Pre-order Nick Woodgate’s solo album on iTunes from September 22nd.
Tracklisting: Morning / Magic Carpets in the Sky / Eloise / You Can Get It / I Can Hear The Music / Call Me… / Bus / Let’s Spend Lots of Money / On Her Majesty’s Secret Service / Summer Nights / The Magic Dawn / Show Me / Magic Brothers / Night
SPECIALIZED: Mad Not Cancer. 4CD covers album for Teenage Cancer Trust
Over 70 tracks. 4 CDs. Cover versions of Madness by not just Ska bands but lots of young up and coming acts of many genres including a few famous pop stars and Bedders on one track, too. All for Teenage Cancer.
http://www.specialized-project.co.uk/#!shop/c1atu (remove hyphen from URL)
Purple Reggae – Radio Riddler
Celebrating 30 years of Purple Rain, Radio Riddler present Purple Reggae – an all-star tribute to Prince’s most iconic work “Prince is the reason I started playing music. I grew up on this album. It’s the soundtrack to my life’ and this is a tribute to him from me.” Frank Benbini of Radio Riddler and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Featuring Suggs on opening track, Let’s Go Crazy.
MORE TOP OF THE POPS MADNESS
In last week’s MIS we brought you two new quotes from Woody and Lee regarding the band’s first appearance on Top of the Pops being shown in full on BBC4. This week on Thursday we teamed up with Madness In Quote MIQ on facebook to publish a new quote on the show from Chrissy Boy…
Chrissy Boy: “I would have remembered Roxy Music for sure. I think a lot of the acts were pre recorded or video. I can’t really remember any of them to tell the truth, although we were watching the Crusaders. I think they kept us in a dark room until we were due onstage.
The thing that struck me was how small the studio looked in real life. They used some sort of slight wide angle lens, maybe a 9.5. The standard camera lens [I think] was a 9.4 so a 9.5 gave a very slight fish eye effect making everything look larger, if that makes sense. Later on I learnt about lenses when we made the videos. When we filmed the Dublin Castle scenes in ‘Take It or Leave It’ (movie) we used a slightly wide angle lens to make the Dublin Castle look bigger.
Anyway, when I watched Top of The Pops on TV at home I thought, ‘wow it looks really big in that studio’..”
You may know this…. back in the day, TOTP used to film/have available 40 minutes worth of music for each 30 minute show. The producer/editor would decide what to leave out (often an offensive punk band!). Well, at midnight repeat on BBC 4 the 40 minute version is shown – Racey (rubbish sugar pop band bay city rollers-esque) are an extra item + prob more legs + co, maybe a video or another studio band.
Madness First ever Top of the Pops – In full and extended can be Seen on iPlayer until Thursday.
Mike Barson also kindly replied to us this week to state that he didn’t meet any of the other pop acts “everyone stands around waiting to do their bit.”, was the glamourous truth of his first TV day.
The show being broadcast this week features Madness again, following Kate Bush!
Weekly pop chart programme presented by Mike Read with performances by the Starjets, the Jags, Kate Bush, Madness, the Bellamy Brothers, the Tourists, the Police, Sad Cafe, Rainbow and Gary Numan and dance sequences by Legs & Co.
Tune in Thursday 19.30pm BBC 4.
SIGN OF THE TIMES / LIVE INTENSIFIED
Madness at The 02. One Firm Event. Wednesday 24th September 2014
The Big Four accountancy firms KPMG hosted a party for its bean-counters. A multi-million-pound party for its 12,000 employees. One Firm Event.
Billed as a “team-building” experience, investment partners had a whip round and hired the O2 Arena in Greenwich. Staff were entertained by Tinie Tempah, Madness and Florence and the Machine, and given motivational talks by Jamie Oliver, 7/7 survivor and Paralympian Martine Wright, former South African leader FW de Klerk and Sir Bob Geldof.
The host for the night was Lenny Henry. Spy hears there was also a free bar, so any clients hoping for some sage financial advice the following day were likely to have been disappointed.
A short few songs set was played.
Standard/Last FM/City Diary.
TWEETS OF A DOVE / THAT FACEBOOK
Various posts from Facebook and Twitter that have caught our eye over the past week or so.
“Last chance for tickets
A Facebook topic on the Ska Orchestra mentioned the possibility of band Viva Le Pink supporting at this gig, featuring Adam Ant. This has not yet been confirmed.
The Gig Company @TheGigCompany
“Who’s excited about next year’s @PancreaticCanUK fundraiser with @suggsgmcpherson? #WatchThisSpace”
I REMEMBER WAY BACK WHEN
This week, MIS co-editor Rob Hazelby, goes back in time to report on what was going on in the world of Madness 5 years, 10 and 15 years ago this week.
5 years ago…
Issue 543 – Sunday 27th September – Saturday 3rd October 2009
It’d been a busy seven days in the world of Madness. Monday saw the release of the latest in a long line of Madness compilations in the form of “Total Madness”, and on the evening this issue was blasted out across the internet the band took to the stage on London’s famous Regent Street.
On to the articles, and we got things underway with the news that Suggs was encouraging people to help give vulnerable children the love and care they desperately needed. How? By becoming foster carers.
Suggs commented at the time “There are so many North Somerset children that are desperate for a loving home, somewhere where they feel safe and secure, that need your help”.
We hopped over to some Specials related news next, as we reported that a new book charting the story of the legendary band had now been released. Priced at £14, this could be ordered from the Cherry Red web sute.
Now, how did you fancy getting your hands on the new Total Madness CD and DVD release? Well, thanks to Richard over at Remember The Eighties you could be in with a chance as he had three copies to give away. All you had to do is drop him an email and you’d be entered in to the prize draw.
On to Folgate news, and this week we learned that The Liberty of Norton Folgate had been named on the long list for the 2nd Annual Uncut Music Awards for their best album of the year. It wasn’t restricted to UK and Irish music, so there was tough competition from the likes of Bob Dylan and The Kings of Leon.
It was over to Paul Rodgers next, as he returned once again to the MIS with more Madness chart stats, facts and figures. With the release of Total Madness this week the band enjoyed their 20th week this year in the top 75 album charts and their 6th week in the top 40.
Paul also speculated that this calendar year would see the band pass 100,000 album sales.
We brought this issue to a close with the news that a deluxe edition of the Norton Folgate album was due for release on the 9th of November.
10 years ago…
Issue 281 – Sunday 26th Sept – Saturday 2nd Oct 2004
We started this weeks’ edition with a massive in-depth review from Tom Baxter, who covered a recent gig by ska tribute act Shut Up who had performed at the Ashington Football Club. With a mixture of Madness classics and self-penned tracks in their repertoire, the band received a fantastic write-up.
Straight after the review, the subsequent article was from Shut Up band member Garry Scurfield who gave us a brief lowdown of the gig from his point of view. Here’s what he had to say;
“A very intimate gig with about 100 in attendance, we all had a fantastic time and the music went down very well, we did some brand new tracks called “Look At Me Now” and “Want Love Need” along with My Girl, Baggy Trousers, Too Much Too Young, Mirror In The Bathroom etc.
We were on stage about 50 minutes and I was personally sweating like a fat lass at a disco. The feedback from the crowd was fantastic”.
Next-up this issue were rumours hinting that the band would be headlining next year’s Isle of Wight Festival. The rumour came from MIS subscriber Jordan Leigh, who emailed in to tell us that Suggs was on a recent Virgin Radio show where he’d announced that the head of the radio station wanted the band to headline next year’s event.
We decided that it was certainly a possibility, but we were cautious when we’d learned that Suggs had announced that the band were going to be paid 1 million pounds for the performance. It sounded more than a little fishy to us!
Moving away from rumour mill, and on to something far more concrete were Chris Carter-Pegg and Emma Southerby, who had attended Suggs’ recent performance at the Koko Club (formerly the Camden Palace), on the Friday just gone.
Here’s a small snippet from the whole article;
“Suggs opened the new Kitsch Lounge Riot night at KOKO, Camden High Street, on Friday night with live performances of Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and Our House. Straight from his Friday night Virgin Radioshow, Suggs was in great form and was supported by a full live band. Was particularly good to hear him supported by a full compliment of musicians comprising a keyboard player, a sax player, a trumpeter, a bass player, a guitarist and a drummer (quite an appropriate line up!) and their slightly improvised versions of the familiar Madness tracks were excellent”.
Further on in this issue was Stav, who had some very exciting news that indicated that a November tour was possibly in the making. Chas on his Smash Portal revealed that there should be some live dates before the year was out, and Suggs indicated on his radio show that the band may be touring in November. Chas confirmed that the dates were just being finalised.
15 years ago…
Issue 19 – Sunday 16th September to Saturday 2nd October 1999
With the recently released ‘Five Cuts of Madness’ promo sampler now landing in the hands of collectors up and down the country, we didn’t have to wait long for the reviews to start coming in.
First-in with his write-up was the one and only Peter Gardner, who gave us a track-by-track review of the 5-track sample disc. Pete declared that Johhny The Horse was top twenty material, but revealed this his favourite track on the sampler was Elysium, which he described as “Absolute class. Fantastic. Superb”.
Elsewhere in this issue we featured a stunning review from Vince Foley, who was kind enough to provide us with a write-up of the BBC2 screening of the Ian Dury documentary ‘On My Life’. “Mr. Dury you are an inspiration to us all. Respectus Maximus!” write Vince as he finished his lengthy and detailed review.
Simon Roberts (at this point not a full-time member of the MIS) continued the flow of articles with a report announcing that he had managed to get his hands on a recording of the ‘Rock on the Dock’ gig. Recorded in Hartlepool on the 4th of July 1986, the significance of this gig in Madness history was (and still is!) enormous, as it was their last gig in the UK before they split.
For some reason the donator of this recording asked for their identity to remain anonymous, but was kind enough to give us the all clear to upload the recording and make it available for all to download. Whilst Simon didn’t put the full performance online he was kind enough to upload the first track as a taster. (He didn’t have the web space to put up the entire thing).
Those subscribed to the Total Madness Mailing List certainly had an up and down week this week, when Nigel Ward announced that the band had booked Finsbury Park for next year (2000). Naturally, the mailing list went berserk, only for the subscribers to have their hopes dashed the following day when Nigel revealed that he’d been given incorrect information, and that the band had just made a preliminary booking.
On the subject of bookings, Fiona Linnell contacted us with news of booking that would have been one of the best new year’s eve parties ever, but sadly wouldn’t be taking place.
“Yesterday (22nd September) I took a day trip to London where among other things I collected my ticket for next week and paid a visit to The Dublin Castle. I got chatting to the barman and mentioned that I was a Madness fan and he then told me that Madness had wanted to book The Dublin Castle for New Years Eve BUT The Dublin Castle would not be open for New Years Eve so they refused”.
We finished off this issue with a review of issue 4 of Ian Taylor’s excellent Mad Not Mad fanzine, which marked the publication’s first birthday. Ian informed us that “The pregnancy is over and the baby that is ‘Mad Not Mad’ is no longer breast feeding”. Umm, indeed.
MIS FEATURE – A COMFORTABLE MAN – IN PRAISE OF CATHAL SMYTH
It’s just two weeks barely until The Wilton’s Music Hall Show’s. Here’s Lindsey Davies with another review of what joys Cathal’s solo album holds. This review was the first to appear online a couple of weeks ago.
Having been blessed with a copy of the new album ‘A Comfortable Man’ by Cathal Smyth and in turn writing a review on it, the great man himself has given the go ahead to now circulate it x
Cathal Smyth, a naturally talented musician and gifted songwriter of the current generation never fails to deliver excellent contributions to the albums born out of his role as multi-instrumentalist and co-front man of Madness. Madness were, and still are a highly talented, larger than life band who boast a career in the industry that spans 35 years so it comes as no surprise that Cathal (aka Chas Smash) is such a big hit on his own. Outside of his work with Madness he now presents his debut solo album ‘A Comfortable Man’.
Although it may have taken a while, ‘A Comfortable Man’ is well worth the wait. It is easy to see that a lot of care went into the making and perfecting of the album to achieve a sound that is extravagant without feeling over the top. The combined instrumentation of strings, percussion, wind and of course piano, works throughout as an incredible compliment to Cathal’s unmistakable vocals. He weaves a compelling tale about the joys and woes of love, the learning curve that is the walk of life while at the same time offering great wisdom and hope as he sings about moving forward in love, life and forsaking the past. It is heartfelt, reminiscent and littered with sentiment. If you are down on your luck in relationships prepare for your faith to be restored in love!
Whilst some vocalists get by on the strength of their voice alone, Cathal puts in the extra effort to stand out. These songs are carefully crafted with keen melodies, deep, husky and often sultry vocals accompanied by artful arrangements and he performs them with so much emotion and passion that it really is moving.
Given the calibre of the backing vocals and harmonies that contribute throughout the album, it appears Cathal has sought out the very best in talent to contribute to and achieve what is the the final result.
My top 3:
1. (Track No.6) Love song No.7
This is the stand out track for me. The elegant simplicity of the piano intro has a bittersweet sound and is accompanied by raw emotion coming through in the vocals. An easy way to the heart but the track has an addicting sensation and you might find yourself playing it over. It is sad, but beautiful. An enchanting but delicate piano ballad that is breath taking and my personal favourite.
2. (Track No.4) Goodbye Planet Earth.
A track that has been accessible on the internet for almost a year now, via official video footage of an exclusive one-off live performance at the Festival No.6 in Portmeirion with Joe Duddell & The No.6 Ensemble.
This marked the first taster of the solo career Cathal has embarked on. This song has a haunting feeling that at the same time has the ability to make one slow down and just take a moment to think and reflect on the world and how humanity has an effect on it. The lyrics are deep, haunting and are accompanied by the beauty of melody and the skill of arrangement and song craft.
3. (Track No. 5) Do you believe in love?
The feel good, joyous tune! The one I found myself humming or singing along to long after the song had finished. A tune of hope, happiness and makes me think of driving in a car on a summers day without a care in the world.
I have admired Cathal’s music and that of Madness for as long as I can remember. However, my musical taste extends to that of classical music and I am particularly a sucker for the magical sound of piano and strings, so praising this album comes naturally to me.
My least favourite track sits at No.7 in the track listing. ‘She’s got the light’. There is no particular reason for it being my least favourite other than it simply didn’t grab me like the rest of the album and didn’t have that extra something that the others offer.
In all honesty I do find it hard to be critical of any aspect of this album – I find it is impossible not to be charmed by it. Some may find the album a little too personal or autobiographical for their liking nevertheless in my eyes it is overall a wonderful album combining a mix of mellow verses, high-spirited choruses accompanied by one or two up-tempo joyous infectious numbers. There are clear messages to be heard throughout the album and everyone can learn something from the lyrics within.
Whilst the album may not appeal to the average Madness fan immediately, or maybe never at all given that the style is very different from what they may be used to, I would however urge anyone to explore outside of their usual music boundaries and give the album a chance.
For some the album may arrive out of curiosity, and for some they may have been charmed lyrically by Cathal before, but whether you have fallen victim of the Smyth charm already or are simply intrigued to learn what he has to offer outside of Madness as a solo artist and looking for some good quality music, ‘A Comfortable Man’ can be your album.
One could even make a strong case for ‘A Comfortable Man’ being Cathal’s finest songwriting to date.
Come and see the shows this October 8th and 9th at Wilton’s Music Hall East London.
SPECIALIZED – THE BIG ONE 3
The Big One Specialized Weekender Reaches Number 3 this November, from the 14th to the 17th, In Poole, Dorset.
Celebrating Mad Not Cancer the third Specialized album of Madness covers, raising money for Teenage Cancer trust.
This year featuring two Madness men – The Magic Brothers, Woody with his second line up headlines Friday.
The Silencerz (Featuring Lee Thompson) play Sunday afternoon, there are photo signings too.
There is a special there too, Roddy Radiation with his Skabilly Rebels, and top young reggae band The Skints are also headlinging Saturday, they’ve been enjoyed before at house of fun weekenders.
32 bands (acts) on in total. Wow.
Freinds of the MIS, Amphetameanies, The Iconics, French Boutik all play sets.
The event hosts the reunion of the Feckin Ejits and the final gig of The Delegators.
Addictive Philosophy, Cartoon Violence, King Hammond & Skaville UK, Special Brew, Bluebird Parade, Ska Dogs, Bionic Rats, Simmertones, Jam DRC, Big Fat Panda, Esperanza, The Talks, Ska Face, Acoustic Performance by Billy Brown, Ten Bob Notes, King Walrus, Urang Matang, Erin Bardwell Collective, Paper Boy, Big Head, Bombskare, Evil Turkey. Many of these bands on the current Mad Not Cancer album.
There’s also some original Jamaican music legends of Ska topping things off nicely.
DJ’s too with, Darren Bennett, Madam Scorcher, WOLFMAN RADIO, (Nicole), Kevin Scottie Hunt, DJ’s The Ska Train, Madness Information Service, Fatboy Cliff Evans, Miggy Sinclair, Terry Hendrik SKARAOKE, STALLS & MERCHANDISE, SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE.
Madness Breakfast Film Club 10am-11.30am – Rockplast, Take it or leave it, Madstock.
From £80 amazing value. And soon day tickets will be announced.
RETRO MADNESS – 250 ITEMS FOR SALE
Retro-Madness.co.uk : 250 additional items for sale and new poster deal…
Having celebrated our 5th birthday back in July, we have since been working on the first major revamp of the website in 5 years. We have kept the ‘retro’ look but hopefully made the site a bit more user friendly, with now a ‘newly added’ page where we will list interesting new additions to the website.
Over the past 2 weeks we have added a further 250 different collectibles to the site, such that there are now over 2,000 different items available, all deleted releases and items of memorabilia / ephemera from the past 35 years. We try to avoid selling current releases and memorabilia as the official Madshop will always be the best place to buy these.
As well as this huge number of new items added in the past fortnight, we have also launched a new poster deal: Buy any 3x non-folded posters from the 85 different rolled posters that we currently have for sale and get the cheapest one FREE!
How it works: You simply go to our Posters page, buy any 3x non-folded posters and we will post them to you in a poster tube anywhere in the UK free of charge (international postage will be extra), as well as refund you in full via Paypal for the cheapest one! It would almost be cheaper for us to give them away lol!
In addition to the above deal we still offer free UK postage on every order received that’s over £10, no matter what the items are, nor how heavy or bulky they are to post. We always have numerous items listed on other websites such as Ebay and Amazon, but these same items can always be bought from us directly through our website and our own website prices are always 10% cheaper than our Ebay/Amazon prices. Most customers buy from our website via Paypal which offers you the same level of buyer protection as is offered by Ebay or Amazon.
A huge thanks to all our customers who have kept us busy for the past 5 years. Hopefully we will be around for many more years to come.
Chris & Em x
We’re just about done for this week, but before we go we’d like to give you the heads-up on yet another Madness related Facebook Group.
Going under the name of “Madness They Call it Madness”, the group was set up by the French MIS’ Jean-Pierre Boutellier. You can check out the group by pointing your web browser at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madness-they-call-it-Madness/596039740516216
Until next week, take care,
Jon Young, Rob Hazelby, Simon Roberts, Paul Williams
(With special thanks to Daren West, Lindsey Davies, Chrissy Boy and Mike)