Five Years Of Madness

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1: One Step Beyond

In the middle of August 1979. Madness released their first single. Now, five years later, 19 singles have been issued and each one has been a Top 20 hit. This week and next,

Mike Smith looks at the first five years of Madness - as told by themselves and people who worked closely with them. So take yourself back to the days of pork-pie hats, Two-Tone, Nutty Dancing, flying saxophone players and the 'rockingest sound around'. Written and produced by KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Mike Smith

Produced By: Kevin Howlett

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2: Tomorrow's Just Another Day

The group reached the peak of their commercia) success when House of Fun and Complete

Madness topped the singles and LP charts in 1982. Mike Smith brings the story right up to date with the departure of Mike Barson , the separation from

Stiff Records and the launch of their own label Zajazz.

Written and produced by KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Mike Smith

Unknown: Mike Barson

Produced By: Kevin Howlett