Following a great run of Rock 'N' Roll Book Club events at the uber iconic Dublin Castle in Camden Town, London, Bugbear and Julie Hamill brought their literary and musical collaboration to The Union in Soho, as part of The Union Sessions curated by Stan Mytkowski. An urbane and erudite evening of author interaction, Q and A and book signing ensued, and Mr Andy Coules captured it on some sort of recording medium, if not actual tape, in between making everybody sound sweet as a nut. Thus our latest podbean is popped. Published author and expertly attuned interviewer Ms Hamill poses the questions and we ruminate over a British pop institution, the legends that are Madness. Ten years ago the 33 1/3rd book of 'One Step Beyond' was published by author Terry Edwards, the multi instrumentalist renaissance man (The Higsons, Gallon Drunk, Tony Visconti's Holy Holy, Madness, PJ Harvey, Lydia Lunch, The Near Jazz Experience etc etc) And impeccably enough as we hit publish on this podcast a near as dammit 40th anniversary edition of the album emerges as part of Record Store Day. Arriving fully formed despite half the band still being in their teens, it remains as exhilarating, inspiring and as much fun as when people first heard it nearly 40 years ago. Through extensive interviews with the band, as well as producers Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley, Terry Edwards tells the inside story of how Madness rose to be the most successful singles band of the 1980s in the UK charts. Terry answers the questions here alongside Mark 'Bedders' Bedford, bass maestro and sometime songwriter from yer actual Madness, and we had sooper dooper surprise input from Death Of Guitar Pop's Silky and Top Kat too. Did somebody say House Of Fun? If you enjoy Side One keep yer eyes and ears peeled and pimped for Side Two, coming soon...
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