Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Madness - The Rise And Fall - 1982

If 7 is their best album, then The Rise and Fall is their second best.  Look at the track listing!  Five singles and every b-side!  It rides smooth and fun the entire way.  But, when I added the b-sides at the end, it seems a little herky-jerky.  But, hey...You got the b-sides, right?

At their prime, Madness pops out another stellar album with their well known song Our House.  I wish I had a little anecdotal story to tell about this album...  but I don't.  Just love listening to it.

Honestly, though, I am a little preoccupied tonight.  The US Political system is in shambles, the general population is divided into two polarized camps with no middle ground.  We have a side-show act as candidates for President.  We have people losing their minds over a gorilla getting shot, but nothing gets said about the 60 shootings that took place in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.  And, to top it all off, a drunk guy in Cincinnati decides he want's to go into a Kroger's grocery store and strip down naked, and then take a shit on the self-checkout scanner.

You can't make this stuff up.

SO, plug in a little Madness (sic) and escape to a world of joviality.


  1. Hi KidChaos2. I just discovered your blog and am absolutely loving it. I cant believe you've posted some of my favourite bands like Madness,Vapors, New Musik, Psychedelic Furs, Blur, Police and Billy idol.You have made some great posts by adding bsides and remixes.The stuff that fans absolutely love. Enjoying your comments and stories as well. Thanks for your efforts.

  2. thanx for this


  3. I have not been able to post here before, for reasons I was never able to fathom, but since I've now got a new computer I'd just like to say that this is a great blog. And now I will have to download all the music again because I lost it when my old computer died...

  4. Take what you want! Let me know if I need to re-up anything.

  5. enjoying these mate how about some Frankie goes to Hollywood?

  6. hi...
    great blog absolutely interesting with the expanded LP version (with the singles and remix).... HOPE YOU POST THE FIRST SHAMEN LP 5Drop, Strang Day Dreams and In Gorbatchev we trust). GREAT JOB? really