05 June 2006

"Shall I Take You To A Restaurant That's Got Glass Tables..."

The piccy shows a 1980 sew-on patch. Why don't we ever hear the likes of Mirror In The Bathroom on the radio these days?

"I'll Spread Manure In Your Bed Of Roses...


Oi - Rude Boy - don't forget yer titfer!

1980 was a seriously Ska'd year.

The 70s interest in the 60s scene brought about the creation of bands like the Jam, the film Quadrophenia and a revival of Mods and Rockers style. 1979 saw a ska revival bubbling up in the charts. Although Ska was a revival, the groups had a very turn-of-the 80s attitude.

Madness were very much part of the scene when they first charted in September 1979, but soon brought us their very own "Nutty Sound", incorporating elements of Ska, fairground music and other things. The Madness logo seen above seemed to be everywhere in the early 1980s.