SEVEN RAGGED MEN | The story of Madness...in their own words
The story of Madness... in their own words
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What is Seven Ragged Men?

This site is a collection of quotes from the members of Madness, lovingly arranged to tell their own story… in their own words.

INTERVIEWS

From Smash Hits and Sounds to The Sun and Sunday Times, Madness have revealed all in magazines, fanzines and newspapers.

BOOKS

There’s never been a definitive Madness autobiography. But there’s still plenty of snippets from the band in various volumes.

VIDEO

Thanks to the small screen, quotes have been culled from grainy documentaries, pre-gig chats and a host of TV appearances.

RADIO

Madness have been on our airwaves for over 40 years, during which time they’ve provided plenty of background on their story.

1979

year of first single release

15

UK Top Ten singles

208

weeks in the UK charts in the 80s

5

people who liked The Sweetest Girl

Take a trip back in time

Find out what Camden’s finest were up to in each decade… in their own words.

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From the early days rehearsing in Mike’s front room, to gigs at pals’ parties and the wild nights in Camden boozers, Madness’s formative years were a whirlwind of sweat, ska and skinheads.

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Dominating the pencil cases of schoolboys everywhere, Madness dominated the chartsĀ in the 1980s, developing That Nutty Sound into something a bit more sophisticated.

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After exploding back to life at Finsbury Park in 1992, the band enjoyed a second coming, with new albums, a musical and the critical acclaim missing from the first time around.