Sunday, May 1, 2016
Madness - Seven - 1981
I didn't start listening to Madness until f--king 2003. WTF. And, it wasn't just Madness, I started listening to English Beat, Selector, the Specials, and almost anything 2-Tone. Good for me. It was about time. I fell in love with the sound, fell in love with the singles, found the joy of holding a 45rpm with only two songs. Fun stuff.
Obviously, one of their best albums, but not my favorite. You have a lot of good songs on here. I got the album, the singles, the b-sides, the non-album tracks. All a pile of mish mash. It was the arrangement that I liked best. Hope it works for you.
As for the cover, I have always absolutely loved this cover. As a comic book fan, the artwork is fascinating, along with the poor layout and design. When I was making this cover, I wanted to make sure that I left the Made In the UK sticker on there, along with as many creases, ridges, wrinkles and reflections as I could, as it totally adds to the character of the album.
Lots of fun, this one. Listen to it daily.