Sunday, August 08, 2010
Birthday wishes go out today to Chris Foreman (Chrissy Boy to his friends) guitarist and founding member - with Mike Barson and Lee Thompson, in 1976 - of second wave ska pioneers Madness.
One Step Beyond is the title track of the band's 1979 debut album, and was their first single; it was originally performed by ska musician Prince Buster as the b-side to his 1967 single Al Capone.
The video was primarily shot in the Hope and Anchor Pub, located in the London borough of Islington, which was at the time a prime venue in the pub rock movement; Chas Smash appears in the video, even though he was not then a member of the band, because he'd recorded the majority of the vocals in the song, including the intro (which sometimes was and sometimes wasn't included in radio play).
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